List of school districts in British Columbia

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This is a list of school districts in British Columbia. British Columbia in Canada is divided into 60 school districts which administer publicly funded education until the end of grade 12 in local areas or, in the case of francophone education, across the province.


School district Main office Region Communities served
School District 5 Southeast Kootenay Cranbrook Kootenays Cranbrook, Fernie, Sparwood
School District 6 Rocky Mountain Invermere Kootenays Kimberley, Invermere, Golden
School District 8 Kootenay Lake Nelson Kootenays Nelson, Creston, Salmo, Kaslo
School District 10 Arrow Lakes Nakusp Kootenays Nakusp, Burton, Edgewood, New Denver
School District 19 Revelstoke Revelstoke Okanagan/Mainline Revelstoke
School District 20 Kootenay-Columbia Trail Kootenays Castlegar, Rossland, Trail
School District 22 Vernon Vernon Okanagan/Mainline Vernon, Lumby
School District 23 Central Okanagan Kelowna Okanagan/Mainline Kelowna, Rutland, West Kelowna, Peachland

Lake Country

School District 27 Cariboo-Chilcotin Williams Lake Northeast Williams Lake, 100 Mile House, Canim Lake, Lac La Hache
School District 28 Quesnel Quesnel Northeast Quesnel, Wells
School District 33 Chilliwack Chilliwack Fraser Valley Chilliwack
School District 34 Abbotsford Abbotsford Fraser Valley Abbotsford
School District 35 Langley Langley Metro/Coast Township of Langley, Langley City, Aldergrove, Fort Langley
School District 36 Surrey Surrey Metro/Coast Surrey, White Rock, Barnston Island, Cloverdale
School District 37 Delta Delta Metro/Coast Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen
School District 38 Richmond Richmond Metro/Coast Richmond
School District 39 Vancouver Vancouver Metro/Coast Vancouver, University Endowment Lands
School District 40 New Westminster New Westminster Metro/Coast New Westminster, Queensborough
School District 41 Burnaby Burnaby Metro/Coast Burnaby
School District 42 Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows Maple Ridge Metro/Coast Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows
School District 43 Coquitlam Coquitlam Metro/Coast Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody
School District 44 North Vancouver North Vancouver Metro/Coast District of North Vancouver, City of North Vancouver
School District 45 West Vancouver West Vancouver Metro/Coast Bowen Island, Lions Bay, West Vancouver
School District 46 Sunshine Coast Gibsons Metro/Coast Gibsons, Sechelt
School District 47 Powell River Powell River Metro/Coast Powell River
School District 48 Sea to Sky Squamish Metro/Coast Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton
School District 49 Central Coast Hagensborg Northeast Hagensborg, Bella Coola, Denny Island, Rivers Inlet
School District 50 Haida Gwaii Daajing Giids Northwest Daajing Giids, Masset
School District 51 Boundary Grand Forks Kootenays Grand Forks, Midway, Greenwood
School District 52 Prince Rupert Prince Rupert Northwest Prince Rupert
School District 53 Okanagan Similkameen Oliver Okanagan/Mainline Oliver, Osoyoos, Okanagan Falls, Keremeos
School District 54 Bulkley Valley Smithers Northwest Smithers, Telkwa, Houston
School District 57 Prince George Prince George Northeast Prince George, McBride, Mackenzie, Valemount
School District 58 Nicola-Similkameen Merritt Okanagan/Mainline Merritt, Princeton
School District 59 Peace River South Dawson Creek Northeast Dawson Creek, Chetwynd, Tumbler Ridge
School District 60 Peace River North Fort St. John Northeast Fort St. John, Hudson's Hope, Prespatou
School District 61 Greater Victoria Victoria Greater Victoria Esquimalt, Oak Bay, Saanich, Victoria, View Royal
School District 62 Sooke Langford Greater Victoria Colwood, Langford, Metchosin, Port Renfrew, Sooke
School District 63 Saanich Saanichton Greater Victoria Saanich, Central Saanich, North Saanich, Sidney
School District 64 Gulf Islands Salt Spring Island Vancouver Island Salt Spring Island, Galiano, Mayne, Saturna, Pender Islands
School District 67 Okanagan Skaha Penticton Okanagan/Mainline Penticton, Summerland
School District 68 Nanaimo-Ladysmith Nanaimo Vancouver Island Lantzville, Nanaimo, Cedar, Ladysmith
School District 69 Qualicum Parksville Vancouver Island Parksville, Qualicum Beach
School District 70 Pacific Rim Port Alberni Vancouver Island Bamfield, Port Alberni, Tofino, Ucluelet
School District 71 Comox Valley Courtenay Vancouver Island Comox, Courtenay
School District 72 Campbell River Campbell River Vancouver Island Campbell River
School District 73 Kamloops/Thompson Kamloops Thompson Country Kamloops, Chase, Barriere, Clearwater, Logan Lake
School District 74 Gold Trail Ashcroft Thompson Country Ashcroft, Cache Creek, Clinton, Lytton, Lillooet
School District 75 Mission Mission Fraser Valley Mission, Deroche, Dewdney,
School District 78 Fraser-Cascade Hope Fraser Valley Hope, Agassiz, Yale, Boston Bar
School District 79 Cowichan Valley Duncan Vancouver Island Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Crofton, Chemainus
School District 81 Fort Nelson Fort Nelson Northeast Fort Nelson
School District 82 Coast Mountains Terrace Northwest Terrace, Kitimat, Stewart
School District 83 North Okanagan-Shuswap Salmon Arm Okanagan/Mainline Salmon Arm, Enderby, Armstrong, Sicamous, Malakwa
School District 84 Vancouver Island West Gold River Vancouver Island Gold River, Zeballos
School District 85 Vancouver Island North Port Hardy Vancouver Island Port Hardy, Port McNeill
School District 87 Stikine Dease Lake Northwest Dease Lake, Atlin, Lower Post, Telegraph Creek
School District 91 Nechako Lakes Vanderhoof Northeast Vanderhoof, Fort St. James, Burns Lake
School District 92 Nisga'a New Aiyansh Northwest Gitlakdamix, Gitwinksihlkw, Laxgalts'ap, Gingolx
School District 93 Conseil scolaire francophone Richmond All All of British Columbia


