Education and Early Childhood Development

Fast Facts

All figures are for 2009/10 unless otherwise noted

 

Schools

279 public schools

  • 13 primary (any combination of K-3 or K-4 with no higher grades)
  • 108 elementary (K-6 or K-9 or any combination of this range)
  • 22 intermediate (usually 7-9, but can vary 1-2 grades above or below, e.g., 6-9 or 8-10)
  • 84 all grade (schools with all grades or combination of grades across primary, elementary, intermediate and high school range)
  • 27 high (any combination on the 7-12 or 6-12 range)
  • 25 senior high (grade configurations of 9-12 or 10-12)

4 private schools
3 first nations' schools

For more detailed information, go to Education Statistics 2009-10

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Students

Enrolment (public schools) – 69,665 (1.4% decline from 2008/09)

  • primary (any combination of K-3 or K-4 with no higher grades) – 2,930
  • elementary (K-6 or K-9 or any combination of this range) – 28,342
  • intermediate (usually K-9, but can vary 1-2 grades above or below, e.g., 6-9 or 8-10) – 9,166
  • all grade (schools with all grades or combination of grades across primary, elementary, intermediate and high school range) – 10,313
  • high (any combination on the 7-12 or 6-12 range) – 6,718
  • senior high (grade configurations of 9-12 or 10-12) – 12,196

Enrolment (4 private schools) – 599
Students being home-schooled – 112

For more detailed information, go to Education Statistics 2009-10

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Teachers

5,569 full-time equivalent teachers
194 first-time teachers
710 Student assistants
1,889 substitute teachers in 2008/09
241 teachers retired in 2008/09

For more detailed information, go to Education Statistics 2009-10

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Financial

These figures are from the 2010-11 fiscal year.

Education budget - $1.324 billion
Expenditure per K-12 student - $12,220
New school construction, maintenance and repair - $113.5 million

 
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