The Halton District School Board in Ontario serves approximately 64,000 students in the municipalities of Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville in the Region of Halton.
Among the largest English school boards in Ontario, the Halton public board offers high-quality education for elementary and secondary students as well as continuing education opportunities for adults and newcomers to the area.
Together, more than 6,000 Halton District School Board staff inspire students to learn, grow and succeed. These staff members include teachers, support and non-teaching staff, administrators and senior staff. Many professional development workshops and opportunities are offered to staff to provide the expertise and knowledge to engage students in their learning.
HDSB at a Glance
(Projected enrolment for 2017-2018)
Elementary students - 45,318
Secondary students - 18,582
Total students - 63,900
Staff (full time equivalents)
Elementary teachers - 2,887
Secondary teachers - 1,325
Support staff - 2,164
Elementary schools - 86
Secondary schools - 19 (including Gary Allan HS and Syl Apps HS)
Why enrol in HDSB?
The Halton District School Board is a great place for your child/children and adults to achieve their educational goals for many reasons including:
- The health, safety and well being of our students and staff is vital as we work to create and foster a learning environment in which everyone feels secure. The numerous safe schools initiatives allows schools to focus on student learning and success.
- We embrace cultural diversity and strive to ensure all who enter our schools and workplaces feel welcome and respected. Valuing the uniqueness of each individual provides teaching moments that assist students in better understanding each other and the world around them.
- Academically, we continue to achieve above the provincial average as measured through the Education Quality and Accountability Office results in Grade 3 and 6 Reading, Writing and Math; Grade 9 Math; and Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test results.
- Parent involvement and feedback are vital to quality education in Halton. We host an annual Parent Involvement Committee conference and each school has a school council in which parents can volunteer.
Student Success Pathways programs
Outdoor Education programs
Arts and Music programs
English Language Learners
Welcome Centre for Newcomers
International Baccalaureate Program
Adult and Continuing Education (Gary Allan High School)
We look forward to helping your child achieve success with the Halton District School Board.