Quick Facts: Ontario Schools, 2015–16

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, 2015–16

Public Schools
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 477,841 223,788 701,629
Female 452,502 204,917 657,419
Total 930,343 428,705 1,359,048


Roman Catholic Schools
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 217,229 105,521 322,750
Female 210,101 101,533 311,634
Total 427,330 207,054 634,384


Public and Roman Catholic Schools
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 695,070 329,309 1,024,379
Female 662,603 306,450 969,053
Total 1,357,673 635,759 1,993,432


Number of Schools, 2005–06 and 2011–12 to 2015–16

Elementary
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Public 2,611 2,596 2,596 2,596 2,592 2,590
Roman Catholic 1,391 1,392 1,382 1,384 1,382 1,388
Total 4,002 3,988 3,978 3,980 3,974 3,978


Secondary
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Public 630 642 643 642 642 637
Roman Catholic 254 269 270 275 277 276
Total 884 911 913 917 919 913


Elementary and Secondary
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Public 3,241 3,238 3,239 3,238 3,234 3,227
Roman Catholic 1,645 1,661 1,652 1,659 1,659 1,664
Total 4,886 4,899 4,891 4,897 4,893 4,891


Enrolment by Grade, 2015–16

Elementary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Junior Kindergarten 86,361 39,266 125,627
Kindergarten 91,305 41,133 132,438
Grade 1 94,795 42,938 137,733
Grade 2 95,800 43,650 139,450
Grade 3 96,243 43,327 139,570
Grade 4 94,606 43,190 137,796
Grade 5 93,045 43,342 136,387
Grade 6 93,636 43,367 137,003
Grade 7 92,361 43,705 136,066
Grade 8 92,191 43,412 135,603
Total 930,343 427,330 1,357,673


Secondary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Grade 9* 95,787 48,901 144,688
Grade 10 96,063 48,154 144,217
Grade 11 99,271 50,318 149,589
Grade 12 137,584 59,681 197,265
Total 428,705 207,054 635,759

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


Elementary and Secondary School Enrolment, 2005–06 and 2011–12 to 2015–16

Elementary
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Public 949,435 918,341 922,741 927,978 932,976 930,343
Roman Catholic 461,576 425,275 423,857 424,987 426,376 427,330
Total 1,411,011 1,343,616 1,346,598 1,352,965 1,359,352 1,357,673


Secondary
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Public 493,670 476,244 465,365 448,396 435,307 428,705
Roman Catholic 213,863 223,257 219,232 214,024 208,578 207,054
Total 707,533 699,501 684,597 662,420 643,885 635,759


Elementary and Secondary
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Public 1,443,105 1,394,585 1,388,106 1,376,374 1,368,283 1,359,048
Roman Catholic 675,439 648,532 643,089 639,011 634,954 634,384
Total 2,118,544 2,043,117 2,031,195 2,015,385 2,003,237 1,993,432


French-Language Schools
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Elementary 66,458 71,913 74,216 76,315 78,066 79,722
Secondary 23,617 24,767 24,481 24,226 23,772 23,770
Total 90,075 96,680 98,697 100,541 101,838 103,492


Enrolment in French as a Second Language, 2015–16

Elementary
  Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program           Total
Public 410,088 8,184 141,881 560,153
Roman Catholic 212,146 14,702 41,501 268,349
Total 622,234 22,886 183,382 828,502


Secondary
  Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program           Total
Public 68,081 6,325 22,607 97,013
Roman Catholic 43,136 3,893 6,725 53,754
Total 111,217 10,218 29,332 150,767


Elementary and Secondary
  Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program           Total
Public 478,169 14,509 164,488 657,166
Roman Catholic 255,282 18,595 48,226 322,103
Total 733,451 33,104 212,714 979,269


Teachers, Administrators, and Early Childhood Educators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2015–16*

Public School Boards
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 12,081.36 12,962.70 25,044.06
Female 53,658.16 16,578.82 70,236.98
Total 65,739.52 29,541.52 95,281.04


Roman Catholic School Boards
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 4,928.72 6,397.03 11,325.75
Female 25,448.12 8,406.83 33,854.95
Total 30,376.84 14,803.86 45,180.70


Public and Roman Catholic School Boards
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 17,010.08 19,359.73 36,369.81
Female 79,106.28 24,985.65 104,091.93
Total 96,116.36 44,345.38 140,461.74

*Data is not strictly comparable to that reported in previous editions of Quick Facts. Data for 2015–16 includes long-term occasional (LTO) teachers and LTO early childhood educators (ECEs).

