Public schools are located around the major towns of Cameron Highlands which offer government-funded education for the residents of this hill station. Through this initiative, the families in Cameron Highlands are able to enjoy primary and secondary education where there are a few major types.
There are public schools that offer Chinese-based education which are usually identified through the name which starts with Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C). Below is the list of these schools in this segment where they are generally located in the areas as reflected in the names.
- SJK (C) Tringkap
- SJK (C) Kuala Terla
- SJK (C) Kampung Raja
- SJK (C) Cameron
- SJK (C) Bertam Valley
- SJK (C) Kea Farm
- SJK (C) Tanah Rata
- SJK (C) Brinchang
The SJK (C) Brinchang is among the largest government funded Chinese schools here in Cameron Highlands where it is located in the main town of Brinchang.
Like Chinese schools, there are Tamil-based schools which are determined by the name which starts with Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (T) where T denotes Tamil. Among the schools here include:
- SJK (T) Kuala Terla
- SJK (T) Ladang Boh 1
- SJK (T) Ladang Boh 2
- SJK (T) Ringlet
Fully Government Funded Schools
Schools that are fully funded by the government and run the standard curriculum are Sekolah Kebangsaan which basically means National Schools where the language of delivery is BM and English. This includes the following:
- Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Ahmad Shah
- Sekolah Kebangsaan Brinchang
- Sekolah Kebangsaan Telanok
- Sekolah Kebangsaan Terisu
Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi
The Sekolah Kebangsaan Convent is one of the most iconic structures here and oldest schools. It is classified as a SBT or Sekolah Berprestasi Tinggi (Elite School) in which it has been known to produce some of the top students in the state and country.
The SK Convent is considered as a landmark in Cameron Highlands where it was once used as a British government hospital. Besides being a public school for the top students here, it is a popular tourist attraction as well where it is located atop a small hill in Tanah Rata.