A. Y. Jackson Secondary School (Toronto)

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A. Y. Jackson Secondary School
A. Y. Jackson Secondary School (Toronto).jpg
50 Francine Drive
Toronto, Ontario, M2H 2G6
Coordinates 43°48′18″N 79°21′58″W / 43.804875°N 79.366200°W / 43.804875; -79.366200Coordinates: 43°48′18″N 79°21′58″W / 43.804875°N 79.366200°W / 43.804875; -79.366200
School type High school
Founded 1970
School board Toronto District School Board
Superintendent Sahar Sefer
Area trustee Alexander Brown
School number 890227
Principal Peter Paputsis
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1016 (2016)
Language English
Colour(s) Black and Orange         
Mascot Jaguar
Team name Jackson Jaguars
Feeder schools

Highland Middle School

Zion Heights Middle School

A. Y. Jackson Secondary School is a secondary school for grades 9 to 12 located in North York, the northern district of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in the North York community of Metropolitan Toronto. It was opened in 1970 by the North York Board of Education, and is now operated by its successor, the Toronto District School Board. A favourite of David Fleischer[citation needed] , the school was designed by Toronto architect Raymond Moriyama[citation needed] and named after A. Y. Jackson, a Canadian painter and one of the founders of the Group of Seven.[1][2][3]


A.Y. Jackson was opened in 1970 under the North York Board of Education, as a 10 to 12 school. However, as part of the 1998 amalgamation of North York into the City of Toronto, the Toronto District School Board now operates A.Y. Jackson. In 2016, as part of a TDSB board decision, the school underwent more changes, with the school now supporting grade nine students and the Gifted program.[4]

Student life[edit]


The school offers three Specialist High Skills Majors (SHSM) in the fields of Biotechnology, Business, and Non-Profit.[citation needed]

On province wide literacy tests, A. Y. Jackson students' pass rate is 93 percent.[5] The school also has a fantastic record of success in national and international competitions in mathematics, the sciences, computer studies and business education.[citation needed]


Currently, A.Y. Jackson has the following sports teams:[citation needed]

  • Aquatics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Curling
  • Flag Football
  • Floor Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball


Currently, A.Y. Jackson has 48 different clubs, councils and ensembles, including 20 related to the arts, and 10 related to the STEM fields.[6]

Student Demographics[edit]

The student population of A.Y Jackson is very diverse, with a large component of students living in Canada for five years or less (about 25%), and around 80% of the population speaking a primary language other than English. There are 461 females and 555 males in the school, making A.Y. Jackson's total student population 1016.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 2007 Euclid Contest Results
  2. ^ 2006 Euclid Contest Results
  3. ^ A.Y. Jackson Secondary School Brochure
  4. ^ Curtis, Linda (December 4, 2015). "AY Cluster JHS Board Decision Parent Letter" (PDF). tdsb.on.ca. Toronto District School Board. Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Results
  6. ^ "CLUBS / COUNCILS / ACTIVITIES 2016-2017" (PDF). schoolweb.tdsb.on.ca. Toronto DSB. Retrieved December 10, 2016. 
  7. ^ Board, Toronto District School. "Toronto District School Board > Find your... > Schools > Facts and Figures". www.tdsb.on.ca. Retrieved 2016-12-11. 
  8. ^ "Henry Lau goes from Willowdale to K-Pop superstar | Toronto Star". thestar.com. Retrieved 2016-12-08. 

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