Positions Held
  Elementary Secondary Total
Principals and vice-principals 5,306.52 2,006.49 7,313.01
Percentage male 33.1% 49.7% 37.6%
Percentage female 66.9% 50.3% 62.4%
Department heads and classroom and other teachers 74,461.34 39,241.94 113,703.28
Percentage male 18.6% 43.9% 27.3%
Percentage female 81.4% 56.1% 72.7%
Long-term occasional teachers 6,777.73 3,096.95 9,874.68
Percentage male 18.4% 37.2% 24.3%
Percentage female 81.6% 62.8% 75.7%
Early childhood educators (ECEs) 9,032.26 9,032.26
Percentage male 1.7% 1.7%
Percentage female 98.3% 98.3%
Long-term occasional
early childhood educators
538.51 538.51
Percentage male 1.7% 1.7%
Percentage female 98.3% 98.3%


Teachers, Administrators, and Early Childhood Educators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2011–12 to 2015–16

Positions Held – Elementary
2011–12* 2012–13* 2013–14* 2014–15* 2015–16
Principals and vice-principals 5,305.52 5,222.94 5,244.59 5,282.29 5,306.52
Percentage male 35.0% 34.5% 34.4% 33.9% 33.1%
Percentage female 65.0% 65.5% 65.6% 66.1% 66.9%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
71,547.19 73,031.92 73,673.83 74,960.57 74,461.34
Percentage male 19.0% 19.0% 18.9% 18.7% 18.6%
Percentage female 81.0% 81.0% 81.1% 81.3% 81.4%
Long-term occasional teachers 6,133.30 5,963.20 6,469.70 6,713.10 6,777.73
Percentage male 16.7% 16.0% 15.5% 17.5% 18.4%
Percentage female 83.3% 84.0% 84.5% 82.5% 81.6%
Early childhood educators (ECEs)** 2,005.90 4,390.45 6,699.85 9,197.86 9,032.26
Percentage male 1.8% 1.7% 1.6% 1.7% 1.7%
Percentage female 98.2% 98.3% 98.4% 98.3% 98.3%
Long-term occasional
early childhood educators
46.36 122.36 263.52 484.92 538.51
Percentage male 2.2% 2.5% 1.9% 2.1% 1.7%
Percentage female 97.8% 97.5% 98.1% 97.9% 98.3%

*This data has been modified since its original publication. Data now includes rows for long-term occasional (LTO) teachers and LTO early childhood educators (ECEs).

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


Positions Held – Secondary
2011–12* 2012–13* 2013–14* 2014–15* 2015–16
Principals and vice-principals 2,101.61 2,105.97 2,075.58 2,046.99 2,006.49
Percentage male 50.5% 51.2% 51.1% 50.3% 49.7%
Percentage female 49.5% 48.8% 48.9% 49.7% 50.3%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
43,480.56 42,461.96 41,310.06 40,194.12 39,241.94
Percentage male 44.7% 44.5% 44.5% 44.2% 43.9%
Percentage female 55.3% 55.5% 55.5% 55.8% 56.1%
Long-term occasional teachers 2,904.76 2,874.24 2,726.09 2,807.78 3,096.95
Percentage male 36.5% 36.4% 35.0% 36.2% 37.2%
Percentage female 63.5% 63.6% 65.0% 63.8% 62.8%

*This data has been modified since its original publication. Data now includes rows for long-term occasional (LTO) teachers.

Students 19 Years of Age and Older in Secondary Day Schools, 2005–06 and 2011–12
to 2015–16

Male
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
19–21 13,561 11,862 10,986 10,215 9,200 8,471
22 and over 1,874 2,691 2,667 2,453 2,309 2,175
Total 15,435 14,553 13,653 12,668 11,509 10,646
%* 2.2% 2.1% 2.0% 1.9% 1.8% 1.7%


Female
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
19–21 9,404 8,680 8,156 7,825 7,003 6,393
22 and over 3,396 4,191 4,203 3,765 3,530 3,354
Total 12,800 12,871 12,359 11,590 10,533 9,747
%* 1.8% 1.8% 1.8% 1.7% 1.6% 1.5%


Male and Female
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
19–21 22,965 20,542 19,142 18,040 16,203 14,864
22 and over 5,270 6,882 6,870 6,218 5,839 5,529
Total 28,235 27,424 26,012 24,258 22,042 20,393
%* 4.0% 3.9% 3.8% 3.7% 3.4% 3.2%

*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 2011–12 to 2015–16 are based on total secondary school enrolment, excluding enrolment in hospital programs and Provincial Schools.


