Quick Facts: Ontario Schools, 2009–10

The following information about Ontario’s publicly funded elementary and secondary schools is based on data reported by schools, school boards, and school authorities. Unless otherwise specified, data for hospital programs and Provincial Schools; care, treatment, and correctional facilities; continuing education; and private schools is not included.

Owing to a change in data collection methods, data for 2006–07 and subsequent years is not strictly comparable to data for years prior to 2006–07.

Data for private schools was not available at time of publishing.

Enrolment, 2009–10

Public Schools
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 469 178 257 790 726 968
Female 442 427 232 603 675 030
Total 911 605 490 393 1 401 998


Roman Catholic Schools
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 219 043 115 862 334 905
Female 212 655 111 832 324 487
Total 431 698 227 694 659 392


Public and Roman Catholic Schools
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 688 221 373 652 1 061 873
Female 655 082 344 435 999 517
Total 1 343 303 718 087 2 061 390


Number of Schools, 1999–2000 and 2005–06 to 2009–10

Elementary
1999–2000 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Public 2 577 2 611 2 613 2 617 2 629 2 624
Roman Catholic 1 393 1 391 1 398 1 409 1 405 1 396
Total 3 970 4 002 4 011 4 026 4 034 4 020


Secondary
1999–2000 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Public 596 630 634 639 642 644
Roman Catholic 224 254 256 258 259 267
Total 820 884 890 897 901 911


Elementary and Secondary
1999–2000 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Public 3 173 3 241 3 247 3 256 3 271 3 268
Roman Catholic 1 617 1 645 1 654 1 667 1 664 1 663
Total 4 790 4 886 4 901 4 923 4 935 4 931

Enrolment by Grade, 2009–10

Elementary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Junior Kindergarten 81 598 37 271 118 869
Kindergarten 86 903 39 191 126 094
Grade 1 90 033 41 056 131 089
Grade 2 88 455 41 182 129 637
Grade 3 91 038 43 425 134 463
Grade 4 90 442 42 573 133 015
Grade 5 92 411 45 064 137 475
Grade 6 94 629 46 176 140 805
Grade 7 96 194 46 821 143 015
Grade 8 99 902 48 939 148 841
Total 911 605 431 698 1 343 303


Secondary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Grade 9* 109 683 53 884 163 567
Grade 10 110 768 53 564 164 332
Grade 11 113 358 53 582 166 940
Grade 12 156 584 66 664 223 248
Total 490 393 227 694 718 087

* Includes students designated as “Pre-Grade 9”.


Elementary and Secondary School Enrolment, 1999–2000 and 2005–06 to 2009–10

Elementary
1999–2000 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Public 953 694 949 435 937 216 926 337 917 536 911 605
Roman Catholic 473 664 461 576 452 382 445 148 437 904 431 698
Total 1 427 358 1 411 011 1 389 598 1 371 485 1 355 440 1 343 303


Secondary
1999–2000 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Public 507 595 493 670 494 569 493 279 490 872 490 393
Roman Catholic 196 673 213 863 219 297 222 824 224 424 227 694
Total 704 268 707 533 713 866 716 103 715 296 718 087


Elementary and Secondary
1999–2000 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Public 1 461 289 1 443 105 1 431 785 1 419 616 1 408 408 1 401 998
Roman Catholic 670 337 675 439 671 679 667 972 662 328 659 392
Provincial Total 2 131 626 2 118 544 2 103 464 2 087 588 2 070 736 2 061 390


Enrolment in French-Language Schools, 1999–2000 and 2005–06 to 2009–10
1999–2000 2005–16 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Elementary 67 744 66 458 66 059 66 368 67 182 68 015
Secondary 26 106 23 617 24 158 24 703 24 648 24 961
Total 93 850 90 075 90 217 91 071 91 830 92 976

Enrolment in French as a Second Language, 2009–10

Elementary
Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program Total
Public 445 764 7 276 97 002 550 042
Roman Catholic 231 381 14 253 28 006 273 640
Total 677 145 21 529 125 008 823 682


Secondary
Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program Total
Public 86 849 5 678 15 635 108 162
Roman Catholic 39 929 2 656 5 785 48 370
Total 126 778 8 334 21 420 156 532


Elementary and Secondary
Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program Total
Public 532 613 12 954 112 637 658 204
Roman Catholic 271 310 16 909 33 791 322 010
Total 803 923 29 863 146 428 980 214

Teachers and Administrators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2009–10

Public School Boards
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 10 878.57 14 140.90 25 019.47
Female 40 406.61 17 134.05 57 540.66
Total 51 285.18 31 274.95 82 560.13


Roman Catholic School Boards
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 4 526.33 6 766.74 11 293.07
Female 19 964.70 7 986.20 27 950.90
Total 24 491.03 14 752.94 39 243.97


Public and Roman Catholic School Boards
Elementary Secondary Total
Total 75 776.21 46 027.89 121 804.10


Positions Held
Elementary Secondary Total
Principals and vice-principals 5 323.16 2 094.37 7 417.53
Percentage male 35.4% 51.4% 40.0%
Percentage female 64.6% 48.6% 60.0%
Department heads and classroom and
other teachers
70 453.05 43 933.52 114 386.57
Percentage male 19.2% 45.1% 29.2%
Percentage female 80.8% 54.9% 70.8%

Teachers and Administrators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2005–06 to 2009–10

