2) How can one choose primary and secondary schools? What is a school district?
In Taiwan, children are enrolled in public elementary schools and junior high schools, not through self-application, but according to school districts. A school district means that the local government divides a number of schools under individual school districts according to administrative regions, population, transportation, school distribution, cultural environment, etc. Several schools are further divided under individual school districts. Students of the right age enrolling in junior high and elementary schools will be assigned to the school closest to their residence in the school district based on their household registration address. If there is no household registration, the school will be assigned according to the address which appears on the child’s residence permit.
The distribution of Taitung City Junior High and Elementary School Districts is as follows: