As part of its efforts in fully implementing the comprehensive education reform, Xuhui set up the Nan Yang Model Education Group, making itself the first district in Shanghai with a full schooling coverage in all neighborhoods. As it keeps establishing new and high-quality schools to promote education, Xuhui was awarded as a Model District for the national objective of universal nine-year compulsory education and eliminating young and middle-aged illiteracy. In addressing the problems of admission, Xuhui has established 1 nine-year school, 2 elementary schools, 5 kindergartens and 9 teaching sites in kindergartens. Xuhui has created China's first batch of public cultural service demonstration areas, with 211 entertainment rooms under residential committee transformed into cultural display venues. Also, Xuhui is working on establishing 30-minute sports circles, and has been successfully listed as Shanghai’s first National Sports Industry Demonstration Base.
Scientific and technological strength was further strengthened. investment from district revenues to science and technology totaled 376 million yuan, accounting for 5% of financial expenditure. The scientific and technological achievements industrialization was accelerated. there were 315 high-tech enterprises newly certified and qualified after review, 77 achievement transformation projects certified by Shanghai High-tech Achievement Transformation Center and technical contracts signed valued 14.411 billion yuan. There were 101 additional national and Shanghai innovation fund (capital) projects. 13 enterprises in Xuhui District were honored . IPR protection was strengthened. There were 2,521 patents applied, including 1,210 invention patents, 738 utility model patents and 573 industrial design patents. Popular science promotion was reinforced. There were 25 popular science lectures with 8,000 audiences, 18 national and municipal popular science bases opened with over 10,000 visitors, over 50 thousand promotional materials distributed and 26 academic exchange activities with 2,000 participants. Priority continued to be given to the development of education. Among district financial revenues, 967 million yuan was put on education, up by 23.3% over the previous year. The educational resources were appropriately adjusted with 2 schools closed down and merged and 1 school expanded. The fundamental education continued to grow. The enrollment rate of 9-year compulsory education remained 100%. At the end of 2007, there were 44 primary schools (special schools included) with 32.5 thousand students, 45 regular middle schools (work-and-study schools included) with 42.2 thousand students, 2 vocational schools with 3.1 thousand students and 17 secondary vocational schools with 23.5 thousand students. The enrollment rate of senior secondary education reached 98% with 6.4 thousand new students enrolled. 100% of children aged 3-6 years old went to kindergartens in Xuhui District. The training of adult education was improved. there were 88 schools having valid license of running school with 230 thousand students.