Quick Facts: Ontario Schools, 2016–17

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 and/or treatment, custody, and correctional (CTCC) 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, 2016–17

Public Schools
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 486,284 220,356 706,640
Female 458,846 202,639 661,485
Total 945,130 422,995 1,368,125


Roman Catholic Schools
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 219,733 105,292 325,025
Female 212,299 101,252 313,551
Total 432,032 206,544 638,576


Public and Roman Catholic Schools
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 706,017 325,648 1,031,665
Female 671,145 303,891 975,036
Total 1,377,162 629,539 2,006,701


Number of Schools, 2006–07 and 2012–13 to 2016–17

Elementary
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Public 2,613 2,596 2,596 2,592 2,590 2,584
Roman Catholic 1,398 1,382 1,384 1,382 1,388 1,391
Total 4,011 3,978 3,980 3,974 3,978 3,975


Secondary
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Public 634 643 642 642 637 625
Roman Catholic 256 270 275 277 276 277
Total 890 913 917 919 913 902


Elementary and Secondary
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Public 3,247 3,239 3,238 3,234 3,227 3,209
Roman Catholic 1,654 1,652 1,659 1,659 1,664 1,668
Total 4,901 4,891 4,897 4,893 4,891 4,877


Enrolment by Grade, 2016–17

Elementary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Junior Kindergarten 88,598 40,052 128,650
Kindergarten 91,662 41,150 132,812
Grade 1 94,533 42,617 137,150
Grade 2 96,281 43,802 140,083
Grade 3 97,148 44,379 141,527
Grade 4 97,846 44,082 141,928
Grade 5 96,018 43,697 139,715
Grade 6 94,390 43,896 138,286
Grade 7 94,420 44,064 138,484
Grade 8 94,234 44,293 138,527
Total 945,130 432,032 1,377,162


Secondary
Grade Public Schools Roman Catholic Schools Total
Grade 9* 93,113 48,268 141,381
Grade 10 97,588 49,761 147,349
Grade 11 98,462 48,742 147,204
Grade 12 133,832 59,773 193,605
Total 422,995 206,544 629,539

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


Elementary and Secondary School Enrolment, 2006–07 and 2012–13 to 2016–17

Elementary
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Public 937,216 922,741 927,978 932,976 930,343 945,130
Roman Catholic 452,382 423,857 424,987 426,376 427,330 432,032
Total 1,389,598 1,346,598 1,352,965 1,359,352 1,357,673 1,377,162


Secondary
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Public 494,569 465,365 448,396 435,307 428,705 422,995
Roman Catholic 219,297 219,232 214,024 208,578 207,054 206,544
Total 713,866 684,597 662,420 643,885 635,759 629,539


Elementary and Secondary
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Public 1,431,785 1,388,106 1,376,374 1,368,283 1,359,048 1,368,125
Roman Catholic 671,679 643,089 639,011 634,954 634,384 638,576
Total 2,103,464 2,031,195 2,015,385 2,003,237 1,993,432 2,006,701


French-Language Schools
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Elementary 66,059 74,216 76,315 78,066 79,722 82,000
Secondary 24,158 24,481 24,226 23,772 23,770 23,706
Total 90,217 98,697 100,541 101,838 103,492 105,706


Enrolment in French as a Second Language, 2016–17

Elementary
  Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program           Total
Public 409,559 8,333 154,146 572,038
Roman Catholic 212,322 15,032 44,639 271,993
Total 621,881 23,365 198,785 844,031


Secondary
  Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program           Total
Public 64,470 6,522 23,381 94,373
Roman Catholic 36,995 3,675 6,896 47,566
Total 101,465 10,197 30,277 141,939


Elementary and Secondary
  Core Program Extended Program Immersion Program           Total
Public 474,029 14,855 177,527 666,411
Roman Catholic 249,317 18,707 51,535 319,559
Total 723,346 33,562 229,062 985,970


Teachers, Administrators, and Early Childhood Educators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2016–17*

Public School Boards
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 12,167.72 12,684.39 24,852.11
Female 54,354.33 16,495.78 70,850.11
Total 66,522.05 29,180.17 95,702.22


Roman Catholic School Boards
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 4,980.07 6,316.59 11,296.66
Female 25,701.42 8,493.59 34,195.01
Total 30,681.49 14,810.18 45,491.67


Public and Roman Catholic School Boards
  Elementary Secondary Total
Male 17,147.79 19,000.98 36,148.77
Female 80,055.75 24,989.37 105,045.12
Total 97,203.54 43,990.35 141,193.89

