List of school districts in British Columbia
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.
As of 2012
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 79, giving each a number and a name. The school districts were numbered geographically started 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 79 to 57.
|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|
- A Highlight History of British Columbia Schools by Shirley Cuthbertson], Royal British Columbia Museum. Retrieved 2013-11-04.
- "History of Education website, History Department, Vancouver Island University.