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Last updated on Monday, February 01, 2016.

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 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