:: District Overview
At Edmonton Public Schools, we are committed to ensuring that all students achieve success in their individual programs of study. We want to improve both our student achievement results and our high school completion rates. We do this by working collaboratively with our partners in education - parents, government, business, community organizations and the public at large. We know students and their families bring diverse interests, skills and expectations to the classroom. To meet students' needs and help them achieve to the best of their ability, we offer a variety of options:
- Open boundary systems - parents can choose to send their child to virtually any Edmonton Public School, provided it has enough space and appropriate programming;
- Special education programs;
- Alternative programs;
- Lifelong learner programs through Metro Continuing Education; and
- Other programs for students with specialized requirements.
We believe our role as educators includes teaching values, responsibility and citizenship. It's not enough for students to understand what respect, honesty and integrity mean - we want them to integrate those values into their own lives. Our schools are safe, friendly places. Students are taught in stimulating classrooms by dynamic and dedicated teachers. Parents are welcome in our schools. We encourage parents to participate in their child's education and we offer a variety of opportunities in which to get involved. We also provide parents with strategies they can use at home to support their children in their learning.
2012-2013 Facts and Figures
|Total number of schools
|Elementary Junior High schools
|Elementary, Junior & Senior High schools
|Junior High schools
|Senior High schools
|Other educational services
|Student Enrolment (September 30, 2012)
|Total staff (August 2012)
|2012-2013 Proposed Operating Budget
Edmonton Public Schools is the second largest school district in Alberta and the sixth largest school district in Canada.
Board of Trustees
- Ward A: Cheryl Johner
- Ward B: Ken Shipka
- Ward C: Christopher Spencer
- Ward D: Dave Colburn
- Ward E: Heather MacKenzie
- Ward F: Michael Janz
- Ward G: Sarah Hoffman
- Ward H: Catherine Ripley
- Ward I: Leslie Cleary
Superintendent of Schools
District Organizational Chart 2012-2013
Programs Offered at Edmonton Public Schools
At Edmonton Public Schools, we know that each student is unique in his or her learning, and we work to adapt our programs to the needs of individual students. For this reason, we have developed alternative programs, including Aboriginal education, language programs, science and academic programs, Christian based programs, and fine and performing arts programs.
Tel: (780) 429-8580
Special Education Programming
Edmonton Public Schools is committed to providing strong programming choices for students who have special education needs. A wide range of programming options and supports are offered. Inclusive programming in the community school is the fi rst option considered and discussed with parents. Parents of students who meet special education eligibility may also choose programming provided in a number of district centre and specialized school programs. Depending on student needs, programming is supported through specialized assessment, consultation or other district services. With input from parents, staff develop an Individualized Program Plan (IPP)
for each student identified as having special education needs. This plan outlines priority goals and objectives, guides programming, monitors and communicates student growth. The district supports students with special education needs to gain the knowledge, skills and self confidence they need to be successful in school and life.
Parents are encouraged to contact their child's community school principal for information, support and advice.
Edmonton Public Schools also offers a range of programming for students with other educational needs, for example:
- Braemar School
- Centre High Campus
- English Language Learner Programs
- Outreach and Transition Programs
- International Student Program (ISP)
- Homestay Program
For more information on all of these programs, please visit our website at www.epsb.ca and click on Quick Guide under Publications.
For more information about:
- Kindergarten programs, call Early Childhood Services at (780) 429-8257.
- Neighbourhood schools or alternative programs, call (780) 429-8000.
- Metro Continuing Education, call (780) 428-1111.
- Edmonton Transit - our first choice for transporting students.
Transit passes are available at reduced rates to students at their school. For transit information, call Edmonton Transit at (780) 496-1611 or visit www.takeets.com. For yellow bus information, call Student Transportation at (780) 429-8585.