There was phenomenal growth in school education
infrastructure during the past 3 decades. Schooling has been conducted in three
different stages - primary, secondary and higher secondary. In Kerala, there
were 12,310 schools in 1999-2000 having 6726 lower primary (LP) schools, 2968
upper primary (UP) schools and 2580 high schools. Kerala schools posses better
physical and basic facilities compared to those in other parts of India. 83% of
schools are housed in proper buildings 84% of Government schools have drinking
water facilities and 85% have urinals / latrine facilities.