Elsie Roy Elementary School

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Elsie Roy Elementary[1]
150 Drake St
Vancouver, British Columbia, V6Z 2X1
Coordinates 49°16′20″N 123°7′21″W / 49.27222°N 123.12250°W / 49.27222; -123.12250Coordinates: 49°16′20″N 123°7′21″W / 49.27222°N 123.12250°W / 49.27222; -123.12250
School type Public, Elementary school
School board School District 39 Vancouver
School number 3939140
Principal Mrs. Chin Peterson
Grades K-7
Enrollment 360[2] (September 2007)

Elsie Roy Elementary is a public elementary school in Vancouver, and part of School District 39 Vancouver. It is located along the waterfront of Yaletown, and is the first new elementary school to be opened in an inner-city Vancouver neighbourhood since 1975.[3]

It is a member of the "Downtown Family of Schools" with King George Secondary School, Lord Roberts Elementary School, Lord Roberts Annex. Elsie Roy is also part of the Middle Years Baccalaureate with King George Secondary and Lord Roberts Elementary.

Over the past few years, Elsie Roy has invested in various educational technology for its staff, teachers and students. In 2010, with the launch of the Elsie Roy iPad Project, the school has built an environment including corner-to-corner Wifi, smartboards in every classroom and library, netbooks, iPods, iPads, Microsoft Surfaces and cloud based education software including Moodle and other sites. The iPad Project has resulted in the creation of the Elsie Roy Tech Program where students learn the environment and provide in class support to their teachers and staff.

As of 2008 the school has been criticized for being overcrowded.[4][5][6]


  1. ^ "For School Data, Source: BC Schools Book Archived July 12, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.". Province of British Columbia, Ministry of Education January 16, 2006.
  2. ^ Ready Reference March 2008
  3. ^ Linda Baker (December 25, 2005). "Spurring Urban Growth in Vancouver, One Family at a Time". New York Times. Retrieved September 9, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Trustee blames province for Vancouver school crowding". CBC News. January 18, 2008. 
  5. ^ Noel Herron (March 26, 2013). "Disgraceful overcrowding in Vancouver's downtown". Vanopolis. Archived from the original on 2013-05-30. 
  6. ^ "Vancouver schools overcrowded". The Globe and Mail. March 6, 2013. 

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