Rural Taitung elementary has only 10 students
In Taitung county, the rural Dien Guang Elementary School has a total of 10 students. Two classes have only one student each and four classes have only two students each.
Of the 81 elementary schools in the county, there are 675 first to sixth grade classes. Of these, 326 classes have less than 9 students each, constituting 48.296% (326/675), 160 classes have less than 5 students each, constituting 23.70% (160/675), and 25 classes have just 1 student each, constituting 3.70% (25/675).
The new county education official is studying the feasibility of holding joint classes for students of the same grade from neighboring schools.