List of school districts in Ontario

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This is a list of school districts in Ontario.

There are 76 public school boards in Ontario, including 38 public secular boards (34 English boards and 4 French boards (ACÉPO)), 38 public separate boards (29 English Catholic boards, 8 French Catholic boards and 1 English Protestant board), and 7 public school authorities that operate in children's treatment centres.[1]

School Boards[edit]

School Board Type Language Headquarters Census Division(s) Served Number of Elementary and Intermediate Schools Number of Secondary Schools
Algoma District School Board Public English Sault Ste. Marie Algoma 41 12
Avon Maitland District School Board Public English Seaforth Huron, Perth 38 10
Bluewater District School Board Public English Chesley Bruce, Grey 42 11
District School Board of Niagara Public English St. Catharines Niagara 90 20
District School Board Ontario North East Public English Timmins Cochrane, Timiskaming 26 11
Durham District School Board Public English Whitby Durham 107 20
Grand Erie District School Board Public English Brantford Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk 59 14
Greater Essex County District School Board Public English Windsor Essex 59 17
Halton District School Board Public English Burlington Halton 85 27
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Public English Hamilton Hamilton 95 21
Hastings & Prince Edward District School Board Public English Belleville Hastings, Prince Edward 40 9
James Bay Lowlands Secondary School Board Public English Moosonee Town of Moosonee 0 1
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board Public English Peterborough Northumberland, Peterborough, Durham (Municipality of Clarington) 73 16
Keewatin-Patricia District School Board Public English Kenora Kenora 17 6
Lakehead District School Board Public English Thunder Bay Thunder Bay 26 5
Lambton Kent District School Board Public English Sarnia Chatham-Kent, Lambton 55 13
Limestone District School Board Public English Kingston Frontenac, Lennox/Addington 53 12
Moose Factory Island District School Area Board Public English Moose Factory Town of Moose Factory 1 0
Moosonee District School Area Board Public English Moosonee Town of Moosonee 1 0
Near North District School Board Public English North Bay Nipissing, Parry Sound, Muskoka (Northern section) 36 8
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board Public English Ottawa Ottawa 118 31
Peel District School Board Public English Mississauga Peel 213 42
Rainbow District School Board Public English Sudbury Manitoulin, Sudbury 38 11
Rainy River District School Board Public English Fort Frances Rainy River 11 3
Renfrew County District School Board Public English Pembroke Renfrew, Nipissing (Southern section) 25 9
Simcoe County District School Board Public English Midhurst Simcoe 87 23
Superior-Greenstone District School Board Public English Marathon Thunder Bay (Eastern) 12 5
Thames Valley District School Board Public English London Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford 133 30
Toronto District School Board Public English Toronto Toronto 477 123
Trillium Lakelands District School Board Public English Lindsay Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Muskoka 40 8
Upper Canada District School Board Public English Brockville Lanark, Leeds/Grenville, Prescott/Russell, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry 83 24
Upper Grand District School Board Public English Guelph Dufferin, Wellington 66 14
Waterloo Region District School Board Public English Kitchener Waterloo 103 17
York Region District School Board Public English Aurora York 175 33
Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario Public French Ottawa Frontenac, Northumberland, Ottawa, Prescott/Russell, Renfrew, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry 32 14
Conseil scolaire Viamonde Public French Toronto Durham, Essex, Halton, Hamilton, Lambton, Niagara, Peel, Simcoe, Toronto, Wellington, Waterloo, York 47 14
Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'Ontario Public French Sudbury Algoma, Sudbury, Thunder Bay 15 9
Conseil scolaire de district du Nord-Est de l'Ontario Public French North Bay Cochrane, Nipissing, Timiskaming 9 6
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board Catholic English Napanee Frontenac, Hastings, Lennox/Addington 37 6
Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board Catholic English Brantford Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk 30 4
Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board Catholic English Hanover Bruce, Grey 11 2
Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario Catholic English Kemptville Lanark, Leeds/Grenville, Prescott/Russell, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry 41 10
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Catholic English Mississauga Peel, Dufferin 123 26
Durham Catholic District School Board Catholic English Oshawa Durham 38 8
Halton Catholic District School Board Catholic English Burlington Halton 45 10
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Catholic English Hamilton Hamilton 48 8
Huron Perth Catholic District School Board Catholic English Dublin Huron, Perth 16 2
Huron-Superior Catholic District School Board Catholic English Sault Ste. Marie Algoma 20 3
Kenora Catholic District School Board Catholic English Kenora Kenora 5 1
London District Catholic School Board Catholic English London Elgin, Middlesex, Oxford 46 9
Niagara Catholic District School Board Catholic English Welland Niagara 51 8
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School Board Catholic English North Bay Nipissing, Parry Sound 12 1
Northeastern Catholic District School Board Catholic English Timmins Cochrane, Timiskaming 13 2
Northwest Catholic District School Board Catholic English Fort Frances Rainy River, Kenora (Western) 6 0
Ottawa Catholic School Board Catholic English Ottawa Ottawa 66 17
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board Catholic English Peterborough Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Peterborough, Durham (Clarington) 31 6
Renfrew County Catholic District School Board Catholic English Pembroke Renfrew 22 2
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board Catholic English Barrie Muskoka, Simcoe 41 9
St. Clair Catholic District School Board Catholic English Wallaceburg Chatham-Kent, Lambton 26 2
Sudbury Catholic District School Board Catholic English Sudbury Sudbury 17 4
Superior North Catholic District School Board Catholic English Terrace Bay Thunder Bay (Northern & Eastern) 9 0
Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board Catholic English Thunder Bay Thunder Bay 18 3
Toronto Catholic District School Board Catholic English Toronto Toronto 167 29
Waterloo Catholic District School Board Catholic English Kitchener Waterloo 46 6
Wellington Catholic District School Board Catholic English Guelph Wellington 17 4
Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board Catholic English Windsor Essex 39 10
York Catholic District School Board Catholic English Aurora York 90 16
Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-Est Catholic French Ottawa Frontenac, Hastings, Lanark, Leeds/Grenville, Ottawa, Renfrew 50 10
Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenir Catholic French Toronto Brant, Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Niagara, Peel, Peterborough, Simcoe, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington, York 55 10
Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarien Catholic French L'Orignal Prescott/Russell, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry 32 8
Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréales Catholic French Thunder Bay Kenora, Thunder Bay 10 2
Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes Rivières Catholic French Timmins Cochrane, Timiskaming 34 11
Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-Ontario Catholic French Sudbury Algoma, Manitoulin, Sudbury 29 10
Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord Catholic French North Bay Nipissing 13 3
Conseil scolaire catholique Providence Catholic French Windsor Chatham-Kent, Essex, Grey, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford 26 8
Penetanguishene Protestant Separate School Board Protestant English Penetanguishene Town of Penetanguishene 1 0
Bloorview School Authority Public (Children's Treatment Centre) English Toronto Toronto 1 0
Campbell Children's School Authority Public (Children's Treatment Centre) English Oshawa Durham (Oshawa) 1 0
John McGivney Children's Centre School Authority Public (Children's Treatment Centre) English Windsor Essex 1 0
Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre School Authority Public (Children's Treatment Centre) English St. Catharines Niagara 1 0
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre School Authority Public (Children's Treatment Centre) English Ottawa Ottawa 1 0
Provincial Schools Branch (Ontario Ministry of Education) Public (Schools for Deaf, blind, deafblind, and/or severely learning disabled students) English/French Milton Brant (Brantford), Halton (Milton), Middlesex (London), Ottawa 11 11
The KidsAbility School Authority Public (Children's Treatment Centre) English Waterloo Waterloo (Cambridge and Waterloo) 1 0

