Education and Early Childhood Development

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Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

K-12 System

2017-18

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  • 261 public schools
  • 2 school boards – English and Francophone
  • 65,401 students (decline of 922 students from 2016-17)
  • 6 private schools
  • 3 First Nations schools

Enrolment

  • Enrolment for 2017-18 is 65,401 (1.4% decline from 2016-17).

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


Table 2: Change in District/Region Enrolment

District/Region Enrolment
2017-18
Enrolment
2016-17
Percent Change
Labrador 3,665 3,632 0.9%
Western 11,537 11,776 -2.0%
 Nova Central 14,921, 15,372 -2.9%
Eastern 34,928 35,183 -0.7%
Conseil Scolaire Francophone 350 360 -2.8%
Province 65,401 66,323 -1.4%

Class Size Maximums:

Current class size maximums are:

  • K = 20
  • Grades 1-3 = 25
  • Grades 4-6 = 28
  • Grades 7-9 = 31

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
2016-17
2017-18*
19.5
18.9
18.3
18.2
17.9
18.1
18.1
18.2
18.7
19.7
19.6

*Prior to 2017‐18, class size was based only on the English class. Beginning in 2017‐18, PowerSchool data was used allowing all classes in all subjects to be used in the calculation of average class size (excludes music and Phys. Ed.).


Table 4: Average class size by grade grouping and district (2010-11 to 2017-18)

Grades K-3

District/Region 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
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
17.6
16.1
16.3
19.1
11.6
15.8
15.0
17.2
19.4
12.0
Province 16.9 16.6 16.8 16.9 17.0 17.4 17.9 17.7
Grades 4-6  
District/Region 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
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
18.5
17.1
19.1
21.6
11.8
16.2
17.4
19.7
22.1
10.4
Province 18.2 18.0 18.2 18.1 17.9 18.5 20.0 19.9
Grades 7-9  
District/Region 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
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
20.2
19.5
19.3
23.4
9.1
16.6
18.4
19.4
24.1
8.6
Province 19.8 19.4 19.5 19.4 19.8 20.4 21.5 21.1
Grades K-9  
District/Region 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18
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
18.6
17.6
18.2
21.0
11.6
16.8
17.1
18.9
21.6
10.9
Province 18.2 17.9 18.1 18.1 18.2 18.7 19.7 19.6

Table 5: Statistics over Time, 2007-08, 2012-13 and 2017-18

Indicator 2007-08 2012-13 2017-18 % Change
2007-08 to 2017-18
Schools
Enrolment (headcount)
Teachers
Pupil-Teacher Ratio
285
74,304
5,443
13.2
268
67,933
5,528
11.9
261
65,401
 
 
-8.4
-12.0
 
 

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