York Region District School Board

York Region District School Board
York Region District School Board
York Region District School Board Logo.svg
Board office location Aurora, Ontario
Board identifier B66095
Communities served Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Whitchurch-Stouffville
Number of schools 199 Total
(34 Secondary, 165 Elementary)[1][2]
2010-2011 budget (CAD $ millions) $1,125.2[3]
Number of students 116,000[4]
Chair of the Board Anna DeBartolo
Director of Education Ken Thurston
Elected Trustees Gord Kerr (Aurora and King)
Loralea Carruthers (East Gwillimbury and Whitchurch-Stouffville)
Nancy Elgie (Georgina)
Ada Yeung (Markham)
Susan Geller (Markham)
Allan Tam (Markham)
Juanita Nathan (Markham)
Martin Van Beek (Newmarket)
Diane Giangrande (Richmond Hill)
Carol Chan (Richmond Hill)
Anna DeBartolo (Vaughan)
Joel Hertz (Thornhill)
Student Trustees Madeline Crystal
John Tertan

The York Region District School Board, also known as YRDSB, is the English-language public school board for York Regional Municipality located in Ontario, Canada. The York Region District School Board is currently the province's third largest school board, with an enrollment of over 115,000 students.[5] It is in the fastest-growing census division in Ontario and the third fastest growing in Canada.[4]

The public francophone (Conseil scolaire Viamonde), English Catholic (York Catholic District School Board), and French Catholic (Conseil scolaire de district catholique Centre-Sud) communities of York Region also have their own publicly-funded school boards and schools that operate in the same area.



The YRDSB is governed by an elected board of trustees, whose election coincides with the municipal elections in Ontario held throughout the province every four years. The Board consists of 12 trustees, divided amongst the constituent municipalities based on population. The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Board are chosen by secret ballot of the trustees at the inaugural meeting in December.

The most senior staff member of the board is the Director of Education, to whom the Associate Director and all of the Superintendents report.


Besides the curriculum established by the Government of Ontario, the York Region District School Board places heavy emphasis on its Character Matters program. As well, due to the multicultural nature, and large immigrant population of students under the YRDSB, the Board established the Race Relations Advisory Committee, a standing committee of the board to advise the trustees on issues related to ethnocultural relations. The committee is made up of trustees, staff, community members and students.


The school board is divided into four Community Education Centres (North, Central, East and West).[6] The centres represent communities as follows:

  • North: Georgina; Whitchurch-Stouffville, and East Gwillimbury; Newmarket;
  • Central: Aurora and King; Richmond Hill (2 trustees); and Vaughan;
  • East: East Gwillimbury, and Whitchurch-Stouffville; Markham (3 trustees); and
  • West: Maple; Vaughan; Woodbridge; Thornhill (2 trustees).

The school board teaches approximately 70 000 elementary and 40 000 secondary school students.

Secondary schools

The school board currently manages 34 facilities that provide secondary education.[1]

Name Location Founded Enrolment[7] Notes Image
ACCESS Georgina District High School Georgina 7 Alternative school
ACCESS Program Jefferson Community Learning Centre Richmond Hill 25 Alternative school
Alexander Mackenzie High School Richmond Hill 1969 1094 Arts specialized school Amhs copy.jpg
Aurora High School Aurora 1972 1471 French immersion school
Bayview Secondary School Richmond Hill 1960 1816 International Baccalaureate school Bayview SS front view.jpg
Bill Crothers Secondary School Markham 2008 593 Athletics focused
Bur Oak Secondary School Markham 2007 1004
Dr. G.W. Williams Secondary School Aurora 1888 1297
Dr. John M. Denison Secondary School Newmarket 1989 1200
Emily Carr Secondary School Vaughan 2003 1289
Huron Heights Secondary School Newmarket 1962 1759 Arts specialized school
Keswick High School Georgina 2000 1468
King City Secondary School King Township 1961 1064
Langstaff Secondary School Richmond Hill 1964 1347 French immersion school
Maple High School Vaughan 2002 1262
Markham District High School Markham 1953 1405 Offers gifted education and the Advanced Placement Program
Markville Secondary School Markham 1990 1371
Middlefield Collegiate Institute Markham 1992 1564 Offers the Advanced Placement Program
Milliken Mills High School Markham 1988 1670
Newmarket High School Newmarket 1843 1284 Offers gifted education & French immersion Newmarkethigh.jpg
Pierre Elliott Trudeau High School Markham 2002 1394 French immersion school Trudeau 03.jpg
Richmond Green Secondary School Richmond Hill 2005 1124
Richmond Hill Adult Comm Learning School Richmond Hill Adult education
Richmond Hill High School Richmond Hill 1851 1701 Offers gifted education Richmond Hill High School.jpg
Sir William Mulock Secondary School Newmarket 2001 1230
Stephen Lewis Secondary School Vaughan 2006 1143
Stouffville District Secondary School Whitchurch-Stouffville 1954 1000
Sutton District High School Georgina 1956 796
Thornhill Secondary School Thornhill 1955 1326 Offers gifted education
Thornlea Secondary School Thornhill 1968 1100
Unionville High School Markham 1985 1933 Arts specialized school Uhs.jpg
Vaughan Secondary School Vaughan 1989 935 French immersion school
Westmount Collegiate Institute Vaughan 1995 1225 Arts specialized school
Woodbridge College Vaughan 1958 906

