Quick Facts: Ontario Schools, 2014–15

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, 2014–15

Public Schools
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 479,348 227,299 706,647
Female 453,628 208,008 661,636
Total 932,976 435,307 1,368,283


Roman Catholic Schools
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 216,636 106,226 322,862
Female 209,740 102,352 312,092
Total 426,376 208,578 634,954


Public and Roman Catholic Schools
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 695,984 333,525 1,029,509
Female 663,368 310,360 973,728
Total 1,359,352 643,885 2,003,237


Number of Schools, 2004–05 and 2010–11 to 2014–15

Elementary
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Public 2,593 2,611 2,596 2,596 2,596 2,592
Roman Catholic 1,387 1,393 1,392 1,382 1,384 1,382
Total 3,980 4,004 3,988 3,978 3,980 3,974


Secondary
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Public 616 640 642 643 642 642
Roman Catholic 252 269 269 270 275 277
Total 868 909 911 913 917 919


Elementary and Secondary
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Public 3,209 3,251 3,238 3,239 3,238 3,234
Roman Catholic 1,639 1,662 1,661 1,652 1,659 1,659
Total 4,848 4,913 4,899 4,891 4,897 4,893


Enrolment by Grade, 2014–15

Elementary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Junior Kindergarten 87,158 39,289 126,447
Kindergarten 93,254 41,785 135,039
Grade 1 96,112 42,958 139,070
Grade 2 96,511 42,830 139,341
Grade 3 94,551 42,742 137,293
Grade 4 93,080 42,858 135,938
Grade 5 93,654 42,884 136,538
Grade 6 92,696 43,079 135,775
Grade 7 91,254 43,006 134,260
Grade 8 94,706 44,945 139,651
Total 932,976 426,376 1,359,352


Secondary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Grade 9* 94,594 47,554 142,148
Grade 10 97,530 49,880 147,410
Grade 11 101,800 49,922 151,722
Grade 12 141,383 61,222 202,605
Total 435,307 208,578 643,885

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


Elementary and Secondary School Enrolment, 2004–05 and 2010–11 to 2014–15

Elementary
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Public 959,373 912,930 918,341 922,741 927,978 932,976
Roman Catholic 466,371 427,590 425,275 423,857 424,987 426,376
Total 1,425,744 1,340,520 1,343,616 1,346,598 1,352,965 1,359,352


Secondary
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Public 490,355 484,995 476,244 465,365 448,396 435,307
Roman Catholic 207,805 226,350 223,257 219,232 214,024 208,578
Total 698,160 711,345 699,501 684,597 662,420 643,885


Elementary and Secondary
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Public 1,449,728 1,397,925 1,394,585 1,388,106 1,376,374 1,368,283
Roman Catholic 674,176 653,940 648,532 643,089 639,011 634,954
Total 2,123,904 2,051,865 2,043,117 2,031,195 2,015,385 2,003,237


French-Language Schools
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Elementary 66,674 69,942 71,913 74,216 76,315 78,066
Secondary 23,165 24,907 24,767 24,481 24,226 23,772
Total 89,839 94,849 96,680 98,697 100,541 101,838


Enrolment in French as a Second Language, 2014–15

Elementary
Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program Total
Public 414,775 8,687 134,162 557,624
Roman Catholic 214,068 14,232 38,410 266,710
Total 628,843 22,919 172,572 824,334


Secondary
Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program Total
Public 73,690 6,399 21,100 101,189
Roman Catholic 42,714 3,268 6,586 52,568
Total 116,404 9,667 27,686 153,757


Elementary and Secondary
Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program Total
Public 488,465 15,086 155,262 658,813
Roman Catholic 256,782 17,500 44,996 319,278
Total 745,247 32,586 200,258 978,091


Teachers, Administrators, and Early Childhood Educators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2014–15

Public School Boards
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 11,381.35 12,555.40 23,936.75
Female 49,799.03 15,559.60 65,358.63
Total 61,180.38 28,115.00 89,295.38


Roman Catholic School Boards
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 4,565.15 6,224.52 10,789.67
Female 23,695.19 7,901.59 31,596.78
Total 28,260.34 14,126.11 42,386.45


