All Students Achieving Their Full Potential
Providing relevant, responsive education so that each student becomes a lifelong learner and contributing citizen in a diverse world.
Respect, Creativity, Excellence, Citizenship
To achieve this, the Board is embracing three overarching themes in its strategic directions: Achievement Matters, Engagement Matters and Equity Matters. These are guiding our specific actions in the years ahead, as we implement the blueprint for action that we refer to as our Annual Operating Plan (AOP).
Specific work that flows from our AOP includes our kindergarten to Grade 2 literacy plan, our work to engage youth no longer at school, our enhanced math programming, and much more.
Strategic Directions ensure that we have clarity of purpose. An Annual Operating Plan guides our year-to-year action, and in our Budget we demonstrate our priorities as we direct funds to areas that best serve our student-focused priorities of achievement, engagement and equity.
At the school level, this alignment is a reflection of our further commitment to enhance our culture of academic optimism, a crucial ingredient in education which is really about attitude and belief. Academic optimism exists when we believe we can reach every student and when there is trust in our schools, throughout our Board and among our parents and our community. It is about holding high expectations for our students. It is also about believing that all of our students can learn, because we have given them what they need.
|Total Number of Schools||114|
|Total Number of Students FTE, Body Count||47,756||51,242|
|Elementary FTE, Body Count||30,902.50||34,203|
|Secondary FTE, Body Count||16,853.50||17,039|
|Students enrolled in full day early learning||2,312|
|Students enrolled in French programs||2,813.00|
|Students enrolled through Special Education||9,849.00|
|Students receiving services/supports for English as a Second Language||8,762.00|
|Percentage of students whos first language is not English||18|
|Percentage of students with >/= 16 credits by end of Grade 10||63%|
|Total Number of staff – Academic||4511.15|
|Total Number of staff – Business & Support||609.95|
|Average Class Size – Elementary||21.6|
|Percentage of primary classes at 20 or fewer students||90.5|
|Total Hours of Community Use of Schools||252,731.25|
|Top Six Languages||English||89.80%|
|Number of residents in district||519,949|