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]

This is a list of school districts in Ontario.

School Boards

School BoardTypeLanguageHeadquartersCensus Division(s) ServedNumber of Elementary and Intermediate SchoolsNumber of Secondary Schools
Algoma District School BoardPublicEnglishSault Ste. MarieAlgoma4112
Avon Maitland District School BoardPublicEnglishSeaforthHuron, Perth3810
Bluewater District School BoardPublicEnglishChesleyBruce, Grey4211
District School Board of NiagaraPublicEnglishSt. CatharinesNiagara9020
District School Board Ontario North EastPublicEnglishTimminsCochrane, Timiskaming2611
Durham District School BoardPublicEnglishWhitbyDurham10720
Grand Erie District School BoardPublicEnglishBrantfordBrant, Haldimand, Norfolk5914
Greater Essex County District School BoardPublicEnglishWindsorEssex5917
Halton District School BoardPublicEnglishBurlingtonHalton8517
Hamilton-Wentworth District School BoardPublicEnglishHamiltonHamilton9521
Hastings & Prince Edward District School BoardPublicEnglishBellevilleHastings, Prince Edward409
James Bay Lowlands Secondary School BoardPublicEnglishMoosoneeTown of Moosonee01
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School BoardPublicEnglishPeterboroughNorthumberland, Peterborough, Durham (Municipality of Clarington)7316
Keewatin-Patricia District School BoardPublicEnglishKenoraKenora176
Lakehead District School BoardPublicEnglishThunder BayThunder Bay265
Lambton Kent District School BoardPublicEnglishSarniaChatham-Kent, Lambton5513
Limestone District School BoardPublicEnglishKingstonFrontenac, Lennox/Addington5312
Moose Factory Island District School Area BoardPublicEnglishMoose FactoryTown of Moose Factory10
Moosonee District School Area BoardPublicEnglishMoosoneeTown of Moosonee10
Near North District School BoardPublicEnglishNorth BayNipissing, Parry Sound, Muskoka (Northern section)368
Ottawa-Carleton District School BoardPublicEnglishOttawaOttawa11831
Peel District School BoardPublicEnglish/FrenchMississaugaPeel21342
Rainbow District School BoardPublicEnglishSudburyManitoulin, Sudbury3811
Rainy River District School BoardPublicEnglishFort FrancesRainy River113
Renfrew County District School BoardPublicEnglishPembrokeRenfrew, Nipissing (Southern section)259
Simcoe County District School BoardPublicEnglishMidhurstSimcoe8723
Superior-Greenstone District School BoardPublicEnglishMarathonThunder Bay (Eastern)125
Thames Valley District School BoardPublicEnglishLondonElgin, Middlesex, Oxford13330
Toronto District School BoardPublicEnglishTorontoToronto477123
Trillium Lakelands District School BoardPublicEnglishLindsayHaliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Muskoka408
Upper Canada District School BoardPublicEnglishBrockvilleLanark, Leeds/Grenville, Prescott/Russell, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry8324
Upper Grand District School BoardPublicEnglishGuelphDufferin, Wellington6614
Waterloo Region District School BoardPublicEnglishKitchenerWaterloo10317
York Region District School BoardPublicEnglishAuroraYork17533
Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'OntarioPublicFrenchOttawaFrontenac, Northumberland, Ottawa, Prescott/Russell, Renfrew, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry3214
Conseil scolaire ViamondePublicFrenchTorontoDurham, Essex, Halton, Hamilton, Lambton, Niagara, Peel, Simcoe, Toronto, Wellington, Waterloo, York4714
Conseil scolaire de district du Grand Nord de l'OntarioPublicFrenchSudburyAlgoma, Sudbury, Thunder Bay159
Conseil scolaire de district du Nord-Est de l'OntarioPublicFrenchNorth BayCochrane, Nipissing, Timiskaming96
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishNapaneeFrontenac, Hastings, Lennox/Addington376
Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishBrantfordBrant, Haldimand, Norfolk304
Bruce-Grey Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishHanoverBruce, Grey112
Catholic District School Board of Eastern OntarioCatholicEnglishKemptvilleLanark, Leeds/Grenville, Prescott/Russell, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry4110
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishMississaugaPeel, Dufferin12326
Durham Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishOshawaDurham388