Many school districts were in existence prior to British Columbia joining Canada in 1871. Some districts were just single schools or even one teacher. Traditionally school districts in British Columbia were either municipal, which were named after the municipality such as Vancouver or Victoria, or rural and given a regional name. Many districts' names are a legacy of this pattern. In 1946, the Ministry of Education rearranged the province's 650 school districts into 74, giving each a number and a name.[1] The school districts were numbered geographically starting in the southeast corner and proceeding in a counter-clockwise pattern. This has been disrupted by successive changes to districts. The most recent changes occurred in April 1996 with the restructuring and reduction in the number of school districts from 74 to 57.[2]

District changes 1996
Old school district New school district
1 Fernie, 2 Cranbrook 5 Southeast Kootenay
3 Kimberley, 4 Windermere, 18 Golden 6 Rocky Mountain
7 Nelson, 86 Creston-Kaslo 8 Kootenay Lake
9 Castlegar, 11 Trail 20 Kootenay-Columbia
12 Grand Forks, 13 Kettle Valley 51 Boundary
14 Southern Okanagan, 16 Keremeos 53 Okanagan Similkameen
17 Princeton, 31 Merritt 58 Nicola-Similkameen
15 Penticton, 77 Summerland 67 Okanagan Skaha
24 Kamloops, 26 North Thompson 73 Kamloops/Thompson
29 Lillooet, 30 South Cariboo 74 Gold Trail
32 Hope, 76 Agassiz-Harrison 78 Fraser-Cascade
65 Cowichan, 66 Lake Cowichan 79 Cowichan Valley
80 Kitimat, 88 Terrace 82 Coast Mountains
21 Armstrong-Spallumcheen, 89 Shuswap 83 North Okanagan-Shuswap
55 Burns Lake, 56 Nechako 91 Nechako Lakes


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