There are a total of 301 Schools in this district, consisting of 149 Lower Primary Schools, 79 Upper Primary Schools, 29 High Schools, 32 Higher Secondary Schools, 6 Vocational Higher Secondary Schools and 6 Special Schools. Wayanad is single Education District with One Deputy Director, One District Education Officer, and three Assistant Educational Officers. It has also a District Institute of Education and Training, located at Sulthan Bathery. Besides, a Kendriya Vidyalaya, a Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya and 8 CBSE Schools and 1 ICSE School are functioning in this District.
The education of tribals is still a big problem. Inspite of a lot of efforts, they have not yet been brought to the main stream. Many are admitted to schools, but they do not remain. The only consolation is the Residential Schools located at remote areas set apart for the education of Tribals Childrens. These Schools have better facilities and well run.
During the past, higher education in Wayanad was a big problem. Most of the Students have to go adjacent districts to satisfy their higher education needs. Now the situation is changed, as the district have six first grade colleges, two Polytechnics, one Industrial Training Institute, four B.Ed Centres and three Teachers Training Institutes. Besides, There is an Engineering College, a Veterinary College and Oriental School of Hotel Management for Hotel Management and Catering studies.