Positions Held – Elementary
2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Principals and vice-principals 5 260.12 5 329.64 5 374.73 5 340.09 5 323.16
Percentage female 62.4% 63.5% 63.1% 64.1% 64.6%
Percentage male 37.6% 36.5% 36.9% 35.9% 35.4%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
73 952.20 71 095.74 72 205.31 70 878.42 70 453.05
Percentage female 81.0% 80.8% 80.8% 80.8% 80.8%
Percentage male 19.0% 19.2% 19.2% 19.2% 19.2%


Positions Held – Secondary
2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
Principals and vice-principals 1 878.16 1 868.99 1 993.43 2 040.86 2 094.37
Percentage female 46.1% 46.5% 47.0% 48.3% 48.6%
Percentage male 53.9% 53.5% 53.0% 51.7% 51.4%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
44 556.72 44 190.66 43 971.78 43 993.50 43 933.52
Percentage female 53.9% 54.1% 54.3% 54.6% 54.9%
Percentage male 46.1% 45.9% 45.7% 45.4% 45.1%

Students 19 Years of Age and Older in Secondary Day School, 1999–2000 and 2005–06 to 2009–10

Male
1999–2000 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
19–21 18 787 13 561 12 770 12 327 11 810 12 362
22 and over 2 719 1 874 1 953 1 840 1 883 2 533
Total 21 506 15 435 14 723 14,167 13 693 14 895
%* 3.1% 2.2% 2.1% 2.0% 1.9% 2.1%


Female
1999–2000 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
19–21 12 045 9 404 9 235 8 883 8 582 9 131
22 and over 5 981 3 396 3 455 3 199 3 295 3 875
Total 18,026 12 800 12 690 12 082 11 877 13 006
%* 2.6% 1.8% 1.8% 1.7% 1.7% 1.8%


Male and Female
1999–2000 2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09 2009–10
19–21 30 832 22 965 22 005 21 210 20 392 21 493
22 and over 8 700 5 270 5 408 5 039 5 178 6 408
Total 39 532 28 235 27 413 26 249 25 570 27 901
%* 5.7% 4.0% 3.8% 3.7% 3.6% 3.9%

* Percentages for years prior to 2008–09 are based on total secondary school enrolment, including enrolment in hospital programs and Provincial Schools. The percentages for 2008–09 and 2009–10 are based on total secondary school enrolment, excluding enrolment in hospital programs and Provincial Schools.


Continuing Education Course Enrolment, 2008–09*
English French Total
Secondary school credit 257 990 1 793 259 783
Correspondence or self-study 32 474 2 772 35 246
Adult basic literacy and numeracy 11 640 495 12 135
English or French as
a second language for adults
143 769 2 883 146 652
Native as a second language for adults 42 0 42
Citizenship and official
national languages
2 751 0 2 751
Non-credit/general interest 30 180 0 30 180
Total 478 846 7 943 486 789

* Continuing education information is reported to the ministry after the completion of the school year (e.g., 2008–09 data is reported in 2009–10). The reporting year runs from September 1 to August 31, and data includes summer enrolments.


Continuing Education Course Enrolment, 2004–05 to 2008–09*
2004–05 2005–06** 2006–07** 2007–08 2008–09
Secondary school credit 277 412 281 739 290 254 267 519 259 783
Correspondence or self-study 32 408 33 862 34 191 33 284 35 246
Adult basic literacy and numeracy 11 794 12 520 10 748 18 763 12 135
English or French as
a second language for adults
199 456 179 098 156 577 154 037 146 652
Native as a second language for adults 0 12 2 184 90 42
Citizenship and official national languages 6 468 5 363 4 626 4 598 2 751
Non-credit/general interest 57 875 45 816 28 499 38 401 30 180
Total 585 413 558 410 527 079 516 692 486 789

* Continuing education information is reported to the ministry after the completion of the school year (e.g., 2008–09 data is reported in 2009–10). The reporting year runs from September 1 to August 31, and data includes summer enrolments.

** Data for 2005–06 and 2006–07 may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.


Financial Information, 2005–06 to 2009–10

District School Boards
2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09* 2009–10*
Revenue (excluding
transfer from reserves)
$17 784 663 341 $18 200 500 752 $19 126 910 977 $20 831 349 554 $29 385 785 872
Expenditures (excluding
transfer to reserves)
17 794 786 050 18 282 592 572 19 059 585 850 20 798 295 799 21 431 548 975
Net transfers to/
(from) reserves
5 105 624 (47 305 645) 75 557 397
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
(15 228 333) (34 786 175) (8 232 270) 33 053 755 7 954 236 897
Reserve at year
ending August 31
1 377 442 894 1 313 345 224 1 410 860 420
Accumulated surplus/(deficit)
at beginning of the year
8 526 222 510 8 559 276 265
Accumulated surplus/(deficit)
at the end of the year
8 559 276 265 16 513 513 162


School Authorities
2005–06 2006–07 2007–08 2008–09** 2009–10**
Revenue (excluding
transfer from reserves)
41 692 014 43 156 134 45 394 584
Expenditures (excluding
transfer to reserves)
39 924 735 41 391 131 42 607 859
Net transfers to/
(from) reserves
509 890 56 908 487 581
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
1 257 389 1 708 095 2 299 144

* Financial data as of 2008–09 is presented in a new format to reflect changes in accounting policy introduced by the Public Sector Accounting Board. These changes include reporting of tangible capital assets, amortization, and the consolidation of fund accounts.

** Financial information for school authorities for 2008–09 and 2009–10 was not available at time of publishing.

 Data for 2007–08 may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.

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