CBE 2017 Enrolment Numbers

Oct. 31, 2017



The Calgary Board of Education has once again welcomed a record number of students for the 2017-18 school year.

The official September 30 count showed that total student enrolment was 121,690 — up 2,543 from 119,147 on the same date last year. This data includes Chinook Learning Services and CBe-learn students.

“Once again this year we are proud to welcome a new, diverse group of students to the Calgary Board of Education. We are pleased to have over 2,500 new students from pre-kindergarten to our adult services choose the CBE this year,” says Trina Hurdman, Chair CBE Board of Trustees.

The most significant increase was in students in Grades 4-6 (1,467 students).

  Comparison of enrolment from September 30, 2016 to September 30, 2017

 

2016

2017

Difference

Pre-Kindergarten

197

227

30

Kindergarten

9,106

9,054

-52

Grades 1-3

29,410

29,080

-330

Grades 4-6

25,715

27,182

1,467

Grades 7-9

23,292

24,267

975

Grades 10-12

26,443

27,035

592

Sub-Total (Pre-K to Gr 12)

114,163

116,845

2,682

Homeschooling

249

267

18

Outreach Programs

1,337

1,288

-49

Unique Settings

729

853

124

CBe-learn

458

463

5

Chinook Learning Services

2,211

1,974

-237

Total

119,147

121,690

2,543

 
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 2017-18 School Enrolment Report will be presented later this year to the Board of Trustees and it will contain more detailed information about the number of students in each school by grade and program.