Fast Facts

Department of Education and Early Childhood Development

K-12 System: 2018-19

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  • 260 public schools
  • 2 school boards – English and Francophone
  • 64,336 students (decline of approximately 1065 students from 2017-18)
  • 7 private schools
  • 3 First Nations schools

Enrolment

  • Enrolment for 2018-19 is 64,336 (1.6% decline from 2017-18)

Figure 1: Actual and Projected Enrolments (2000-01 to 2020-21)

 

Table 2: Change in District Enrolment

District/Region Enrolment
2018-19
Enrolment
2017-18
Percent Change
Labrador 3609 3,665 -1.5%
Western 11,265 11,537 -2.4%
 Central 14,475 14,921 -3.0%
Eastern 34,645 34,928 -0.8%
Conseil Scolaire Francophone 342 350 -2.3%
Province 64,336 65,401 -1.6%

 

Class Size Maximums:

Class size maximums are:

  • K = 20
  • Grades 1-3 = 25
  • Grades 4-6 = 28
  • Grades 7-9 = 31

Average Class Size

Table 3: Provincial average class size for Grades K-9

Year Average Class Size
2007-08 19.5
2008-09 18.9
2008-09 18.9
2009-10 18.3
2010-11 18.2
2011-12 17.9
2012-13 18.1
2013-14 18.1
2014-15 18.2
2015-16 18.7
2016-17 19.7
2017-18* 19.6
2018-19* 19.8

*Prior to 2017‐18, class size was based only on the English class. Beginning in 2017‐18, PowerSchool data was
usedallowing all classes in all subjects to be used in the calculation of average class size (excludes music and
Phys. Ed.).

 

Table 4: Average class size by district/region (2010-11 to 2018-19)

Grades K-9
District/Region 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
Labrador 17.4 16.9 16.9 16.5 16.5 17.4 18.6 16.8 17.4
Western 17.0 16.5 16.5 16.4 16.3 17.1 17.6 17.1 17.2
Central 17.0 16.8 16.8 16.8 17.2 17.5 18.2 18.9 19.3
Eastern 19.2 19.0 19.2 19.3 19.3 19.8 21.0 21.6 21.6
Conseil scolaire francophone 10.8 10.5 11.0 11.2 11.8 11.6 11.6 10.9 9.8
Province 18.2 17.9 18.1 18.1 18.2 18.7 19.7 19.6 19.8

 

Table 5: Statistics over Time, 2008-09, 2013-14 and 2018-19

Indicator 2008-09 2013-14 2018-19 % Change
2008-09 to 2018-19
Schools 279 264 260 -6.8
Enrolment (headcount) 70,631 67,436 64,336 -8.9
Teachers 5,572 5,357 5,192 -6.8
Pupil-Teacher Ratio 12.3 12.1 12.4 0.8