Durham District School Board

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Durham District School Board
Motto "Ignite Learning"
Chair of Board Joe Allin

Director of Education Martyn Beckett

Type Public
Communities Ajax Brock Oshawa Pickering Scugog Uxbridge Whitby
Elementary Schools 106
High Schools + Learning Centres 24
Number of Students 70 709
Number of Staff 7377
Headquarters 400 Taunton Rd E
Whitby, Ontario L1R 2K6
Country  Canada

The Durham District School Board (DDSB; known as English-language Public District School Board No. 13 prior to 1999[1]) is an Anglophone, secular public school board in Ontario, Canada. The DDSB serves most of the Regional Municipality of Durham, except for schools within the Municipality of Clarington, which belongs to the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. The Durham District School Board Education Centre (head office) is in Whitby.

The school board has families of schools (Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, and Brock/Uxbridge/Scugog), each of which has two trustees except Oshawa, which has three. Three student trustees, using a non-binding, recorded vote, represent the region of Durham. In total the school board has more than 7000 staff who serve approximately 46 000 elementary and 24 000 secondary school students.

A unique program to the Durham District School Board that is running in a number of its secondary schools is called the Culture of Peace Committee, which works on a wide variety of social and humanitarian issues within the schools and in the community.

The Durham District School Board operates a gifted program in select schools. This program is an enrichment course that teaches at an accelerated rate, for students from Grade 4 to 12. Students are given a test in mathematics, logic and literacy in Grade 3. Students who show themselves to be in the top 1% of students in the region are accepted into the program.

Secondary schools[edit]

Elementary schools[edit]

Located in the Town of Ajax

  • Alexander Graham Bell Public School - named for Canadian inventor
  • Applecroft Public School
  • Bolton C. Falby Public School
  • Cadarackque Public School
  • Carruthers Creek Public School
  • daVinci Public School
  • Dr. Roberta Bondar Public School - named after Canadian astronaut and neurologist
  • Duffin's Bay Public School
  • Eagle Ridge Public School
  • Lakeside Public School
  • Lester B. Pearson Public School - named for former Prime Minister of Canada
  • Lincoln Alexander Public School - named for former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
  • Lincoln Avenue Public School
  • Lord Elgin Public School - named for former Governor General of the Province of Canada
  • Nottingham Public School
  • Roland Michener Public School - named for former Governor General of Canada
  • Roméo Dallaire Public School - named for Canadian military officer, humanitarian and Senator
  • Southwood Park Public School
  • Terry Fox Public School - named for famous Canadian athlete and cancer advocate
  • Valley View Public School
  • Vimy Ridge Public School
  • Westney Heights Public School

Located in the Township of Brock

  • Beaverton Public School
  • McCaskill's Mills Public School
  • Sunderland Public School
  • Thorah Central Public School

Located in the City of Oshawa

  • Adelaide McLaughlin Public School
  • Athabasca Public School
  • Beau Valley Public School
  • Bobby Orr Public School - named for Canadian hockey legend
  • Clara Hughes Public School - to open 2015 and named for Canadian Olympian
  • College Hill Public School
  • Coronation Public School
  • David Bouchard Public School
  • Dr. C.F. Cannon Public School
  • Glenholme Public School
  • Glen Street Public School
  • Gordon B. Attersley Public School
  • Harmony Heights Public School
  • Hillsdale Public School
  • Kedron Public School
  • Lakewoods Public School
  • Mary Street Community School
  • Norman G. Powers Public School
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Public School - named for former Prime Minister of Canada
  • Queen Elizabeth Public School
  • Ritson Public School
  • Seneca Trail Public School
  • Sherwood Public School
  • Stephen G. Saywell Public School
  • Sunset Heights Public School
  • Village Union Public School
  • Vincent Massey Public School - named for former Governor General of CAnada
  • Walter E. Harris Public School - named for Canadian analytical chemist and academic
  • Waverly Public School
  • Woodcrest Public School

Located in the City of Pickering

  • Altona Forest Public School
  • Bayview Heights Public School
  • Claremont Public School
  • Elizabeth B. Phin Public School
  • Fairport Beach Public School
  • Frenchman's Bay Public School
  • Gandatsetiagon Public School
  • Glengrove Public School
  • Grandview Public School
  • Highbush Public School
  • Maple Ridge Public School
  • Rosebank Road Public School
  • Sir. J.A. MacDonald Public School - named after Canada's first Prime Minister
  • Valley Farm Public School
  • Vaughan Willard Public School
  • Westcreek Public School
  • William Dunbar Public School

Located in the Township of Scugog

  • Cartwright Central Public School
  • Epsom Public School (Oldest school in the DDSB)
  • Greenbank Public School
  • Prince Albert Public School
  • R.H. Cornish Public School
  • S.A. Cawker Public School

Located in the Township of Uxbridge

  • Goodwood Public School
  • Joseph Gould Public School - former reeve, Member of Legislative Council of the Province of Canada, farmer, businessman
  • Quaker Village Public School
  • Scott Central Public School
  • Uxbridge Public School

Located in the Town of Whitby

  • Bellwood Public School
  • Blair Ridge Public School
  • Brooklin Village Public School
  • Captain Michael Vandenbos Public School - Snowbirds pilot who died in accident in 1998
  • C.E. Broughton Public School
  • Colonel Farewell Public School
  • Dr. Robert Thornton Public School - named for Presbyterian Minister and Superintendent of Education in Whitby Township
  • E.A. Fairman Public School
  • Fallingbrook Public School
  • Glen Dhu Public School
  • Jack Miner Public School - named for Canadian conservationist
  • John Dryden Public School - named for farmer and reeve of Whitby
  • Julie Payette Public School - named for Canadian astronaut and engineer
  • Meadowcrest Public School
  • Ormiston Public School
  • Pierre Elliott Trudeau Public School - named for former Canadian Prime Minister
  • Pringle Creek Public School
  • Robert Munsch Public School - name for Canadian children author
  • Sir Samuel Steele Public School - named for Canadian soldier and NWMP officer
  • Sir William Stephenson Public School - named for Canadian soldier, airman, businessman, inventor, spymaster
  • West Lynde Public School
  • Whitby Shores Public School
  • Williamsburg Public School
  • Winchester Public School

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ontario Regulation 107/08". e-Laws. Government of Ontario. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°55′11″N 78°56′28″W / 43.91972°N 78.94111°W / 43.91972; -78.94111