With rich and excellent educational resources, Xicheng District has a number of exemplary middle schools that are locally and even nationally renowned, such as Beijing No. 4 Middle School, Beijing No. 8 Middle School, Beijing Experimental Middle School and the Middle School Affiliated with Beijing Normal University. In addition, there are other famous primary schools such as the Beijing No.1 Experimental Elementary School, Beijing No. 2 Experimental Elementary School, and Beijing Elementary School. Among them, the Hui People’s Elementary School, a school for ethnic groups, has a long history and has been sticking to developing various educational activities for years to promote an excellent traditional ethnic culture and lay a good foundation for cultivating talents of ethnic groups.
Xicheng District has also made continuous efforts to adjust the educational resources in primary and middle schools, and readjust school layouts, which resulted in a more reasonable educational structure and school layout, and the remarkably improved teaching conditions. By the end of 2015, Xicheng District has 176 schools with 33965 new entrants, 133310 full-time students and 28933 graduates. They include 60 elementary schools with 13074 new entrants, 69252 full-time students and 7789 graduates, 4 junior high schools with 7857 new entrants, 25236 full-time students and 8688 graduates, 39 middle schools with 7068 new entrants, 21225 full-time students and 7636 graduates, 69 kindergartens with 5879 new entrants,17127 full-time students and 4659 graduates, 3 schools of special education with 42 new entrants, 394 full-time students and 110 graduates as well as 1 work-and-study school with 76 students.
In accordance with the law, Xicheng District ensures the growth of funding for education and steady improvement in the quality of education and teaching. The level of basic education maintains a leading rank in the whole city, the integration of vocational education resources makes a steady progress, and the system of lifelong education gets improved. In recent five years, 20 schools have completed renovation and expansion and sites of 360 schools have been reinforced.