Quick Facts: Ontario Schools, 2013–14

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.

Enrolment, 2013–14

Public Schools
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 476,670 234,658 711,328
Female 451,308 213,738 665,046
Total 927,978 448,396 1,376,374


Roman Catholic Schools
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 216,032 108,728 324,760
Female 208,955 105,296 314,251
Total 424,987 214,024 639,011


Public and Roman Catholic Schools
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 692,702 343,386 1,036,088
Female 660,263 319,034 979,297
Total 1,352,965 662,420 2,015,385


Number of Schools, 2003–04 and 2009–10 to 2013–14

Elementary
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Public 2,601 2,624 2,611 2,596 2,596 2,596
Roman Catholic 1,389 1,396 1,393 1,392 1,382 1,384
Total 3,990 4,020 4,004 3,988 3,978 3,980


Secondary
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Public 605 644 640 642 643 642
Roman Catholic 248 267 269 269 270 275
Total 853 911 909 911 913 917


Elementary and Secondary
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Public 3,206 3,268 3,251 3,238 3,239 3,238
Roman Catholic 1,637 1,663 1,662 1,661 1,652 1,659
Total 4,843 4,931 4,913 4,899 4,891 4,897


Enrolment by Grade, 2013–14

Elementary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Junior Kindergarten 87,564 39,485 127,049
Kindergarten 93,036 41,480 134,516
Grade 1 96,425 42,288 138,713
Grade 2 94,310 42,234 136,544
Grade 3 92,617 42,502 135,119
Grade 4 93,303 42,612 135,915
Grade 5 92,637 42,748 135,385
Grade 6 91,015 42,823 133,838
Grade 7 93,524 44,821 138,345
Grade 8 93,547 43,994 137,541
Total 927,978 424,987 1,352,965


Secondary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Grade 9* 95,843 49,539 145,382
Grade 10 100,076 49,898 149,974
Grade 11 103,548 50,804 154,352
Grade 12 148,929 63,783 212,712
Total 448,396 214,024 662,420

*Data includes students designated as "Pre-Grade 9".


Elementary and Secondary School Enrolment, 2003–04 and 2009–10 to 2013–14

Elementary
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Public 970,358 911,605 912,930 918,341 922,741 927,978
Roman Catholic 472,621 431,698 427,590 425,275 423,857 424,987
Total 1,442,979 1,343,303 1,340,520 1,343,616 1,346,598 1,352,965


Secondary
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Public 485,524 490,393 484,995 476,244 465,365 448,396
Roman Catholic 201,239 227,694 226,350 223,257 219,232 214,024
Total 686,763 718,087 711,345 699,501 684,597 662,420


Elementary and Secondary
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Public 1,455,882 1,401,998 1,397,925 1,394,585 1,388,106 1,376,374
Roman Catholic 673,860 659,392 653,940 648,532 643,089 639,011
Total 2,129,742 2,061,390 2,051,865 2,043,117 2,031,195 2,015,385


French-Language Schools
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Elementary 67,172 68,015 69,942 71,913 74,216 76,315
Secondary 22,966 24,961 24,907 24,767 24,481 24,226
Total 90,138 92,976 94,849 96,680 98,697 100,541


Enrolment in French as a Second Language, 2013–14

Elementary
Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program Total
Public 418,297 8,198 126,553 553,048
Roman Catholic 215,794 15,000 34,732 265,526
Total 634,091 23,198 161,285 818,574


Secondary
Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program Total
Public 85,522 6,558 20,005 112,085
Roman Catholic 44,357 3,161 6,451 53,969
Total 129,879 9,719 26,456 166,054


Elementary and Secondary
Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program Total
Public 503,819 14,756 146,558 665,133
Roman Catholic 260,151 18,161 41,183 319,495
Total 763,970 32,917 187,741 984,628


Teachers, Administrators, and Early Childhood Educators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2013–14

Public School Boards
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 11,281.74 13,064.56 24,346.30
Female 47,152.98 16,019.48 63,172.46
Total 58,434.72 29,084.04 87,518.76


Roman Catholic School Boards
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 4,520.83 6,374.80 10,895.63
Female 22,662.72 7,926.80 30,589.52
Total 27,183.55 14,301.60 41,485.15


Public and Roman Catholic School Boards
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 15,802.57 19,439.36 35,241.93
Female 69,815.70 23,946.28 93,761.98
Total 85,618.27 43,385.64 129,003.91


Positions Held
Elementary Secondary Total
Principals and vice-principals 5,244.59 2,075.58 7,320.17
Percentage male 34.4% 51.1% 39.1%
Percentage female 65.6% 48.9% 60.9%
Department heads and classroom and other teachers 73,673.83 41,310.06 114,983.89
Percentage male 18.9% 44.5% 28.1%
Percentage female 81.1% 55.5% 71.9%
Early childhood educators (ECEs) 6,699.85 6,699.85
Percentage male 1.6% 1.6%
Percentage female 98.4% 98.4%


