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QSI Enrollment at an All-Time High

By Jim Gilson
QSI Enrollment at an All-Time High

Jim Gilson, President of Quality Schools International, reports on recent enrollment data from all 36 private international schools within the QSI network.
We now have data from all 36 schools for the end of September 2014: fifteen of the 36 QSI schools are at an all-time high enrollment!
It is encouraging to see QSI growing and providing a caring education to our students in 27 different countries (on five continents), particularly in this day of worldwide economic uncertainty and unrest in the Middle East.
We believe that this growth is a result of the quality education provided by QSI teachers and administrators, people who care for their students and who are willing to give the time and energy needed for success.
QSI has reached a new high of 6,278 students (up 92 from the end of May, in spite of the fact that both Yemen’s and Ukraine’s enrollments are down due to troubles in those countries and a few other schools have noted a decreased enrollment for different reasons).
The average number of students per school is 174.4, another new high. Twenty-two schools increased in enrollment from 31 May 2014 to 30 September 2014, while 14 dropped. The overall increase was from 6,186 to 6,278, a gain of 92 (1.5%).
Two of our schools in China—Shekou and Shenzhen—have combined to form one large school. The name of this school is QSI International School of Shenzhen (there is no longer a school called QSI International School of Shekou). The enrollment in this combined school (1,345) is greater than the combined enrollments of the two schools at the end of May 2013, which totaled 1,312.
The overall QSI enrollment increase from one year ago (30 September 2013) is from 6,045 to 6,278, representing a gain of 3.9%.
The largest 20 schools (those with 100 or more students) are Shenzhen (1,345), Kiev (615), Almaty (538), Chengdu (357), Dongguan (272), Bratislava (255), Ashgabat (241), Astana (221), Baku (206), Tirana (172), Zhuhai (164), Atyrau (155), Minsk (143), Sarajevo (134), Tbilisi (125), Yerevan (123), Phuket (123), Malta (110), Ljubljana (106), and Bishkek (102).
These are followed by Dushanbe (84), Dili (78), Pápa (73), Skopje (63), Haiphong (59), Chisinau (55), Montenegro (54), and Brindisi (50). These are the 28 largest QSI schools, all having 50 or more students.
It is interesting to look at these trends by region. QSI’s nine schools in China and East Asia gained 80 students; QSI’s 10 schools in Central Asia and the Caucuses gained 81 students; while QSI’s 16 schools in Europe, Benin, Belize, and Venezuela lost 49 students. Yemen was down by 20 students.

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