How hard is it to find a good government school in your neighbourhood

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Delhi has 1,009 government schools.
Based on the number of students, this is what the map looks like.

Number of students enrolled in the school

The most crowded schools are also in the most populous neighbourhoods.

Population in thousands (by ward)

< 50
50-55
55-65
65-75
>75
990 of the schools have Classes 9 and 10.
However, most students never get to Class 10 from Class 9.
Transition rate from Class 9 to Class 10
← High transition
Low transition →
Note: The map excludes 5 schools that were bifurcated in 2015-16 and all schools that did not have enrollments in 2014-15.
The ones that do make it, often have trouble finding a school with the stream of their choice in Class 11.

The city has 882 senior secondary schools run by the state government.
Only 279 schools offer the science stream.
Girls who want to study science are left with just 150 schools — with several wards in the city lacking even one.
For a girl living in Sangam Vihar, even the closest school offering science is a 40-minute bus ride away.
Since schools have to give preference to children in the neighbourhood, one is left with "Pratibha" schools — state-run schools for extraordinary students.

But even the closest "Rajkiya Pratibha" school is an hour-long bus ride away.
For a who wants to study , these are the choices.

Similar to Class 9, several schools have a low transition from Class 11 to 12.

← High transition
Low transition →
Note: The map excludes 5 schools that were bifurcated in 2015-16 and all schools that did not have enrollments in 2014-15.

1009/1009

1009/1009

Data source: Delhi Government's Edudel portal, U-DISE (District Information System for Education) 2015-16 and 2014-15, National University of Educational Planning and Administration. Population estimates from Delhi State Election Commission.