Education Facts

Education Facts, 2012-2013

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 2012-2013, there were 3,978 elementary and 913 secondary schools in Ontario.

Education Funding

  • For 2012-13, the government's total investment excluding capital was $21 billion.
  • For 2012-13, the government's total capital investment was $1.4 billion.
  • For 2013-14, the government's total investment excluding capital was projected to be $21 billion.
  • For 2013-14, the government's total capital investment was projected to be $1.4 billion.

Teachers, Administrators and Early Childhood Educators*

  • In 2012-2013, there were 115,493.88 full time equivalent (FTE) teachers, consisting of 73,031.92 elementary and 42,461.96 secondary teachers. The numbers exclude teachers on leave, long-term occasional teachers, and teachers in care, treatment and correctional facilities.
  • In 2012-2013, there were 7,328.91 FTE administrators (principals and vice-principals), consisting of 5,222.94 elementary and 2,105.97 secondary administrators.
  • In 2012-2013, there were 4,390.45 FTE early childhood educators, excluding long-term ECEs

Enrolment

  • As of 2012-13 the number of students in Ontario was: 2,031,195.

The following illustrates enrolment by grade and language, as of 2012-13:

Elementary
Grade English Language French Language Total
Junior Kindergarten 117,829 8,518 126,347
Kindergarten 124,576 8,576 133,152
Grade 1 127,092 8,428 135,520
Grade 2 126,314 7,912 134,226
Grade 3 127,169 7,583 134,752
Grade 4 127,339 7,156 134,495
Grade 5 126,311 6,869 133,180
Grade 6 131,320 6,619 137,939
Grade 7 129,989 6,178 136,167
Grade 8 134,443 6,377 140,820
Total 1,272,382 74,216 1,346,598


Secondary
Grade English Language French Language Total
Grade 9** 144,356 5,841 150,197
Grade 10 147,507 5,851 153,358
Grade 11 154,044 5,866 159,910
Grade 12 214,209 6,923 221,132
Total 660,116 24,481 684,597

Source: As reported by schools in Ontario School Information System (OnSIS), 2012-2013.
Data include public and Roman Catholic schools and school authorities. Data exclude private schools, publicly funded hospital and provincial schools, care, treatment and correctional facilities, summer, night and adult continuing education day schools.

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”.