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K-12 System : 2015-16

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  • 262 public schools
  • 2 school boards – English and Francophone
  • 66,800 students (decline of 493 students from 2014-15)
  • 6 private schools
  • 3 First Nations schools

Enrolment

  • Enrolment for 2015-16 is 66,800 (0.7% decline from 2014-15)
  • Enrolment is expected to decline at a rate of 0.3% to 1.0% for the next four years.

Figure 1: Actual and Projected Enrolments (2000-01 to 2019-20)

 

Table 1: Actual and Projected Enrolments (2000-01 to 2019-20)

Year Enrolment Percent Change
2000-01
2001-02
2002-03
2003-04
2004-05
2005-06
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
2014-15
90,167
86,898
84,268
81,458
79,439
76,763
74,304
72,084
70,631
69,665
68,729
67,933
67,604
67,436
67,293
66,800
67,293
-4.0%
-3.6%
-3.0%
-3.3%
-2.5%
-3.4%
-3.2%
-3.0%
-2.0%
-1.4%
-1.3%
-1.2%
-0.5%
-0.2%
-0.2%
-0.7%
-0.20%
- Projected -
2016-17
2017-18
2018-19
2019-20
66,586
65,914
65,563
65,237
-0.5%
-0.5%
-0.6%
-0.4%
-0.4%

Table 2: Change in District/Region Enrolment

District/Region Enrolment Enrolment Percent Change
2015-16 2014-15
Labrador 3,310 3,348 -1.1%
Western 10,799 10,967 -1.5%
 Nova Central 11,541 11,692 -1.3%
Eastern 40,801 40,928 -0.3%
Conseil Scolaire Francophone 349 358 -2.5%
Province 66,800 67,293 -0.7%

Class Size Maximums:

Current class size maximums are:

  • K = 20
  • Grades 1-6 = 25
  • Grades 7-9 = 27

Average Class Size

Table 3: Provincial average class size for Grades K-9

Year Average Class Size
2007-08
2008-09
2009-10
2010-11
2011-12
2012-13
2013-14
2014-15
2015-16
19.5
18.9
18.3
18.2
17.9
18.1
18.1
18.2
18.7

Table 4: Average class size by grade grouping and district (2010-11 to 2015-16)

Grades K-3

District/Region 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Labrador
Western
Nova Central
Eastern
Conseil scolaire francophone
15.8
15.5
16.3
17.7
11.8
15.6
14.9
15.7
17.6
10.8
15.5
14.9
15.5
17.8
10.5
15.2
15.1
15.9
18.0
12.3
15.6
14.7
16.1
18.3
11.1
16.8
15.6
16.4
18.5
11.9
Province 16.9 16.6 16.8 16.9 17.0 17.4
Grades 4-6
District/Region 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Labrador
Western
Nova Central
Eastern
Conseil scolaire francophone
17.8
16.9
16.8
19.2
9.4
16.9
16.5
16.8
19.2
10.6
16.6
16.5
16.8
19.3
12.0
17.3
16.5
16.8
19.3
10.7
16.4
16.1
17.2
18.9
13.5
18.0
16.8
17.2
19.6
11.9
Province 18.2 18.0 18.2 18.1 17.9 18.5
Grades 7-9
District/Region 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Labrador
Western
Nova Central
Eastern
Conseil scolaire francophone
18.1
18.4
17.6
21.5
11.8
17.9
18.0
17.7
20.9
9.3
17.9
18.1
17.7
20.9
11.0
17.0
17.4
17.7
21.2
9.1
17.1
18.2
18.2
21.2
10.0
17.4
18.8
18.8
22.0
7.9
Province 19.8 19.4 19.5 19.4 19.8 20.4
Grades K-9
District/Region 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Labrador
Western
Nova Central
Eastern
Conseil scolaire francophone
17.4
17.0
17.0
19.2
10.8
16.9
16.5
16.8
19.0
10.5
16.9
16.5
16.8
19.2
11.0
16.5
16.4
16.8
19.3
11.2
16.5
16.3
17.2
19.3
11.8
17.4
17.1
17.5
19.8
11.6
Province 18.2 17.9 18.1 18.1 18.2 18.7

Table 5: Statistics over Time, 2005-06, 2010-11 and 2015-16

Indicator 2005-06 2010-11 2015-16 % Change
2005-06 to 2015-16
Schools
Enrolment (headcount)
Teachers
Pupil-Teacher Ratio
294
76,763
5,485
13.5
272
68,729
5,544
12.0
262
66,800
5,314
12.1
-10.9
-13.0
-3.1
-10.4

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