Elementary schools

The school board currently manages 165 facilities which provides elementary education.[2]


  • Aurora Grove P.S.
  • Aurora Heights P.S.
  • Aurora Senior P.S.
  • Devins Drive P.S
  • George Street P.S.
  • Hartman P.S.[8]
  • Highview P.S.
  • Lester B. Pearson P.S.
  • Northern Lights P.S.
  • Regency Acres P.S.
  • Wells Street P.S.

East Gwillimbury

Queensville Public School
  • Holland Landing P.S.
  • Mount Albert P.S.
  • Park Avenue P.S.
  • Queensville P.S.
  • Sharon Public School.
  • Unnamed ES (Holland Landing/Queensville)
  • Unnamed ES (Holland Landing/Queensville/Sharon)


  • Black River P.S.
  • Deer Park P.S.
  • Fairwood P.S.
  • Georgina Island Building
  • Jersey P.S. (JK-8)
  • Keswick P.S.
  • Lake Simcoe P.S.
  • Lakeside P.S.
  • Morning Glory P.S.
  • R.L. Graham P.S.
  • Sutton P.S.
  • W.J. Watson P.S.


  • Kettleby P.S.
  • King City P.S.
  • Nobleton Junior P.S.
  • Nobleton Senior P.S.
  • Schomberg P.S.


  • Aldergrove P.S.
  • Armadale P.S.
  • Ashton Meadows P.S.
  • Baythorn P.S.
  • Bayview Fairways P.S.
  • Bayview Glen P.S.
  • Boxwood P.S.
  • Buttonville P.S.
  • Castlemore P.S.
  • Cedarwood P.S.
  • Central Park P.S.
  • Coledale P.S.
  • Coppard Glen P.S.
  • Cornell Village P.S.
  • David Suzuki P.S.
  • Donald Cousens P.S.
  • E.J. Sand P.S.
  • Edward T. Crowle P.S.
  • Ellen Fairclough P.S.
  • Franklin Street P.S.
  • German Mills P.S.
  • Greensborough P.S.
  • Henderson Avenue P.S.
  • Highgate P.S.
  • James Robinson P.S.
  • John McCrae P.S.
  • Johnsview Village P.S.
  • Legacy P.S.
  • Lincoln Alexander P.S.
  • Little Rouge P.S.
  • Markham Gateway P.S.
  • Milliken Mills P.S.
  • Mount Joy P.S.
  • Parkland P.S.
  • Parkview P.S.
  • Ramer Wood P.S.
  • Randall P.S.
  • Reesor Park P.S.
  • Roy H. Crosby P.S.
  • Sam Chapman P.S.
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier P.S.
  • Stonebridge P.S.
  • Stornoway Crescent P.S.
  • Unionville Meadows P.S.
  • Unionville P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Angus Glen)
  • Unnamed ES (Berczy Southwest)
  • Unnamed ES (Greensborough #3)
  • Unnamed ES (Cathedral West #1)
  • Unnamed ES (Wismer #4 Southwest)
  • Wilclay P.S.
  • William Armstrong P.S.
  • William Berczy P.S.
  • Willowbrook P.S.
  • Wismer P.S.
  • Woodland P.S.


