We are the third largest school district in Ontario, serving the nine municipalities in the Regional Municipality of York. Our students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. 

We believe all students can learn and succeed, and work hard to create safe, inclusive and caring environments that enable all of our students to thrive. Our dedicated and professional staff provide a range of learning opportunities that enable our students to develop their knowledge and skills, explore their interests and reach their full potential. 

Elementary Schools
Secondary Schools
Total Schools
Elementary Students
Secondary Students
Total Students (October 2023)
2023-2024 Budget

Our Priorities

As the governing body of York Region District School Board, the Board of Trustees establishes a Multi-Year Strategic Plan that identifies our priorities as a school board. Centred on students, these priorities set direction for the Board and guide our decision making. Through the Director’s Action Plan, Board strategies and School Improvement Plans, we are bringing these priorities to life in our schools and workplaces:

  • Foster Well-Being and Mental Health

  • Build Collaborative Relationships

  • Empower Ethical Leadership

  • Champion Equity and Inclusivity

YRDSB Multi-Year Strategic Plan
Multi-Year Strategic Plan

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Our Community

We serve nine municipalities in one of the most diverse regions in Canada:

  • Aurora

  • East Gwillimbury

  • Georgina

  • King

  • Markham

  • Newmarket

  • Richmond Hill

  • Vaughan

  • Whitchurch-Stouffville

The diversity of York Region enriches our schools and we work hard to create safe, inclusive and caring learning and working environments where all of our students, their families, staff and community members feel welcome and respected and know their identities are valued. 


Our Staff

We are the largest employer in York Region with over 15,000 skilled and dedicated employees. We are committed to attracting, developing and supporting passionate, professional and skilled staff members and leaders across our organization. We are here to help. Learn more about the services offered by our departments, and how we can help you find the information you are looking for. 

Staff numbers by staff group

** Full-time equivalent

Updated 2024


The Ontario College of Teachers licenses, governs and regulates Ontario’s teaching profession in the public interest.  The College’s website provides a variety of information such as:

  • the ethical standards and the standards of practice for the teaching profession

  • the qualifications of Ontario Certified Teachers (Find a Teacher)

  • professional advisories

  • accredited teacher education programs

  • results from disciplinary proceedings.

  • parent brochure How We Support Ontario Students, available in multiple languages

Staff GroupNumbers
Board Administrators (Superintendents, Associate Directors and Director)25
Other staff – Managers (Business Administration, Computer Services, Research, Public Information, Pupil Transportation, Community Resource Facilitators and Managers not included in Student Support and Plant Operations below)191.60
Elementary Teachers (classroom and central office)5,401.59
Elementary Administrators (classroom and central office)326.80
Secondary Teachers (classroom and central office)2,847.43
Secondary Administrators (classroom and central office)107.20
Plant Operations & Maintenance (Caretaking, Maintenance & Supervisory)1,207.25
Professional & Para-Professional (Psychologists, Psychological Associates, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, School Social Workers, Lunchroom Assistants, Work Experience Coordinators, Consultants, Designated Early Childhood Educators, Audio-Visual Technicians, Intervenors, Library Technicians, Transcribers, Technology Support Technicians, Curator, ABA Facilitators, Athletic Assistants)887.50
Teaching Assistants1,530.85
Clerical and Secretarial (school and central office)848.40