Toronto District School Board
About Us

Our Students


The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) is the largest and one of the most diverse school boards in Canada. We serve approximately 246,000 students in 583 schools throughout Toronto, and more than 140,000 life-long learners in our Adult and Continuing Education programs.


With over 40% of our graduates ranking as Ontario Scholars, more than 80% of our graduates go on to university or college.


Our Staff

TDSB staff members are the backbone of the system. A talented community of educators and support staff are dedicated to enriching the lives of all students and helping them achieve success. The TDSB employs nearly 38,000 individuals who build a positive learning environment by supporting our Strategic Directions and Mission Statement.  Our standards are high because our students are our number one priority. 


The TDSB’s Director Dr. John Malloy is supported by the Senior Team who is responsible for: 

  • Serving our students and communities
  • Improving academic performance
  • Managing business services
  • Providing staff support
  • Operating and maintaining our buildings

Our Board of Trustees

The TDSB Chair of the Board works with the other publicly elected Trustees. Trustees represent the families in their wards and ensure that all concerns of their communities are brought to the attention of the Board.

Strategic Directions

  • Make every school an effective school
  • Build leadership within a culture of adaptability, openness and resilience
  • Form strong and effective relationships and partnerships
  • Build environmentally sustainable schools that inspire teaching and learning
  • Identify disadvantage and intervene effectively

Quick Facts

The Toronto District School Board is the largest school board in Canada and one of the largest in North America. We have nearly 600 schools and serve approximately 246,000 students each year. 

Our Students

  • 172,000 elementary students 
  • 74,000 high school students
  • 1,740 international students  
  • 140,000 continuing education students 
  • 29,000 students are enrolled in immersion and extended French programs 
  • 23% were born outside of Canada 
  • There are over 120 languages spoken by TDSB students and their families.

Our Staff   

  • 16,750 permanent teachers (11,620 Elementary, 5,130 Secondary) 
  • 5,500 occasional teachers (3,660 Elementary, 1,840 Secondary) 
  • 15,500 permanent support staff and 4,000 supply/casual employees (including Designated Early Childhood Educators, professional support workers, caretakers, maintenance staff, IT support, administrators, etc.).

Our Schools

  • 583 schools in total 
  • 471 Elementary Schools (including 2 Junior High Schools and 18 Elementary Alternative Schools)
  • 112 Secondary Schools (including 1 Elementary/Secondary Alternative School, 20 Secondary Alternative Schools, 4 Caring and Safe Schools Programs, 5 Adult/EdVance Programs, 2 Native Learning Centres, 6 Special Education Self-Contained Schools)

TDSB Update newsletter

Budget 2015-16

Financial Facts

Old ornate exterior of Western Technical-Commercial School

Our Mission

Our mission is to enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to become responsible members of a democratic society.

We value:

  • each and every student
  • a strong public education system
  • a partnership of students, schools, family, and community
  • the uniqueness and diversity of our students and our community
  • the commitment and skills of our staff
  • equity, innovation, accountability, and accessibility
  • learning environments that are safe, nurturing, positive, and respectful.

TDSB Mission Statement as a PDF

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