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School Enrolment Statistics

Enrolment By School and Grade reports are released by the PEI Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, using information provided by the school boards, each September.

We have aggregated the total school enrolment for each school from 1999 to 2013 into a single spreadsheet for research purposes:

The Public Schools Branch released 1999-2016 enrolment numbers:

All school enrolment data can be found on the Prince Edward Island Government website here.

The original individual reports, with grade-by-grade breakdown, published from 1999 to the present are available below:

January 2009 : Review of the Instructional Staffing Model for the Elementary & Secondary Public School System

This report was prepared for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development by Gar Andrew in 2009, but was never publically released nor acted on. The CBC obtained a copy via a Freedom of Information request in 2014.

From its introduction:

In March of 2008 the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development initiated a review of the instructional staffing model. The model was implemented in the 2004-05 school year and has reached full implementation for the 2008-09 school year. The purpose of the review was to make recommendations on components of the model that needed enhancements, based on consultations with the partners in the elementary and secondary school system and consideration of recent changes to staffing models or guidelines in other jurisdictions. The intent was to recommend adjustments and was not intended to be a major rewriting of the model.

See the original "Gar Andrew report" from 2003 below.

December 2008 through February 2009
Eastern School District

The Superintendent of Education of the former Eastern School District presented his School Organization Plan to the Eastern School District Board of School Trustees on January 7, 2009.  This report includes recommendations for reorganizing a number of schools within the Eastern School District.  On February 10, in response to a request from the Board, he presented a Supplementary Information report.

August 2008 Schools for Tomorrow: Building and Sustaining High Quality Education Programs

A Report prepared for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, the Eastern School District, the Western School Board and La Commission scolaire de langue française and released August 27, 2008.

From the report's introduction:

This report is in response to the need for comprehensive, wide-ranging school organization plans by school districts. It is a collaboration between government and school districts to examine the effects of changing enrollments, learn from the experiences of others, identify a framework for change that maximizes the educational opportunities for students, and establish a focal point for dialogue.

December 2005 Report of the Task Force on Student Achievement

A report from a committee, the Task Force on Student Achievement, struck by Premier Binns

March 2003 Proposed Instructional Staffing Model

Prepared by Gar Andrew for the Department of Education in 2003, the Proposed Instructional Staffing Model contained "recommendations for a revised Instructional Staffing Model for the elementary and secondary education system in Prince Edward Island."

November 1996 Eastern School District Facilities Review

A report prepared for the Eastern School District by Jim MacAulay and Howard Coles. The report was presented to Eastern School District Trustees on November 27, 1996.

From the introduction in the Executive Summary:

The Eastern School District is currently operating at a financial deficit The District has been advised by the Provincial Government that no additional funds are available to cover the deficit. Where it is the goal of the Eastern Schoo1 District School Board to provide the best possible educational opportunity for each student who attends school in the Eastern School District within the financial resources available, operational inefficiencies are a prime sector to explore with a view to reducing unnecessary costs.