Number of minority schools in Lithuania (compilation), 2010-2018

First, we shall provide relevant parts of the table 22, “Number of schools”, from Lithuania’s fourth report under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (ACFC/SR/IV(2017)004; https://rm.coe.int/16806f826c pp. 76-77)

School year2010/
2011
2012/
2013
2013/
2014
2014/
2015
2015/
2016*
Total 1,3211,2421,2081,2001,193
Schools with one
language of
instruction
Russian3631323333
Polish5650505451 2
Belarusian11111
Schools with
several languages of
instruction
Lithuanian and
Russian
1821141311
Lithuanian and
Polish
1213141010 3
Russian and
Polish
10111199
Lithuanian,
Russian and
Polish
55666 4

2 One school, which does not have pupils studying under the general education programmes
3 Two schools, which do not have pupils studying under the general education programmes
4 One school, which does not have pupils studying under the general education programmes
(sanatorium school)

Then, we shall provide some of the same data in a more convenient way. It highlights the total number of schools, the number of those offering education in Russian and of those offering education in Polish.

School year2010/20112012/20132013/20142014/20152015/2016
Total number of schools1,3211,2421,2081,2001,193
Schools offering instruction in Russian (RU)6968636159
Schools offering education in Polish (PL)8379817976
Total number of minority schools (i.e. offering at least one of the following: education in RU, in PL, or – 1 school – in Belarusian)138132128126121

The data on minority schools in the school year 2018/2019 are available at http://www.svis.smm.lt/file/manual/Statistines%20temines%20lenteles/Bendrasis%20ugdymas/Bendrojo%20ugdymo%20mokykl%C5%B3%20taut.%20ma%C5%BEum%C5%B3%20kalba%20ir%20mokini%C5%B3%20skai%C4%8Dius.xlsx Sadly, they are published in a different format, not allowing to tell the precise number of schools offering education in Russian, in Polish or in Belarusian, because of using vague “Others” for schools offering various options. What they do provide, however, is the total number of these minority schools – there were only 105 left. The total number of schools that year was 1076.

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