Citing Donetsk city council, UNIAN reports that on September 1, 2012, 272 first grades with 7,763 students (last year 7,227) will start their work.
In accordance with the parents' choices, 2,057 children will be taught in Ukrainian (26.5%). Currently Donetsk has 34 schools that have the status of institutions with Ukrainian language of studying. Altogether there will be 718 classes with Ukrainian and 28.3% Donetsk student will study in the official language (17,649 students).
The city council notes that on the whole the education field of the city will be represented by 158 general education establishments of all types and forms of ownership (150 public and 8 private) where 67 thousand people will study (the same number last year); 181 pre-school establishments and 27 extracurrical institutions.