  • Alexander Muir P.S.
  • Armitage Village P.S.
  • Bogart P.S.
  • Clearmeadow P.S.
  • Crossland P.S.
  • Denne P.S.
  • Glen Cedar P.S.
  • J.L.R. Bell P.S.
  • Maple Leaf P.S.
  • Mazo de la Roche P.S.
  • Meadowbrook P.S.
  • Poplar Bank P.S.
  • Prince Charles P.S.
  • Rogers P.S.
  • Stonehaven E.S.
  • Stuart Scott P.S.
  • Terry Fox P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Newmarket Southeast)

Richmond Hill

  • Adrienne Clarkson P.S.
  • Bayview Hill E.S.
  • Beverley Acres P.S.
  • Charles Howitt P.S.
  • Crosby Heights P.S.
  • Doncrest P.S.
  • H.G. Bernard P.S.
  • Kettle Lakes P.S.
  • Lake Wilcox P.S.
  • MacLeod’s Landing P.S.
  • Michaëlle Jean P.S.
  • Moraine Hills P.S.
  • O.M. MacKillop P.S.
  • Oak Ridges P.S.
  • Pleasantville P.S.
  • Red Maple P.S.
  • Redstone P.S.
  • Richmond Rose P.S.
  • Roselawn P.S.
  • Ross Doan P.S.
  • Silver Pines P.S.
  • Silver Stream P.S.
  • Sixteenth Avenue P.S.
  • Trillium Woods P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Oak Ridges East #1)
  • Unnamed ES (Oak Ridges East #3)
  • Unnamed ES (Oak Ridges West #2)
  • Walter Scott P.S.
  • Windham Ridge P.S.


  • Bakersfield P.S.
  • Blue Willow P.S.
  • Brownridge P.S.
  • Carrville Mills P.S.
  • Charlton P.S.
  • Discovery P.S.
  • Dr. Roberta Bondar P.S.
  • Elder's Mills P.S.
  • Forest Run Public School
  • Fossil Hill Public School
  • Glen Shields P.S.
  • Glen Gould P.S.
  • Joseph A. Gibson P.S.
  • Julliard P.S.
  • Kleinburg P.S.
  • Lorna Jackson P.S.
  • Louis-Honore Frechette P.S.
  • Mackenzie Glen P.S.
  • Maple Creek P.S.
  • Michael Cranny E.S.
  • Pine Grove P.S.
  • Rosedale Heights P.S.
  • Teston Village P.S. *
  • Thornhill P.S.
  • Thornhill Woods P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Block 11 North)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 11 South)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 11 #3)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 12 South)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 18 North)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 39 West)
  • Unnamed ES (Block 40)
  • Vellore Woods Public School
  • Ventura Park P.S.
  • Westminster P.S.
  • Wilshire E.S.
  • Woodbridge P.S.
  • Yorkhill E.S.


  • Ballantrae P.S.
  • Glad Park P.S.
  • Harry Bowes P.S.
  • Oscar Peterson P.S.
  • Summitview P.S.
  • Unnamed ES (Stouffville Southcentral)
  • Unnamed ES (Stouffville Southeast)
  • Whitchurch Highlands Public School

See also


  1. ^ a b Secondary Schools, Queen's Printer, Ontario. Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
  2. ^ a b Elementary Schools, Queen's Printer, Ontario. Retrieved on 2010-05-17.
  3. ^ "Director's Report, Financial Overview". York Region District School Board. http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/page.cfm?id=BDS090080. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  4. ^ a b "Director's Report, Enrolment and Demographics". York Region District School Board. http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/page.cfm?id=BDS090020. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  5. ^ "Director's Report, Director's Message". York Region District School Board. http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/page.cfm?id=BDS090010. Retrieved 2010-05-16. 
  6. ^ "Your Trustees". York Region District School Board. http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/page.cfm?id=T00000004. Retrieved 2006-06-16. 
  7. ^ "York Region District School Board - Monthly Enrolment Report" (PDF). York Region District School Board. http://www.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/pdfs/w/dirrpt/BDS091031-Sec.pdf. Retrieved 2010-05-17. 
  8. ^ Latchford, Teresa (2007-11-19). "Brand new school reflects early heritage". Aurora Banner. http://www.yorkregion.com/News/Aurora/article/61219. Retrieved 2007-11-20. 

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