Public and Roman Catholic School Boards
Elementary Secondary Total
Male 15,946.50 18,779.92 34,726.42
Female 73,494.22 23,461.19 96,955.41
Total 89,440.72 42,241.11 131,681.83


Positions Held
Elementary Secondary Total
Principals and vice-principals 5,282.29 2,046.99 7,329.28
Percentage male 33.9% 50.3% 38.5%
Percentage female 66.1% 49.7% 61.5%
Department heads and classroom and other teachers 74,960.57 40,194.12 115,154.69
Percentage male 18.7% 44.2% 27.6%
Percentage female 81.3% 55.8% 72.4%
Early childhood educators (ECEs) 9,197.86 9,197.86
Percentage male 1.6% 1.6%
Percentage female 98.4% 98.4%


Teachers, Administrators, and Early Childhood Educators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2010–11 to 2014–15

Positions Held – Elementary
2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Principals and vice-principals 5,315.39 5,305.52 5,222.94 5,244.59 5,282.29
Percentage male 35.1% 35.0% 34.5% 34.4% 33.9%
Percentage female 64.9% 65.0% 65.5% 65.6% 66.1%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
70,760.03 71,547.19 73,031.92 73,673.83 74,960.57
Percentage male 19.0% 19.0% 19.0% 18.9% 18.7%
Percentage female 81.0% 81.0% 81.0% 81.1% 81.3%
Early childhood educators (ECEs)* 1,435.00 2,005.90 4,390.45 6,699.85 9,197.86
Percentage male 1.5% 1.8% 1.7% 1.6% 1.7%
Percentage female 98.5% 98.2% 98.3% 98.4% 98.3%

*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 2014–15 reflects the increase in FDK enrolment in the final year of implementation, as all elementary schools adopted the program.


Positions Held – Secondary
2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Principals and vice-principals 2,096.05 2,101.61 2,105.97 2,075.58 2,046.99
Percentage male 51.5% 50.5% 51.2% 51.1% 50.3%
Percentage female 48.5% 49.5% 48.8% 48.9% 49.7%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
43,681.04 43,480.56 42,461.96 41,310.06 40,194.12
Percentage male 45.0% 44.7% 44.5% 44.5% 44.2%
Percentage female 55.0% 55.3% 55.5% 55.5% 55.8%


Students 19 Years of Age and Older in Secondary Day Schools, 2004–05 and 2010–11
to 2014–15

Male
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
19–21 13,531 12,392 11,862 10,986 10,215 9,200
22 and over 1,988 2,697 2,691 2,667 2,453 2,309
Total 15,519 15,089 14,553 13,653 12,668 11,509
%* 2.2% 2.1% 2.1% 2.0% 1.9% 1.8%


Female
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
19–21 9,388 9,210 8,680 8,156 7,825 7,003
22 and over 3,713 3,849 4,191 4,203 3,765 3,530
Total 13,101 13,059 12,871 12,359 11,590 10,533
%* 1.9% 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 1.7% 1.6%


Male and Female
2004–05 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
19–21 22,919 21,602 20,542 19,142 18,040 16,203
22 and over 5,701 6,546 6,882 6,870 6,218 5,839
Total 28,620 28,148 27,424 26,012 24,258 22,042
%* 4.1% 4.0% 3.9% 3.8% 3.7% 3.4%

*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 2010–11 to 2014–15 are based on total secondary school enrolment, excluding enrolment in hospital programs and Provincial Schools.


Continuing Education Course Enrolment, 2013–14*
English French Total
Secondary school credit 275,264 2,522 277,786
Correspondence or self-study 57,225 2,618 59,843
Adult basic literacy and numeracy**
English or French as a second
language for adults**
Native as a second language for adults 20 73 93
Citizenship and official national languages**
Non-credit/general interest 12,149 293 12,442
Total 344,658 5,506 350,164

*Continuing education information is reported to the ministry after the completion of the school year (e.g., 2013–14 data is reported in 2014–15). The reporting year runs from September 1 to August 31, and data includes summer enrolments.
**Collection of this data has been discontinued as of 2013–14.