Teachers, Administrators, and Early Childhood Educators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2009–10 to 2013–14

Positions Held – Elementary
2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Principals and vice-principals 5,323.16 5,315.39 5,305.52 5,222.94 5,244.59
Percentage male 35.4% 35.1% 35.0% 34.5% 34.4%
Percentage female 64.6% 64.9% 65.0% 65.5% 65.6%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
70,453.05 70,760.03 71,547.19 73,031.92 73,673.83
Percentage male 19.2% 19.0% 19.0% 19.0% 18.9%
Percentage female 80.8% 81.0% 81.0% 81.0% 81.1%
Early childhood educators (ECEs)* 1,435.00 2,005.90 4,390.45 6,699.85
Percentage male 1.5% 1.8% 1.7% 1.6%
Percentage female 98.5% 98.2% 98.3% 98.4%

*Early childhood educators were included in data collection for the first time in 2010–11, reflecting the first year of implementation of the Full Day Kindergarten (FDK) program, which was phased in over five years. The increase in the FTE for ECEs for 2013–14 reflects the increase in FDK enrolment in the fourth year of implementation, as more elementary schools adopted the program.


Positions Held – Secondary
2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Principals and vice-principals 2,094.37 2,096.05 2,101.61 2,105.97 2,075.58
Percentage male 51.4% 51.5% 50.5% 51.2% 51.1%
Percentage female 48.6% 48.5% 49.5% 48.8% 48.9%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
43,933.52 43,681.04 43,480.56 42,461.96 41,310.06
Percentage male 45.1% 45.0% 44.7% 44.5% 44.5%
Percentage female 54.9% 55.0% 55.3% 55.5% 55.5%


Students 19 Years of Age and Older in Secondary Day Schools, 2003–04 and 2009–10
to 2013–14

Male
2003–04* 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
19–21 13,878 12,362 12,392 11,862 10,986 10,215
22 and over 2,111 2,533 2,697 2,691 2,667 2,453
Total 15,989 14,895 15,089 14,553 13,653 12,668
%** 2.3% 2.1% 2.1% 2.1% 2.0% 1.9%


Female
2003–04* 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
19–21 9,429 9,131 9,210 8,680 8,156 7,825
22 and over 4,317 3,875 3,849 4,191 4,203 3,765
Total 13,746 13,006 13,059 12,871 12,359 11,590
%** 2.0% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 1.7%


Male and Female
2003–04* 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
19–21 23,307 21,493 21,602 20,542 19,142 18,040
22 and over 6,428 6,408 6,546 6,882 6,870 6,218
Total 29,735 27,901 28,148 27,424 26,012 24,258
%** 4.3% 3.9% 4.0% 3.9% 3.8% 3.7%

*Data for 2003–04 may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.
**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 2009–10 to 2013–14 are based on total secondary school enrolment, excluding enrolment in hospital programs and Provincial Schools.


Continuing Education Course Enrolment, 2012–13*
English French Total
Secondary school credit 300,039 2,904 302,943
Correspondence or self-study 52,497 2,785 55,282
Adult basic literacy and numeracy 10,655 148 10,803
English or French as a second
language for adults
117,257 3,373 120,630
Native as a second language for adults 363 363
Citizenship and official national languages 3,118 3,118
Non-credit/general interest 16,355 16,355
Total 500,284 9,210 509,494

* Continuing education information is reported to the ministry after the completion of the school year (e.g., 2012–13 data is reported in 2013–14). The reporting year runs from September 1 to August 31, and data includes summer enrolments.


Continuing Education Course Enrolment, 2008–09 to 2012–13*
2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Secondary school credit 259,783 234,985 351,293 297,215 302,943
Correspondence or self-study 35,246 36,699 43,300 46,104 55,282
Adult basic literacy and numeracy 12,135 28,647 15,813 13,874 10,803
English or French as a second
language for adults
146,652 127,799 163,603 151,480 120,630
Native as a second language for adults 42 106 97 104 363
Citizenship and official national languages 2,751 3,401 2,316 2,361 3,118
Non-credit/general interest 30,180 18,605 24,745 20,653 16,355
Total 486,789 450,242 601,167 531,791 509,494

*Continuing education information is reported to the ministry after the completion of the school year (e.g., 2012–13 data is reported in 2013–14). The reporting year runs from September 1 to August 31, and data includes summer enrolments.


