Eilat has been in partnership with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. It is rated above median in the socio-economic scale published by the Central Bureau of Statistics. Eilat is a relatively young community in that of a total population of 43,500 there are 11,900 children aged 0-18 (almost 30%). Among these children 1,704 are defined to be at risk and are known to the Municipal Welfare Department.
The matriculation achievement rate is close to the national average: 51% versus a national average of 59.7% yet of those achieving matriculation only 4.5% continue to higher education. The proportion of individuals receiving a guaranteed income supplement is lower than the national average and stands at 59.8 per 1000 residents as compared to the national average of 76.7 per 1000 residents.
There are 16 schools in the city including: 11 elementary schools, 4 high schools, each with a junior high school and one Ultra Orthodox school.
The average expenditure on education per capita for ages 0-17 in Eilat is high: 6,815 shekels, compared to a national average of 4,195 shekels per capita.
There are 7,694 olim in the city that arrived between January 1989 and December 2002. Of those, 5,157 originated form the Former Soviet Union and 104 from Ethiopia. Olim constitute 17.7% of Eilat's population. Among them there are 1,356 children.