A The national budget for education was for 2011 and 2012. Funding figures were calculated by using the enrollment data from the 2011 and 2012 year. B Includes 751 pre-school students C Data from 2002
Education in Nauru is compulsory for children between the ages of 5 and 16. There are eleven schools in Nauru, including three primary schools and two secondary schools (Nauru College and Nauru Secondary School). There is an Able/Disable Centre for children with special needs. Education at these schools is free. In 2011, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reported that 3,026 children were enrolled at Nauru's schools. The Minister for Education is the Hon. Charmaine Scotty, MP from 2013.
Education in Nauru was first formalised by the work of Protestant missionaries in the early twentieth century. The first schools were established by missionary Philip Delaporte, teaching children literacy in the Nauru language. In 1923, the joint administration of the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand made education compulsory and established a curriculum based in the English language. Australia's AusAID funded an $11 million refurbishment of Nauru Secondary School beginning in late 2007. The project to assist in improving educational performance in Nauru was completed in 2010. Part of the project focused on enhancing Nauruan construction capacity.
The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) finds that Nauru is fulfilling only 83.9% of what it should be fulfilling for the right to education based on the country's level of income. HRMI breaks down the right to education by looking at the rights to both primary education and secondary education. While taking into consideration Nauru's income level, the nation is achieving 93.5% of what should be possible based on its resources (income) for primary education but only 74.2% for secondary education.
Nauru Primary School - Meneng District - Years 4-6
The current building opened on October 6, 2016. Canstruct, an Australian firm, built the two-story building, which has eight classrooms. The building, specially designed for Nauruan weather, with ceiling fans and special airflow, may house up to 400 students and is resistant to natural disasters.
Nauru College opened as the Denigomodu School in January 2000 as part of the Rehabilitation and Development Cooperation Agreement between Australia and Nauru, agreed in August 1993. As part of the agreement the governments decided to build Nauru College in March 1999. It was initially Nauru's third primary school, but it was transitioned into a junior high school with Form 1, as Nauruan children vie for scholarships at that educational stage.
The Location School (years 1-8 as of April 2002) - Within the "Location" housing development in Denigomodu, for expatriate children  This is the only school in Nauru which is not English medium.
Nauru Regional Processing Centre had its own school, and the Australian government gave a contract in August 2013 to the organisation Save the Children to deliver a curriculum. By 2015 Australian authorities planned to move the students to local Nauruan government schools. That year the immigrants were moved to the local schools.
^ abcdDocument by the." OHCHR. Retrieved on 8 July 2018. "The Education system is comprised of 10 schools, there are District Infant schools each[...]and finally Nauru Secondary School (Years 10-12) where compulsory education end at Year 12.[...]"
^Nauru : a Situation Analysis of Children, Women and Youth. UNICEF Pacific Office, 2005. Page number not stated. "A third primary school, Denig, [for Denigomodu] was allocated Grades 5 and 6 plus Form 1 (Year 7) and renamed Nauru College School. [...] because most students compete for national scholarships in Form 1."
^Nauru Population Profile: A Guide for Planners and Policy-Makers. Secretariat of the Pacific Community, 1 January 1999. ISBN9822036647, 9789822036640. p. 13. "The Location school which provides education for the expatriate workers' children living within the Location Settlement." See Google search result - The Location identified as being in Denigomodu on page 4: "The district of Denigomodu has the largest population[...]This is mainly due to the Location Settlement being situated in this district, which houses all expatriate[...]"