Halton Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishBurlingtonHalton4510
Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishHamiltonHamilton488
Huron Perth Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishDublinHuron, Perth162
Huron-Superior Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishSault Ste. MarieAlgoma203
Kenora Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishKenoraKenora51
London District Catholic School BoardCatholicEnglishLondonElgin, Middlesex, Oxford469
Niagara Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishWellandNiagara518
Nipissing-Parry Sound Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishNorth BayNipissing, Parry Sound121
Northeastern Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishTimminsCochrane, Timiskaming132
Northwest Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishFort FrancesRainy River, Kenora (Western)60
Ottawa Catholic School BoardCatholicEnglishOttawaOttawa6617
Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishPeterboroughKawartha Lakes, Northumberland, Peterborough, Durham (Clarington)316
Renfrew County Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishPembrokeRenfrew222
Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishBarrieMuskoka, Simcoe419
St. Clair Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishWallaceburgChatham-Kent, Lambton262
Sudbury Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishSudburySudbury174
Superior North Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishTerrace BayThunder Bay (Northern & Eastern)90
Thunder Bay Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishThunder BayThunder Bay183
Toronto Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishTorontoToronto16729
Waterloo Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishKitchenerWaterloo466
Wellington Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishGuelphWellington174
Windsor-Essex Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishWindsorEssex3910
York Catholic District School BoardCatholicEnglishAuroraYork9016
Conseil des écoles catholiques du Centre-EstCatholicFrenchOttawaFrontenac, Hastings, Lanark, Leeds/Grenville, Ottawa, Renfrew5010
Conseil scolaire catholique MonAvenirCatholicFrenchTorontoBrant, Durham, Halton, Hamilton, Niagara, Peel, Peterborough, Simcoe, Toronto, Waterloo, Wellington, York5510
Conseil scolaire de district catholique de l'Est ontarienCatholicFrenchL'OrignalPrescott/Russell, Stormont/Dundas/Glengarry328
Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Aurores boréalesCatholicFrenchThunder BayKenora, Thunder Bay102
Conseil scolaire de district catholique des Grandes RivièresCatholicFrenchTimminsCochrane, Timiskaming3411
Conseil scolaire de district catholique du Nouvel-OntarioCatholicFrenchSudburyAlgoma, Manitoulin, Sudbury2910
Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-NordCatholicFrenchNorth BayNipissing133
Conseil scolaire catholique ProvidenceCatholicFrenchWindsorChatham-Kent, Essex, Grey, Lambton, Middlesex, Oxford268
Penetanguishene Protestant Separate School BoardProtestantEnglishPenetanguisheneTown of Penetanguishene10
Bloorview School AuthorityPublic (Children's Treatment Centre)EnglishTorontoToronto10
Campbell Children's School AuthorityPublic (Children's Treatment Centre)EnglishOshawaDurham (Oshawa)10
John McGivney Children's Centre School AuthorityPublic (Children's Treatment Centre)EnglishWindsorEssex10
Niagara Peninsula Children's Centre School AuthorityPublic (Children's Treatment Centre)EnglishSt. CatharinesNiagara10
Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre School AuthorityPublic (Children's Treatment Centre)EnglishOttawaOttawa10
Provincial Schools Branch (Ontario Ministry of Education)Public (Schools for Deaf, blind, deafblind, and/or severely learning disabled students)English/FrenchMiltonBrant (Brantford), Halton (Milton), Middlesex (London), Ottawa1111
The KidsAbility School AuthorityPublic (Children's Treatment Centre)EnglishWaterlooWaterloo (Cambridge and Waterloo)10

Former School Districts

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

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

References

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