Record Number of New Immigrants to Enter Israel's School System

August 31, 2015

Source: Israel Hayom


The school year is set to begin in Israel on Tuesday, with more than 2 million children and teens poised to enter or return to the school system. Of them, a record number of 2,900 students will be attending an Israeli school for the first time, having immigrated to Israel this summer. Some 360 new immigrants will be starting school as Israeli first graders. According to the Immigrant Absorption Ministry, the number of new immigrant students this year constitutes an increase of more than 50% over last year. In September 2014, only 1,900 new immigrant students entered Israel's school system.

Much like the last school year, in 2015 most new immigrants poised to enter Israel's schools hail from France -- 1,150 students -- followed by Ukraine (500), Russia (470) and the U.S. (270). Additional countries include Peru, Australia and Belgium.

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Updated: Sep. 16, 2015