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Public Schools in Prussia (1864-1911/13)
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II. Public Secondary Schools

Year
Schools
Classe
(grades)
Teachers
Pupils

Pupils per
class
(grade)

Pupils per
teacher
Pupils per
100
inhabitants
1864
1871
1878
1882
1886
1891
1896
1901
1906
1911 (1)
508

336

576
550
604
669
729
632






4,482
5,701
6,760
5,951
2,233

2,328

4,015
4,310
4,904
6,306
7,699
6,134
90,899

72,039

134,937
131,270
143,097
188,221
216,786
180,729






31.9
33.0
32.1
30.4
40.7

30.9

33.6
30.5
29.2
29.8
28.2
29.5
0.47

0.27

0.47
0.43
0.44
0.54
0.57
(0.45)

(1) Furthermore 12,638 children receive instruction in the upper grades that have been accommodated in the public primary schools; for this year there is no data for the number of schools, classes, and teachers.

Source: Schwarz, O., Der Staatshaushalt und die Finanzen Preußens [The State Budget and the Finances of Prussia], vol. II: Die Zuschussverwaltung [The Administration of Subventions]. Berlin 1900, pp. 380-381 (1864-1896); Statistisches Jahrbuch für den Preußischen Staat [Statistical Yearbook for the Prussian State] 1904, p. 139 (number of classes in 1896); 1910, pp. 215–216 (1901 and 1906); 1913, p. 406 and 407. Reprinted in Gerd Hohorst, Jürgen Kocka, and Gerhard A. Ritter, eds., Sozialgeschichtliches Arbeitsbuch: Materialien zur Statistik des Kaiserreichs 1870-1914. Munich, 1975, vol. 2, p. 158.

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