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Last updated on Tuesday, September 13, 2016.

HWDSB engaged our students and community to reimagine our vision and focus.

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board’s new vision is guided by a student-generated tagline – Curiosity, Creativity, Possibility – that will help the Board pursue five priorities arising from extensive public feedback.

Facts at a Glance
Total Number of Schools 103
Elementary 88
Secondary 15
Total Number of Students 49,167
Elementary 34,362
Secondary 14,805
Students enrolled in Full-day Early Learning 6534
Students enrolled in French programs 3373
Students enrolled through Special Education 8842
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 20.5%
Percentage of students with >/=16 credits by end of Grade 10 67.49%
Total Number of Staff – Academic 4199
Total Number of Staff – Business and Support 935
Average Class Size – Elementary 22.61
Percentage of primary classes at 20 or fewer students 90.1
Total Hours of Community Use of Schools 413,500