To ensure quality learning opportunities for all students of all ages.
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 240,000.
Approximately 4,500 total including 2,600 teachers (as of Sep 2023)
SD43 is the third largest district in terms of student enrollment in B.C. with approximately 32,000 students in 70 schools.
- 47 elementary schools (kindergarten-grade 5)
- 14 middle schools (grades 6-8)
- 9 secondary schools (grades 9-12)
- Alternative education programs
SD43 six-year completion rates for All Students, Female Students, Male Students, Indigenous Students, and Students with Special Needs continue to be well above the provincial average and some of the highest in BC.
K-12, online, international, adult and continuing education and a wide range of specialized educational programs and services including:
Gifted education programs
Language programs: Core French & French Immersion, Mandarin Bilingual and ELL
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.
SD43’s International Education program is one of the largest and most successful in Canada, helping generate significant revenue for the district each year.
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.
Long-term Board of Education objective is to provide long-term stability and sustainability through multi-year financial planning.
The 2023/2024 Operating Budget: $370.8 million. SD43 devotes more of its operating budget to instruction and less on administration than the provincial average.
BOARD OF EDUCATION
DISTRICT LEADERSHIP TEAM
Coquitlam Principals’ & Vice Principals’ Association
Coquitlam Teachers’ Association
Canadian Union of Public Employees
District Parent Advisory Council
Student Leadership Council
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