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School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
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About the District

  

MISSION
To ensure quality learning opportunities for all students of all ages.

 

DISTRICT
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) is located in the Metro Vancouver region of B.C. and serves the cities of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody (Tri-Cities) and the villages of Anmore and Belcarra.

The district is governed by an elected board of nine trustees representing the five communities with a total combined population of approximately 225,000.

 

EMPLOYEES
Approximately 3,900 total including 2,500 teachers 

 

STUDENT ENROLMENT
SD43 is the third largest district in terms of student enrollment in B.C. with approximately 31,000 students in 70 schools.

 

SCHOOLS

  • 45 elementary schools (kindergarten-grade 5)
  • 14 middle schools (grades 6-8)
  • 11 secondary schools (grades 9-12)
  • 3 alternative education programs

SD43 six-year completion rates for All Students, Female Students, Male Students, Aboriginal Students, and Students with Special Needs continue to be well above the provincial average and some of the highest in BC. Overall, we are #1 in the Metro Vancouver region and #2 in BC.

 

PROGRAMS
K-12, online, international, adult and continuing education and a wide range of specialized educational programs and services including:

 

Gifted education programs 
International Baccalaureate
Language programs: Core French & French Immersion, Mandarin Bilingual and EAL
Aboriginal Education
Encompass
Montessori Program
Reggio-influenced Program
Community Hubs and Community Schools
Variety of Career and Trades programs designed to help students gain learning, certifications and experiences

 

The ongoing work of the Safe Schools Task Force, the ERASE Bullying training and the explicit teaching of Digital Citizenship continue to enhance learning and support the development of social responsibility in students.

 

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
SD43’s International Education program is one of the largest and most successful in Canada, helping generate significant revenue for the district each year.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION
Coquitlam Continuing Education is the community education school for SD43 offering diverse and comprehensive learning opportunities for all.

 

OPEN LEARNING & ENCOMPASS
Distributed learning programs offering K-9, 10-12 and adult students unique educational options.

 

BUDGET
Long-term Board of Education objective is to provide long-term stability and sustainability through multi-year financial planning.


2016/2017 Operating Budget: $290 million. SD43 devotes more of its operating budget to instruction and less on administration than the provincial average.

 

BOARD OF EDUCATION

 

DISTRICT LEADERSHIP TEAM 

 

PARTNER GROUPS
Coquitlam Principals’ & Vice Principals’ Association
Coquitlam Teachers’ Association
Canadian Union of Public Employees
District Parent Advisory Council
Student Leadership Council

 

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CONTACT US & OFFICE HOURS

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

550 Poirier St, Coquitlam BC
V3J 6A7
604-939-9201 604-939-7828