Halton District School Board

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Halton District School Board
Halton District School Board logo.svg
J.W. Singleton Education Centre
2050 Guelph Line
Burlington, Ontario

New Street Education Centre
3250 New Street
Burlington, Ontario

Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville
District information
Superintendent David Boag
Gerry Cullen
Tricia Dyson
Robert Eatough
Stuart Miller
Yaw Obeng
Dane Tutton
Lucy Veerman
Mark Zonneveld
Chair of the board Kelly Amos
Director of education Stuart Miller
Schools 102; 84 elementary, 18 secondary
Budget CA$664[1] million
Other information
Elected trustees Kelly Amos
Amy Collard
Donna Danielli
Tracey Ehl Harrison
Kim Graves
Jeanne Gray
Andrea Grebenc
Ann Harvey Hope
Joanna Oliver
Richelle Papin
Leah Reynolds
Student trustees Dasha Metropolitansky
Zaid Haj Ali
Website www.hdsb.ca

The Halton District School Board serves public school students throughout Halton Region, including the municipalities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. Its administration area is to the southwest of the city of Toronto. In 2006-2007, it served almost 50,000 students, excluding those in adult, alternative, and Community Education programs.


Education in the former Halton County was previously governed by a framework of boards for various high school districts and public school districts associated with them.[2] In 1967, as a result of initiatives undertaken by then Minister of Education Bill Davis, work was begun to amalgamate all boards on a county-wide level throughout the Province, and such a move was recommended to the Halton County Council that year for its approval.[3] The move was opposed by the southern boards of education in Burlington and Oakville,[4] but that was overruled upon passage of mandatory legislation by the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in 1968.[5]

The Board was constituted as the Halton County Board of Education, which was established on January 1, 1969.[6] When the County was replaced by the Regional Municipality of Halton, the Board became the Halton Board of Education.[7]

As part of the province-wide restructuring of Ontario's school boards as a consequence of the passage of the Fewer School Boards Act, 1997,[8] the English-language Public District School Board No. 20 was created to take over the Region's schools.[9] It was merged with the former Board at the beginning of 1998, and was renamed as the "Halton District School Board" in 1999.[10]


The Board operates 76 elementary schools, and 17 secondary schools, which are organized into the following areas:

  • East Area (Oakville)
  • North Area (Halton Hills and Milton)
  • West Area (Burlington)

Secondary school enrollment and Fraser Institute provincial rankings are as follows:

HDSB secondary schools (2015 Fraser Institute Rankings)[11]
Name Area Enrollment 1-year ranking of 749 5-year ranking of 693
Abbey Park High School East 1156 7 12
Garth Webb Secondary School East 393 72
Iroquois Ridge High School East 1258 22 17
Oakville Trafalgar High School East 1291 9 8
T. A. Blakelock High School East 1142 72 48
White Oaks Secondary School East 2021 47 57
Acton District High School North 529 406 275
Craig Kielburger Secondary School North 1247 181
Georgetown District High School North 1769 119 124
Milton District High School North 1076 119 156
Aldershot High School West 527 66 156
Burlington Central High School West 689 344 176
Dr. Frank J. Hayden Secondary School West n/a 163
Lester B. Pearson High School West 654 37 96
M.M. Robinson High School West 1016 437 401
Nelson High School West 1010 72 40
Robert Bateman High School West 790 306 322


The Board also operates the following specialized facilities:


The Pathways programme encourages all post-secondary options, from apprenticeship, to college, to university, to the workplace.[12] The Board has also introduced specialist high skills majors and other unique programs for students, including fully online high school credits.[13]

The International Baccalaureate programme is offered at:

Student Trustees[edit]

As required by the Ontario Ministry of Education,[15] the following student trustees have been named to serve on the Board:

Student trustees at the HDSB, by term
Term Trustees
2014-2016 Sophie Schneider (Abbey Park High School)
Jovan Sahi (Iroquois Ridge High School)
2013-2014 Allison Zheng (Craig Kielburger Secondary School)
Zoha Khan (Iroquois Ridge High School)
2012-2013 Shaan Bhambra (Robert Bateman High School)
Arjun Dhanjal (Iroquois Ridge High School)
2011-2012 Jason Earl (Milton District High School)
Rudy Unni (Robert Bateman High School)
2010-2011 Jason Earl (Milton District High School)
Haniya Khan (Iroquois Ridge High School)
2009-2010 Laura McVey (Abbey Park High School)
Chaitanya Dogra (Iroquois Ridge High School)
2008-2009 Laura McVey (Abbey Park High School)
Nupur Dogra (Iroquois Ridge High School)
2007-2008 Jason Karmody (Aldershot High School)
Jonathan Yantzi (Burlington Central High School)
2006-2007 Russell Baker (Abbey Park High School)
Simon Beck (Iroquois Ridge High School)
2005-2006 Amreen Azam (Iroquois Ridge High School)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ McCoy, John. "2014/2015 OPERATING & CAPITAL BUDGET JUNE 2014" (PDF). Retrieved 2 June 2015. 
  2. ^ as provided under The Secondary Schools and Boards of Education Act, R.S.O. 1960, c. 362
  3. ^ "Study single board of education". The Canadian Champion. Milton. May 3, 1967. p. 1. 
  4. ^ "A direction for education". The Canadian Champion. Milton. November 22, 1967. p. C1. 
  5. ^ The Secondary Schools and Boards of Education Act, R.S.O. 1960, c. 362, Part VI , as inserted by The Secondary Schools and Boards of Education Amendment Act, 1968, S.O. 1968, c. 122, s. 8
  6. ^ "Oakville headquarters for County Board of Education". The Canadian Champion. Milton. January 15, 1969. p. 1. 
  7. ^ The Regional Municipality of Halton Act, 1973, S.O. 1973, c. 70, s. 139
  8. ^ Fewer School Boards Act, 1997, S.O. 1997, c. 3
  9. ^ Transition from Old Boards to District School Boards, O. Reg. 460/97
  10. ^ Establishment, Areas of Jurisdiction, and Names of District School Boards, O. Reg. 185/97
  11. ^ "Report Card on Ontario's Secondary Schools 2015" (PDF). Fraser Institute. April 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-01. 
  12. ^ Welcome to Pathways
  13. ^ eLearning
  14. ^ International Baccalaureate (IB) Program
  15. ^ Student Trustees, O. Reg. 7/07