Education Facts, 2013-2014

Education Facts, 2013-2014

Schools and School Boards

The following are the most recent facts and figures available for Ontario's publicly funded education system.

  • Administration: Ontario's schools are administered by district school boards and school authorities.
  • School boards are divided as follows:
    • 31 English Public
    • 29 English Catholic
    • 4 French Public
    • 8 French Catholic
  • There are 10 School Authorities, consisting of 4 geographically isolated boards and 6 hospital-based school authorities
  • There is 1 Provincial Schools Authority.
  • As of 2013-2014, there were 3,980 elementary and 917 secondary schools in Ontario.

Education Funding

  • For 2013-14, the government's total investment excluding capital was $21 billion.
  • For 2013-14, the government's total capital investment was $1.1 billion.

Teachers, Administrators and Early Childhood Educators*

  • In 2013-2014, there were 114,982.89 full time equivalent (FTE) teachers, consisting of 73,673.83 elementary and 41,309.06 secondary teachers. The numbers exclude teachers on leave, long-term occasional teachers, and teachers in care, treatment and correctional facilities.
  • In 2013-2014, there were 7,320.17 FTE administrators (principals and vice-principals), consisting of 5,244.59 elementary and 2,075.58 secondary administrators.
  • In 2013-2014, there were 6,699.85 FTE early childhood educators (ECE), excluding long-term occasional ECEs.

Enrolment

  • As of 2013-14 the number of students in Ontario was: 2,015,411.

The following illustrates enrolment by grade and language, as of 2013-14:

Elementary
Grade English Language French Language Total
Junior Kindergarten 118,432 8,617 127,049
Kindergarten 125,717 8,799 134,516
Grade 1 130,159 8,554 138,713
Grade 2 128,178 8,366 136,544
Grade 3 127,253 7,866 135,119
Grade 4 128,382 7,533 135,915
Grade 5 128,236 7,149 135,385
Grade 6 126,980 6,858 133,838
Grade 7 131,938 6,407 138,345
Grade 8 131,375 6,166 137,541
Total 1,276,650 76,315 1,352,965


Secondary
Grade English Language French Language Total
Grade 9** 139,329 6,052 145,381
Grade 10 144,144 5,825 149,969
Grade 11 148,424 5,884 154,308
Grade 12 206,323 6,465 212,788
Total 638,220 24,226 662,446

Source: As reported by schools in Ontario School Information System (OnSIS), 2013-2014.
Data includes public and Roman Catholic schools and school authorities. Data excludes private schools, publicly funded hospital and provincial schools, care, treatment and correctional facilities, summer, night and adult continuing education day schools. Data is based on headcount of students.

For data on prior years, see our Quick Facts publications:

* Data excludes personnel on leave and long-term occasional personnel.
** Data includes students designated as “Pre-Grade 9”.