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

Positions Held
  Elementary Secondary Total
Principals and vice-principals 5,362.03 1,989.82 7,351.85
Percentage male 32.5% 49.3% 37.1%
Percentage female 67.5% 50.7% 62.9%
Department heads and classroom and other teachers 74,820.35 38,851.77 113,672.12
Percentage male 18.5% 43.4% 27.0%
Percentage female 81.5% 56.6% 73.0%
Long-term occasional teachers 7,314.16 3,148.76 10,462.92
Percentage male 19.0% 37.3% 24.5%
Percentage female 81.0% 62.7% 75.5%
Early childhood educators (ECEs) 9,020.44 9,020.44
Percentage male 1.6% 1.6%
Percentage female 98.4% 98.4%
Long-term occasional
early childhood educators
686.56 686.56
Percentage male 2.6% 2.6%
Percentage female 97.4% 97.4%


Teachers, Administrators, and Early Childhood Educators in Schools – Full-Time Equivalent (FTE), 2012–13 to 2016–17

Positions Held – Elementary
2012–13* 2013–14* 2014–15* 2015–16** 2016–17
Principals and vice-principals 5,222.94 5,244.59 5,282.29 5,306.52 5,362.03
Percentage male 34.5% 34.4% 33.9% 33.1% 32.5%
Percentage female 65.5% 65.6% 66.1% 66.9% 67.5%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
73,031.92 73,673.83 74,960.57 74,461.34 74,820.35
Percentage male 19.0% 18.9% 18.7% 18.6% 18.5%
Percentage female 81.0% 81.1% 81.3% 81.4% 81.5%
Long-term occasional teachers 5,963.20 6,469.70 6,713.10 6,777.73 7,314.16
Percentage male 16.0% 15.5% 17.5% 18.4% 19.0%
Percentage female 84.0% 84.5% 82.5% 81.6% 81.0%
Early childhood educators (ECEs) 4,390.45 6,699.85 9,197.86 9,032.26 9,020.44
Percentage male 1.7% 1.6% 1.7% 1.7% 1.6%
Percentage female 98.3% 98.4% 98.3% 98.3% 98.4%
Long-term occasional
early childhood educators
122.36 263.52 484.92 538.51 686.56
Percentage male 2.5% 1.9% 2.1% 1.7% 2.6%
Percentage female 97.5% 98.1% 97.9% 98.3% 97.4%

*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).
**Data for this column may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.
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
2012–13* 2013–14* 2014–15* 2015–16** 2016–17
Principals and vice-principals 2,105.97 2,075.58 2,046.99 2,006.49 1,989.82
Percentage male 51.2% 51.1% 50.3% 49.7% 49.3%
Percentage female 48.8% 48.9% 49.7% 50.3% 50.7%
Department heads and classroom
and other teachers
42,461.96 41,310.06 40,194.12 39,241.94 38,851.77
Percentage male 44.5% 44.5% 44.2% 43.9% 43.4%
Percentage female 55.5% 55.5% 55.8% 56.1% 56.6%
Long-term occasional teachers 2,874.24 2,726.09 2,807.78 3,096.95 3,148.76
Percentage male 36.4% 35.0% 36.2% 37.3% 37.3%
Percentage female 63.6% 65.0% 63.8% 62.7% 62.7%

*This data has been modified since its original publication. Data now includes rows for long-term occasional (LTO) teachers.
**Data for this column may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.

Students 19 Years of Age and Older in Secondary Day Schools, 2006–07 and 2012–13
to 2016–17

Male
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16* 2016–17
19–21 12,770 10,986 10,215 9,200 8,470 7,937
22 and over 1,953 2,667 2,453 2,309 2,178 1,938
Total 14,723 13,653 12,668 11,509 10,648 9,875
%** 2.1% 2.0% 1.9% 1.8% 1.7% 1.6%


Female
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16* 2016–17
19–21 9,235 8,156 7,825 7,003 6,393 5,839
22 and over 3,455 4,203 3,765 3,530 3,351 2,868
Total 12,690 12,359 11,590 10,533 9,744 8,707
%** 1.8% 1.8% 1.7% 1.6% 1.5% 1.4%


Male and Female
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16* 2016–17
19–21 22,005 19,142 18,040 16,203 14,863 13,776
22 and over 5,408 6,870 6,218 5,839 5,529 4,806
Total 27,413 26,012 24,258 22,042 20,392 18,582
%** 3.8% 3.8% 3.7% 3.4% 3.2% 3.0%

*Data for this column 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 2012–13 to 2016–17 are based on total secondary school enrolment, excluding enrolment in hospital programs and Provincial Schools.