Continuing Education Course Enrolment, 2009–10 to 2013–14*
2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Secondary school credit 234,985 351,293 297,215 302,943 277,786
Correspondence or self-study 36,699 43,300 46,104 55,282 59,843
Adult basic literacy and numeracy** 28,647 15,813 13,874 10,803
English or French as a second
language for adults**
127,799 163,603 151,480 120,630
Native as a second language for adults 106 97 104 363 93
Citizenship and official national languages** 3,401 2,316 2,361 3,118
Non-credit/general interest 18,605 24,745 20,653 16,355 12,442
Total 450,242 601,167 531,791 509,494 350,164

*Continuing education information is reported to the ministry after the completion of the school year (e.g., 2013–14 data is reported in 2014–15). The reporting year runs from September 1 to August 31, and data includes summer enrolments.
**Collection of this data has been discontinued as of 2013–14.


Number of Private Schools, 2003–04 and 2009–10 to 2013–14*
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Elementary 477 486 460 485 497 511
Secondary 137 179 172 186 216 232
Combined** 214 212 216 219 236 265
Total 828 877 848 890 949 1,008
Included above:
First Nations 29 26 26 30 31 35
Overseas 18 19 18 19 20 19

*Private school information for 2014–15 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, 2003–04 and 2009–10 to 2013–14*

Male
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Elementary 26,814 26,235 24,828 25,426 26,565 25,420
Secondary 10,650 9,529 9,342 10,037 11,025 10,821
Combined** 23,901 22,629 23,501 23,894 24,893 28,360
Total 61,365 58,393 57,671 59,357 62,483 64,601


Female
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Elementary 24,992 24,712 23,260 23,674 24,600 23,589
Secondary 9,661 8,465 8,414 8,803 9,682 9,685
Combined** 22,213 21,146 22,140 22,704 23,486 26,266
Total 56,866 54,323 53,814 55,181 57,768 59,540


Male and Female
2003–04 2009–10 2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14
Elementary 51,806 50,947 48,088 49,100 51,165 49,009
Secondary 20,311 17,994 17,756 18,840 20,707 20,506
Combined** 46,114 43,775 45,641 46,598 48,379 54,626
Total 118,231 112,716 111,485 114,538 120,251 124,141

*Private school information for 2014–15 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, 2010–11 to 2014–15

District School Boards
2010–11* 2011–12**,† 2012–13 2013–14†† 2014–15
Revenue (excluding
transfer from reserves)
$22,465,612,761 $23,315,515,018 $23,570,415,584 $23,964,129,325 $24,625,831,740
Expenditures (excluding
transfer to reserves)
$22,352,402,649 $21,710,945,681 $22,986,617,126 $23,595,651,491 $24,162,837,516
Net transfers to/
(from) reserves
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
$113,210,111 $1,604,569,337 $583,798,458 $368,477,834 $462,994,224
Reserve at year
ending August 31
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at beginning
of the year§
$399,609 $118,178,750 $1,686,578,353 $2,268,720,079 $2,632,124,509
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at the
end of the year
$113,609,720 $1,722,748,087 $2,270,376,811 $2,637,197,913 $3,095,118,733


School Authorities
2010–11* 2011–12**,† 2012–13 2013–14†† 2014–15
Revenue (excluding
transfer from reserves)
$15,786,793 $15,947,277 $16,493,708 $18,077,671 $20,065,099
Expenditures (excluding
transfer to reserves)
$16,538,378 $15,767,706 $16,851,987 $17,561,808 $18,411,681
Net transfers to/
(from) reserves
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
($751,585) $179,571 ($358,279) $515,863 $1,653,418
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at beginning
of the year§
$13,554,462 $12,802,877 $12,982,448 $12,612,149 $13,140,001
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at the
end of the year
$12,802,877 $12,982,448 $12,624,169 $13,128,012 $14,793,419

* 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 have been restated. In the 2013–14 edition of Quick Facts, the amounts used for two of the school authorities were from those school authorities' 2013–14 estimates due to the unavailability of current data, and the accumulated surplus/(deficit) at the beginning of the year for those school authorities was taken from the ending balance of 2012–13. We have since received their 2013–14 financial statements.

§ 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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