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Last updated on Tuesday, August 25, 2015.

HWDSB is engaging the community to reimagine its vision and focus.

Watch for details as the Board rolls out the Reimagine HWDSB initiative so our community can help us Explore, Imagine and Launch a new direction.

Learn more about HWDSB as we strive for excellence in accessibility, student accommodation, budget, EQAO, facilities planning, innovation, policies, research and more.

Facts at a Glance

Total Number of Schools 108
Elementary 93
Secondary 15
Total Number of Students 46,343
Elementary 30,847
Secondary 15,496
Students enrolled in Full-day Early Learning 6644
Students enrolled in French programs 3071
Students enrolled through Special Education 9273
Students enrolled in English as a Second Language 3,886
Students receiving services/supports for Englsh as a Second Language 9896
Percentage of students whose first language is not English 23
Percentage of students with >/=16 credits by end of Grade 10 66.71%
Total Number of Staff – Academic 4343
Total Number of Staff – Business and Support 929
Average Class Size – Elementary 22.73
Percentage of primary classes at 20 or fewer students 90.2
Total Hours of Community Use of Schools 412,491.25