York Region District School Board

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York Region District School Board
York Region District School Board Logo.svg
Board office location Aurora, Ontario
Board identifier B66095
Communities served Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Number of schools 208 Total
(33 Secondary, 175 Elementary)[1][2]
2010-2011 budget (CAD $ millions) $1,125.2[3]
Number of students 116,000[4]
Chair of the Board Anna DeBartolo
Director of Education J. Philip Parapally
Elected Trustees Peter Adams-Luchowski (Aurora and King)
Loralea Carruthers (East Gwillimbury and Whitchurch-Stouffville)
Nancy Elgie (Georgina)
Billy Pang (Markham, Wards 2, 3 & 6)
Susan Geller (Vaughan, Ward 5 and (Markham, Ward 1)
Allan Tam (Markham, 4 & 5)
Juanita Nathan (Markham, Wards 7 & 8)
Martin Van Beek (Newmarket)
Corrie McBain (Richmond Hill, Wards 1, 2, & 4)
Carol Chan (Richmond Hill, Wards 3, 5, & 6)
Anna DeBartolo (Vaughan, Wards 1 & 2)
Linda Aversa (Vaughan, Wards 3 & 4)
Student Trustees Harii Mahesh
Daniel Roytman

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) is the English-language public school board for York Regional Municipality located in Ontario, Canada. The York Region District School Board is currently the province's third largest school board, with an enrollment of over 115,000 students.[5] It is in the fastest-growing census division in Ontario and the third fastest growing in Canada.[4]

The public francophone (Conseil scolaire Viamonde), English Catholic (York Catholic District School Board), and French Catholic (Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud) communities of York Region also have their own publicly funded school boards and schools that operate in the same area.


The school board has been referred to as "English-language Public District School Board No. 16" in Ontario legislation prior to 1999.[6] It was officially known as the York Region Board of Education until it changed its name in the 1990s to York Region District School Board.[7]


The YRDSB is governed by an elected board of trustees, whose election coincides with the municipal elections in Ontario held throughout the province every four years. The Board consists of 12 trustees, divided amongst the constituent municipalities based on population. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board are chosen by secret ballot of the trustees at the inaugural meeting in December.

The most senior staff member of the board is the Director of Education, to whom the Associate Director and all of the Superintendents report.

The website to the Board of Trustees is http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/page.cfm?id=T00000001.


Besides the curriculum established by the Government of Ontario, the York Region District School Board places heavy emphasis on its Character Matters program. As well, due to the multicultural nature, and large immigrant population of students under the YRDSB, the Board established the Race Relations Advisory Committee, a standing committee of the board to advise the trustees on issues related to ethnocultural relations. The committee is made up of trustees, staff, community members and students.


The school board is divided into four Community Education Centres (North, Central, East and West).[8] The centres represent communities as follows:

The school board teaches approximately 70 000 elementary and 40 000 secondary school students.

Secondary schools[edit]

The school board currently manages 33 facilities that provide secondary education.[1]

Name Location Founded Enrolment[9] Notes Image
ACCESS Program Jefferson Community Learning Centre Richmond Hill N/A Alternative school
Alexander Mackenzie High School Richmond Hill 1969 1029 Arts specialized school
Aurora High School Aurora 1972 1129 French Immersion school
Bayview Secondary School Richmond Hill 1960 2026 International Baccalaureate school Bayview SS front view.jpg
Bill Crothers Secondary School Markham 2008 1399 Athletics focused
Bur Oak Secondary School Markham 2007 1508
Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School Aurora 1888 936
Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School Newmarket 1989 943
Emily Carr Secondary School Vaughan 2003 1522
Huron Heights Secondary School Newmarket 1962 1513 Arts specialized school
Keswick High School Georgina 2000 1198
King City Secondary School King Township 1961 963 King City S.S.jpg
Langstaff Secondary School Richmond Hill 1964 999 French Immersion school
Maple High School Maple 2002 1223
Markham District High School Markham 1953 1444 Offers gifted education and the Advanced Placement Program Non-Semestered School
Markville Secondary School Markham 1990 1237 Offers gifted education, Advanced Placement Program, SHSM
Middlefield Collegiate Institute Markham 1992 1478 Offers the Advanced Placement Program
Milliken Mills High School Markham 1988 1223
Newmarket High School Newmarket 1843 1295 Offers gifted education & French immersion Newmarkethigh.jpg
Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School Markham 2002 1784 French immersion school Trudeau 03.jpg
Richmond Green Secondary School Richmond Hill 2005 1154
Richmond Hill High School Richmond Hill 1851 1641 Offers gifted education Richmond Hill High School.jpg
Sir William Mulock Secondary School Newmarket 2001 1240
Stephen Lewis Secondary School Vaughan 2006 1374
Stouffville District Secondary School Whitchurch-Stouffville 1954 1271
Sutton District High School Georgina 1956 648
Thornhill Secondary School Thornhill 1955 1054 Offers gifted education
Thornlea Secondary School Thornhill 1968 780 Offers French Immersion Program and Pre-AP and Advanced Placement Programs.
Tommy Douglas Secondary School Vaughan 2015
Unionville High School Markham 1985 1581 Arts specialized school Uhs.jpg
Vaughan Secondary School Vaughan 1989 1159 French Immersion school
Westmount Collegiate Institute Vaughan 1995 1144 Arts specialized school
Woodbridge College Vaughan 1958 932

Elementary schools[edit]

The school board currently manages 175 facilities which provides elementary education.[2]


  • Aurora Grove P.S.
  • Aurora Heights P.S.
  • Aurora Senior P.S.
  • Devins Drive P.S
  • George Street P.S.
  • Hartman P.S.[10]
  • Highview P.S.
  • Lester B. Pearson P.S.
  • Northern Lights P.S.
  • Regency Acres P.S.
  • Wells Street P.S.

