圖片來源：1918年(大正7年)，〈中壢國小創校百週年專刊〉，桃園縣中壢市中壢國民小學創校百週年校慶籌備委員會出版 Photo from 1918, Zhongli Elementary School's 100th Anniversary Special Issue, published by the 100th Anniversary Celebration Event Preparation Committee of Zhongli Elementary School in Zhongli City, Taoyuan County.語音導覽按鈕
中壢公學校成立於1898年(明治31年)，自此中壢地區的國民教育開始發展，並開枝散葉遍及大中壢地區。中壢公學校可謂是中壢地區國民教育普及的起跑點，陸續從中壢公學校分支至新街、中平、龍崗等地獨立辦學。臺灣在日本時代(1895年-1945年)末期才有所謂「強迫入學條例」，所有學齡兒童都須接受六年國民教育，而1945年二次大戰後，臺灣國民義務教育仍維持六年，直到1968年(民國57年)開始施行「九年國民義務教育」。 Chureki Public School was established in 1898. Since then, the compulsory education in the Zhongli district started to develop and further branched out to the greater Zhongli district. Chureki Public School could be seen as the starting point of the spreading of compulsory education across the Zhongli district. Thereafter, districts such as Xinjie, Zhongping, and Longgang started to implement compulsory education independently. Only until the later period of Japanese colonial rule did Taiwan have the so-called "compulsory schooling rules" which stipulated that all school-age children were required to receive six years of compulsory education. After the end of World War II in 1945, the duration of Taiwan's compulsory education remained six years. Only until 1968 was the "nine-year compulsory education" implemented.