Former School Districts[edit]

There were a number of schools governed by "school authorities," which managed schools in remote and sparsely populated regions. Effective September 1, 2009, 20 isolated school authorities were amalgamated with district school boards.

  • Airy & Sabine District School Authority - merged with Renfrew County DSB
  • Atikokan Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Atikokan - merged with Northwest CDSB
  • Asquith-Garvey District School Authority, Shining Tree - merged with Rainbow DSB
  • Caramat District School Area Board, Caramat - merged with Superior-Greenstone DSB
  • Collins District School Area Board, Collins - merged with Lakehead DSB
  • Connell and Ponsford District School Area Board, Pickle Lake - merged with Keewatin-Patricia DSB
  • Conseil des écoles séparées catholiques de Dubreuilville, Dubreuilville - merged with CSDC du Nouvel-Ontario
  • Conseil des écoles séparées catholiques de Foleyet, Foleyet - merged with CSDC des Grandes Rivières
  • Foleyet District School Area Board, Foleyet - merged with DSB Ontario North East
  • Foleyet Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Foleyet - merged with CSDC des Grandes Rivières
  • Gogama District School Area Board, Gogama - merged with DSB Ontario North East
  • Gogama Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Gogama
  • Hornepayne Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Hornepayne - merged with Huron-Superior DSB and CDSC du Nouvel-Ontario
  • Ignace Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Ignace- merged with CSDC des Aurores boréales
  • Mine Centre District School Area Board, Mine Centre - merged with Rainy River DSB
  • Missarenda District School Area Board, Missanabie - merged with Algoma DSB
  • Moosonee Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Moosonee - merged with Northeastern CDSB and CDSC des Grande Rivières
  • Murchison and Lyell District School Area Board, Madawaska - merged with Renfrew County DSB
  • Nakina District School Area Board, Nakina - merged with Superior-Greenstone DSB
  • Northern District School Area Board, Armstrong and Savant Lake - merged with Lakehead DSB and Keewatin-Patricia DSB
  • Parry Sound Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Parry Sound - merged with Simcoe-Muskoka CDSB
  • Red Lake Area Combined Roman Catholic Separate School Board, Red Lake - merged with Kenora Catholic DSB and CSDC des Aurores boréales
  • Upsala District School Area Board, Upsala - merged with Keewatin-Patricia DSB

Prior to 1998, Ontario had 124 school districts within the province in addition to the list above[2]

School Sections[edit]

From 1846 to the late 1800s schools were assigned to school districts or School Sections.[3] Instead of names for each school, they were assigned numbers, e.g. SS No 11.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ministry of Education". School Information Finder. The Ministry of Education.
  2. ^ https://www.cpsa-acsp.ca/papers-2007/MacLellan.pdf
  3. ^ http://www.wellesleyhistory.org/early-ontario-school-history.html