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2013 by the Numbers

Enrolment (as of October 31, 2013)

Elementary: 172,962

  • 26,225 in Full-Day Kindergarten (13,030 in JK and 13,195 in SK)
  • 10,007 in Half-Day Kindergarten (4,615 in JK and 5,392 in SK)

Secondary: 79,779

Class Size

  • 76% of all elementary schools with a Kindergarten program offer FDK (304/400 schools)
  • 87% of primary classes — JK/SK (half-day only) to Grade 3 — have 20 or fewer students
  • 100% of primary classes — JK/SK (half-day only) to Grade 3 — have 23 or fewer students


  • 44% of TDSB students speak English as their first language
  • 22% learned English along with another language(s) as their first languages
  • 34% have one or more non-English languages as their mother tongues
  • 115 languages are spoken by TDSB students

Ethno-Racial Background

  • 29% of our students identify as white
  • 24% South Asian
  • 15% East Asian
  • 12% Black
  • 9% Mixed
  • 5% Middle Eastern
  • 4% South Asian
  • 2% Latin American
  • 0.3% of students identify as Aboriginal

TDSB Student

In February, we released findings from Canada’s largest Student Census that will help us develop strategies and adjust supports that further strengthen schools and help every student succeed. Following the first Grade 7-12 Student Census conducted in 2006, we introduced a number of initiatives and we now have numbers that demonstrate their success. Data shows us that 92% of students feel safe in TDSB classrooms and we saw a 10% increase in the number of students eating lunch daily.

Other Highlights:

  • Over 90% of students feel their background is respected by adults in school
  • 83% of TDSB’s Grade 7-8 students have had their eyesight tested; 51% have had their hearing tested which is an increase of 20 percent from 2006
  • 14% increase in parents attending parent/teacher interviews
Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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