Education Facts, 2014-2015

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 2014-2015, there were 3,974 elementary and 919 secondary schools in Ontario.

Education Funding

  • For 2014-15, the government's total investment excluding capital was estimated to be $22.3 billion.
  • For 2014-15, the government's total capital investment was estimated to be $990 million.

Teachers, Administrators and Early Childhood Educators**

  • In 2014-2015, there were 115,154.69 full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers, consisting of 74,960.57 elementary and 40,194.12 secondary teachers. The numbers exclude teachers on leave, long-term occasional teachers, and teachers in care, treatment and correctional facilities.
  • In 2014-2015, there were 7,329.28 FTE administrators (principals and vice-principals), consisting of 5,282.29 elementary and 2,046.99 secondary administrators.
  • In 2014-2015, there were 9,197.86 FTE early childhood educators (ECE), excluding long-term occasional ECEs.

Enrolment

  • As of 2014-2015 the number of students in Ontario was: 2,003,237.

The following illustrates enrolment by grade and language, as of 2014-2015:

Elementary
Grade English Language French Language Total
Junior Kindergarten 118,004 8,443 126,447
Kindergarten 126,267 8,772 135,039
Grade 1 130,228 8,842 139,070
Grade 2 130,933 8,408 139,341
Grade 3 129,015 8,278 137,293
Grade 4 128,150 7,788 135,938
Grade 5 129,064 7,474 136,538
Grade 6 128,699 7,076 135,775
Grade 7 127,641 6,619 134,260
Grade 8 133,285 6,366 139,651
Total 1,281,286 78,066 1,359,352


Secondary
Grade English Language French Language Total
Grade 9*** 136,393 5,755 142,148
Grade 10 141,458 5,952 147,410
Grade 11 145,997 5,725 151,722
Grade 12 196,265 6,340 202,605
Total 620,113 23,772 643,885

Source: As reported by schools in Ontario School Information System (OnSIS), 2014-2015.
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".