Our achievements

Our achievements in 2012-13 included:

  • in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) 2012, ACT students across all year levels and domains achieved mean scores higher than the Australian average
  • the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in the ACT above the national minimum standard was higher than the proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Australia above the national minimum standard in all tests and all year levels in NAPLAN 2012
  • 88.3 percent of public school year 12 students achieved a Year 12 Certificate in 2012
  • 93.5 percent of 2011 public school year 12 graduates were employed or studying in 2012
  • the attendance rate of public school students in years 1 to 10 in 2012 was 91.4 percent
  • 91.0 percent of year 10 public school students in 2012 proceeded to public colleges in 2013
  • 86.2 percent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in public schools achieved a Year 12 Certificate in 2012
  • 80.8 percent of students and 86.0 percent of parents and carers were satisfied with the education at public schools in 2012
  • 100 percent of parents were satisfied with the learning and developmental progress of their child attending an early intervention program in 2013
  • 591 visits to licensed education and care services were conducted in 2012-13 to meet requirements of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care
  • 13.5 percent increase in the number of apprentices and trainees in training in the ACT in 2012, compared with a national increase of 1.6 percent
  • 85.2 percent of ACT VET graduates were employed after training compared with 77.8 percent nationally
  • 93.9 percent of staff were retained by the Directorate during 2011-12.

Our business

In 2012-13, our business featured:

  • $656.9 million in expenditure
  • $2,058.3 million in assets including school buildings and infrastructure
  • 5,997 staff including 4,185 school teachers and leaders
  • 4,673 female staff, equating to 77.9 percent of the total workforce
  • 40,879 students ranging from preschool to year 12 in 86 public schools.