East Gwillimbury

Queensville Public School
  • Holland Landing P.S.
  • Mount Albert P.S.
  • Park Avenue P.S.
  • Queensville P.S.
  • Robert Munsch P.S. (in Mount Albert)
  • Sharon Public School
  • Phoebe Gilman Public School


  • Black River P.S.
  • Deer Park P.S.
  • Fairwood P.S.
  • Georgina Island Building
  • Jersey P.S. (JK-8)
  • Keswick P.S.
  • Lake Simcoe P.S.
  • Lakeside P.S.
  • Morning Glory P.S.
  • R.L. Graham P.S.
  • Sutton P.S.
  • W.J. Watson P.S.


  • Kettleby P.S.
  • King City P.S.
  • Nobleton Junior P.S.
  • Nobleton Senior P.S.
  • Schomberg P.S.



  • Alexander Muir P.S.
  • Armitage Village P.S.
  • Bogart P.S.
  • Clearmeadow P.S.
  • Crossland P.S.
  • Denne P.S.
  • Glen Cedar P.S.
  • J.L.R. Bell P.S.
  • Maple Leaf P.S.
  • Mazo de la Roche P.S.
  • Meadowbrook P.S.
  • Poplar Bank P.S.
  • Prince Charles P.S.
  • Rogers P.S.
  • Stonehaven E.S.
  • Stuart Scott P.S.
  • Terry Fox P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Newmarket Southeast)

Richmond Hill

  • Adrienne Clarkson P.S.
  • Bayview Hill E.S.
  • Beverley Acres P.S.
  • Charles Howitt P.S.
  • Crosby Heights P.S.
  • Doncrest P.S.
  • H.G. Bernard P.S.
  • Kettle Lakes P.S.
  • Lake Wilcox P.S.
  • MacLeod’s Landing P.S.
  • Michaëlle Jean P.S.
  • Moraine Hills P.S.
  • O.M. MacKillop P.S.
  • Oak Ridges P.S.
  • Pleasantville P.S.
  • Red Maple P.S.
  • Redstone P.S.
  • Richmond Rose P.S.
  • Roselawn P.S.
  • Ross Doan P.S.
  • Silver Pines P.S.
  • Silver Stream P.S.
  • Sixteenth Avenue P.S.
  • Trillium Woods P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Oak Ridges East #1)
  • Unnamed ES (Oak Ridges East #3)
  • Unnamed ES (Oak Ridges West #2)
  • Walter Scott P.S.
  • Windham Ridge P.S.


  • Bakersfield P.S.
  • Blue Willow P.S.
  • Brownridge P.S.
  • Carrville Mills P.S.
  • Charlton P.S.
  • Discovery P.S.
  • Dr. Roberta Bondar P.S.
  • Elder's Mills P.S.
  • Forest Run Public School
  • Fossil Hill Public School
  • Glen Shields P.S.
  • Glen Gould P.S.
  • Joseph A. Gibson P.S.
  • Julliard P.S.
  • Kleinburg P.S.
  • Lorna Jackson P.S.
  • Louis-Honore Frechette P.S.
  • Mackenzie Glen P.S.
  • Maple Creek P.S.
  • Michael Cranny E.S.
  • Pine Grove P.S.
  • Rosedale Heights P.S.
  • Teston Village P.S. *
  • Thornhill P.S.
  • Thornhill Woods P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Block 11 North)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 11 South)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 11 #3)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 12 South)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 18 North)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 39 West)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 40)
  • Vellore Woods Public School
  • Ventura Park P.S.
  • Westminster P.S.
  • Wilshire E.S.
  • Woodbridge P.S.
  • Yorkhill E.S.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Secondary Schools, Queen's Printer, Ontario. Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
  2. ^ a b Elementary Schools, Queen's Printer, Ontario. Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
  3. ^ "Director's Report, Financial Overview". York Region District School Board. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Director's Report, Enrolment and Demographics". York Region District School Board. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  5. ^ "Director's Report, Director's Message". York Region District School Board. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Ontario Regulation 107/08". e-Laws. Government of Ontario. Retrieved 15 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Student Transportation in Canada: Facts and Figures. Canadian Education Association. 1987. ISBN 0920315240. 
  8. ^ "Your Trustees". York Region District School Board. Retrieved 2006-06-16. 
  9. ^ "York Region District School Board - Monthly Enrolment Report" (PDF). York Region District School Board. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  10. ^ Latchford, Teresa (November 19, 2007). "Brand new school reflects early heritage". Aurora Banner. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 

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