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Public Schools in Prussia (1864-1911/13)
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III. Public High Schools

Year (1)
Schools
Teachers (2)
Pupils
Pupils per
teacher
Pupils (3)
per 100
inhabitants
1864
1871
1875
1880
1885
1890
1896
1900
1906
1910
1913
264
414
454
493
525
549
576
627
745
824
881
3,810
5,941
6,669
7,502
8,724

8,365
8,852
11,119
12,549
13,731
78,718
119,641
135,777
145,575
151,541
156,796 (4)
156,472 (5)
176,268
227,349
260,019
275,165
20.7
20.1
20.4
19.4
17.4

18.7
19.9
20.4
20.7
20.0
0.41
0.49
0.53
0.53
0.54
0.52
0.48
0.51
0.60
0.65

(1) The data given for each year refer to the statistics gathered during the first semester of that year and the following year.
(2) Until 1885 the data include both full-time and part-time teachers; after 1896 only full-time teachers are counted.
(3) Regarding the population data, see the corresponding notes above for table 4a in this chapter; in this column the results of the census were utilized, except for the years 1895 and 1905.
(4) Schwarz made a mistake in addition for this statistic which in his text reads: 166,796.
(5) Schwarz (p. 226) lists here the number of pupils as 165,060, for which no sources can be found, while his data for the year 1893 coincide with our sources.


Source: Jahrbuch für die Amtliche Statistik des Preußischen Staates [Yearbook for the Administrative Statistics of the Prussian State] 1883, p. 397 (1864-1880); Schwarz, Der Staatshaushalt und die Finanzen Preußens [The State Budget and the Finances of Prussia] p. 228 (1885) and p. 226 (1890); Statistisches Jahrbuch für den Preußischen Staat [Statistical Yearbook for the Prussian State] 1913, p. 416.

Repinted in Gerd Hohorst, Jürgen Kocka, and Gerhard A. Ritter, eds., Sozialgeschichtliches Arbeitsbuch: Materialien zur Statistik des Kaiserreichs 1870-1914. Munich, 1975, vol. 2, pp. 159-60.

Translation: Richard Pettit

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