Number of Private Schools, 2002–03 and 2008–09 to 2012–13*
2002–03 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Elementary 487 473 486 460 485 497
Secondary 106 173 179 172 186 216
Combined** 222 212 212 216 219 236
Total 815 858 877 848 890 949
Included above:
First Nations 28 34 26 26 30 31
Overseas 18 17 19 18 19 20

*Private school information for 2013–14 was not available at time of publishing. Data includes First Nations and overseas secondary and combined schools. First Nations and overseas schools at the elementary level do not report to the ministry.
**"Combined schools" offer both elementary and secondary education.


Private School Enrolment, 2002–03 and 2008–09 to 2012–13*

Male
2002–03 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Elementary 27,643 26,680 26,235 24,828 25,426 26,565
Secondary 8,286 11,026 9,529 9,342 10,037 11,025
Combined** 27,233 23,229 22,629 23,501 23,894 24,893
Total 63,162 60,935 58,393 57,671 59,357 62,483


Female
2002–03 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Elementary 25,770 25,566 24,712 23,260 23,674 24,600
Secondary 7,603 10,169 8,465 8,414 8,803 9,682
Combined** 24,912 22,475 21,146 22,140 22,704 23,486
Total 58,285 58,210 54,323 53,814 55,181 57,768


Male and Female
2002–03 2008–09 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13
Elementary 53,413 52,246 50,947 48,088 49,100 51,165
Secondary 15,889 21,195 17,994 17,756 18,840 20,707
Combined** 52,145 45,704 43,775 45,641 46,598 48,379
Total 121,447 119,145 112,716 111,485 114,538 120,251

*Private school information for 2013–14 was not available at time of publishing. Data includes First Nations and overseas secondary and combined schools. First Nations and overseas schools at the elementary level do not report to the ministry.
**"Combined schools" offer both elementary and secondary education.


Financial Information, 2009–10 to 2013–14

District School Boards
2009–10 2010–11* 2011–12**, 2012–13 2013–14††
Revenue (excluding
transfer from reserves)
$29,385,785,872 $22,465,612,761 $23,315,515,018 $23,570,415,584 $23,964,129,325
Expenditures (excluding
transfer to reserves)
$21,431,548,975 $22,352,402,649 $21,710,945,681 $22,986,617,126 $23,595,651,491
Net transfers to/
(from) reserves
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
$7,954,236,897 $113,210,111 $1,604,569,337 $583,798,458 $368,477,834
Reserve at year
ending August 31
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at beginning
of the year§
$8,559,276,265 $399,609 $118,178,750 $1,686,578,353 $2,268,720,079
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at the
end of the year
$16,513,513,162 $113,609,720 $1,722,748,087 $2,270,376,811 $2,637,197,913


School Authorities
2009–10 2010–11* 2011–12**, 2012–13 2013–14††
Revenue (excluding
transfer from reserves)
$14,998,397 $15,786,793 $15,947,277 $16,493,708 $17,441,257
Expenditures (excluding
transfer to reserves)
$15,682,786 $16,538,378 $15,767,706 $16,851,987 $17,311,820
Net transfers to/
(from) reserves
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
($684,389) ($751,585) $179,571 ($358,279) $129,436
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at beginning of
the year§
$14,132,621 $13,554,462 $12,802,877 $12,982,448 $5,057,013
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at the
end of the year
$13,448,232 $12,802,877 $12,982,448 $12,624,169 $5,186,449

* The Public Sector Accounting Board (PSAB) introduced a change in 2010–11 (PS 3410) requiring school boards to put revenues previously recognized as related to the net book value of capital assets acquired into deferred capital contributions (DCC). As a result of the transfer from accumulated surplus/deficit to DCC, the accumulated surplus/deficit opening amount for district school boards for 2010–11 is much lower than the closing amount for 2009–10.

** Changes in school boards’ benefit plans made in accordance with the terms of the 2012 memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the ministry and the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association resulted in savings in 2011–12. The terms of the MOU were implemented province-wide with the passing of Ontario Regulation 1/13, “Sick Leave and Sick Leave Credit Gratuities”. The changes included freezing retirement gratuities, eliminating non-vested sick days, and eliminating subsidized retiree health/dental/life benefit premiums for employees retiring after September 1, 2013. The reduction of the future employee benefits liability resulted in a significant one-time savings for boards in 2011–12.

† Data for 2011–12 may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.

†† The amounts for 2013–14 include data based on estimates submitted by two of the boards, whose financial statements were not available at the time of publishing.

§ Unless explained otherwise in the preceding notes, differences between the accumulated surplus/deficit at the end of a school year and the accumulated surplus/deficit at the beginning of the following school year are due to restatement of the beginning accumulated surplus/deficit amount in the financial statements of the boards in the following school year.

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