Continuing Education Course Enrolment, 2010–11 to 2014–15*
2010–11 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15
Secondary school credit 351,293 297,215 302,943 277,786 270,138
Correspondence or self-study 43,300 46,104 55,282 59,843 67,528
Adult basic literacy and numeracy** 15,813 13,874 10,803
English or French as a second
language for adults**
163,603 151,480 120,630
Native as a second language for adults 97 104 363 93 62
Citizenship and official national languages** 2,316 2,361 3,118
Non-credit/general interest 24,745 20,653 16,355 12,442 13,649
Total 601,167 531,791 509,494 350,164 351,377

*Continuing education information is reported to the ministry after the completion of the school year (e.g., 2014–15 data is reported in 2015–16). The reporting year runs from September 1 to August 31, and data includes summer enrolments. Reporting of data on English and French enrolment numbers has been discontinued as of 2014–15.
**Collection of this data has been discontinued as of 2013–14.


Number of Private Schools, 2005–06 and 2011–12 to 2015–16*
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Elementary 499 485 497 511 533 558
Secondary 167 186 216 232 268 278
Combined** 229 219 236 265 272 282
Total 895 890 949 1,008 1,073 1,118
Included above:
First Nations 33 30 31 35 36 33
Overseas 29 19 20 19 18 19

*Data for 2014–15 is being published for the first time in this edition of Quick Facts. This data was not available when the 2014–15 edition was published. 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, 2005–06 and 2011–12 to 2015–16*

Male
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Elementary 26,080 25,426 26,565 25,420 27,031 28,633
Secondary 10,526 10,037 11,025 10,821 12,875 13,291
Combined** 24,895 23,894 24,893 28,360 28,067 28,233
Total 61,501 59,357 62,483 64,601 67,973 70,157


Female
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Elementary 24,785 23,674 24,600 23,589 24,991 26,882
Secondary 10,152 8,803 9,682 9,685 10,600 10,704
Combined** 23,146 22,704 23,486 26,266 26,043 26,176
Total 58,083 55,181 57,768 59,540 61,634 63,762


Male and Female
2005–06 2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16
Elementary 50,865 49,100 51,165 49,009 52,022 55,515
Secondary 20,678 18,840 20,707 20,506 23,475 23,995
Combined** 48,041 46,598 48,379 54,626 54,110 54,409
Total 119,584 114,538 120,251 124,141 129,607 133,919

*Data for 2014–15 is being published for the first time in this edition of Quick Facts. This data was not available when the 2014–15 edition was published. 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, 2011–12 to 2015–16

District School Boards
2011–12*,** 2012–13 2013–14* 2014–15 2015–16
Revenue (excluding
transfer from reserves)
$23,315,515,018 $23,570,415,584 $23,964,129,325 $24,625,831,740 $25,072,598,528
Expenditures (excluding
transfer to reserves)
$21,710,945,681 $22,986,617,126 $23,595,651,491 $24,162,837,516 $24,638,222,125
Net transfers to/
(from) reserves
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
$1,604,569,337 $583,798,458 $368,477,834 $462,994,224 $434,376,403
Reserve at year
ending August 31
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at beginning
of the year
$118,178,750 $1,686,578,353 $2,268,720,079 $2,632,124,509 $3,095,148,063
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at the
end of the year
$1,722,748,087 $2,270,376,811 $2,637,197,913 $3,095,118,733 $3,529,524,466


School Authorities
2011–12*,** 2012–13 2013–14* 2014–15 2015–16
Revenue (excluding
transfer from reserves)
$15,947,277 $16,493,708 $18,077,671 $20,065,099 $19,150,777
Expenditures (excluding
transfer to reserves)
$15,767,706 $16,851,987 $17,561,808 $18,411,681 $18,726,890
Net transfers to/
(from) reserves
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
$179,571 ($358,279) $515,863 $1,653,418 $423,887
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at beginning
of the year
$12,802,877 $12,982,448 $12,612,149 $13,140,001 $14,793,418
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at the
end of the year
$12,982,448 $12,624,169 $13,128,012 $14,793,419 $15,217,305

*Data for this column may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.

**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.

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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