Continuing Education Course Enrolment, 2011–12 to 2015–16*
2011–12 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15** 2015–16
Secondary school credit 297,215 302,943 277,786 270,374 254,909
Correspondence or self-study 46,104 55,282 59,843 67,462 64,969
Adult basic literacy and numeracy 13,874 10,803
English or French as a second
language for adults
151,480 120,630
Native as a second language for adults 104 363 93 62 29
Citizenship and official national languages 2,361 3,118
Non-credit/general interest 20,653 16,355 12,442 14,441 15,546
Total 531,791 509,494 350,164 352,339 335,453

*Continuing education information is reported to the ministry after the completion of the school year (e.g., 2015–16 data is reported in 2016–17). 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.
**Data for this column may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.
Collection of this data has been discontinued as of 2013–14.


Number of Private Schools, 2006–07 and 2012–13 to 2016–17*
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16** 2016–17
Elementary 461 497 511 533 567 581
Secondary 152 216 232 268 289 304
Combined 208 236 265 272 262 294
Total 821 949 1,008 1,073 1,118 1,179
Included above:              
First Nations 33 31 35 36 33 34
Overseas 17 20 19 18 19 20

*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.
**Data for this column may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.
"Combined schools" offer both elementary and secondary education.


Private School Enrolment, 2006–07 and 2012–13 to 2016–17*

Male
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16** 2016–17
Elementary 26,646 26,565 25,420 27,031 29,126 30,049
Secondary 8,696 11,025 10,821 12,875 13,662 13,268
Combined 23,536 24,893 28,360 28,067 27,393 28,868
Total 58,878 62,483 64,601 67,973 70,181 72,185


Female
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16** 2016–17
Elementary 25,144 24,600 23,589 24,991 27,297 27,790
Secondary 8,241 9,682 9,685 10,600 10,918 11,805
Combined 22,112 23,486 26,266 26,043 25,548 26,632
Total 55,497 57,768 59,540 61,634 63,763 66,227


Male and Female
2006–07 2012–13 2013–14 2014–15 2015–16** 2016–17
Elementary 51,790 51,165 49,009 52,022 56,423 57,839
Secondary 16,937 20,707 20,506 23,475 24,580 25,073
Combined 45,648 48,379 54,626 54,110 52,941 55,500
Total 114,375 120,251 124,141 129,607 133,944 138,412

*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.
**Data for this column may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.
"Combined schools" offer both elementary and secondary education.


Financial Information, 2012–13 to 2016–17*

District School Boards
2012–13 2013–14** 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Revenue $23,570,415,584 $23,964,127,069 $24,625,831,740 $25,072,598,528 $25,538,553,552
Expenses $22,986,617,126 $23,595,651,491 $24,162,837,516 $24,638,222,125 $25,007,215,629
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
$583,798,458 $368,475,578 $462,994,224 $434,376,403 $531,337,923
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at beginning
of the year
$1,686,578,353 $2,268,720,079 $2,632,124,509 $3,095,148,063 $3,530,526,247
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at the
end of the year
$2,270,376,811 $2,637,195,657 $3,095,118,733 $3,529,524,466 $4,061,864,170


School Authorities
2012–13 2013–14** 2014–15 2015–16 2016–17
Revenue $16,493,708 $18,077,671 $20,065,099 $19,150,777 $20,031,463
Expenses $16,851,987 $17,561,808 $18,411,681 $18,726,890 $19,129,026
Surplus/(deficit)
at year end
($358,279) $515,863 $1,653,418 $423,887 $902,437
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at beginning
of the year
$12,982,448 $12,612,149 $13,140,001 $14,793,418 $15,217,305
Accumulated surplus/
(deficit) at the
end of the year
$12,624,169 $13,128,012 $14,793,419 $15,217,305 $16,119,742

*These tables have been updated from previous editions of Quick Facts by removing the lines “Net transfers to (from) reserves” and “Reserve at year ending August 31”, which are not applicable in these school years. The term “Expenditures” has been replaced by “Expenses” to reflect updated terminology.
**Data for this column may differ from corresponding data in previous editions of Quick Facts owing to updated information.
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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