CBE 2016 Enrolment Numbers

Oct. 11, 2016



The Calgary Board of Education has once again welcomed a record number of students for the 2016-17 school year.

The official September 30 count showed that total student enrolment was 119,147 — up 2,162 from 116,985 on the same date last year. This data includes Chinook Learning Services and CBe-learn students.

“We are proud to welcome so many new and diverse students to the Calgary Board of Education. This is an exciting time for our system with the opening of our new schools. We are pleased to have over 2,100 new students from kindergarten to our adult services choose the CBE this year,” says Joy Bowen-Eyre, Chair CBE Board of Trustees.

The most significant increase was in students in Grades 4-6 (1,273 students).

  Comparison of enrolment on September 30, 2015 to September 30, 2016

 

2015

2016

Difference

Pre-Kindergarten

180

174

-6

Kindergarten

9,209

9,124

-85

Grades 1-3

28,888

29,408

520

Grades 4-6

24,441

25,714

1,273

Grades 7-9

22,624

23,292

668

Grades 10-12

26,375

26,442

67

Sub-Total (Pre-K to Gr 12)

111,717

114,154

2,437

Homeschooling

270

249

-21

Outreach Programs

1,384

1,337

-47

Unique Settings

676

729

53

CBe-learn

611

459

-152

Chinook Learning Services

2,327

2,219

-108

Total

116,985

119,147

2,162


Definitions

  • Homeschooling serves students whose families wish to have a primary role in their education.
  • The CBE operates four outreach programs, such as Discovering Choices, for students who find that regular school programs and services do not meet their needs.
  • Unique settings include schools like Emily Follensbee and Christine Meikle, which provide educational programming for students who have multiple and complex learning needs.
  • Other unique settings within the CBE include AADAC, Children’s Village, Dr. Gordon Townsend, Dr. Oakley, Nexus/Trust Treatment/Project Trust, West View Secondary, William Roper Hull, and the Young Adult Program. These settings provide educational opportunities for students with unique learning needs which are impacted by extenuating factors.
  • CBe-learn deliver online programming for junior and senior high students, as well as multiple levels of support for homeschooling. CBe-learn is located at the Career and Technology Centre at Lord Shaughnessy High School.
  • Chinook Learning Services (CLS) provides High School Upgrading programs.
    In addition, CLS provides Academic Success Programs including Summer School for Grades 10-12, Off-Campus Programs (work experience), International School Programs (student groups and individual international students over 18 years of age) and Summer Band Programs. Adult English Language Learning and non-credit Continuing Education (professional & personal development) are also provided.

The 2016-17 School Enrolment Report will be presented in late November to the Board of Trustees and it will contain more detailed information about the number of students in each school by grade and program.



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