The number of students enrolled in Saskatchewan schools this year is 170,582, up 1.27 per cent from last year with an increase of 2,140 students overall.
“The growth our province is experiencing is exciting and is also resulting in more students enrolling in Saskatchewan schools,” Education Minister Don Morgan said. “It’s creating new opportunities for us as we look for ways to meet the very real demands in our high growth communities for spaces to accommodate this growing number of students.”
This year’s enrolments follow similar trends as compared to recent years, with some school divisions experiencing growth and others managing a declining student population. Of the 28 school divisions in the province, 17 school divisions saw increases in student enrollments, one stayed the same and ten have reported decreases.
“In the last provincial budget, we announced changes to how we fund school divisions to ensure that the funding they receive is responsive to increasing numbers of students,” Morgan said. “Operating funding for our schools now reflects the needs of a growing population, and the feedback we have received so far has been positive.”
Kindergarten to Grade 12 provincial student enrolment is captured every year on September 30. These provincial enrolment figures are a head count of actively enrolled students with base enrolment status in Saskatchewan school divisions. It also includes students who are over the age of 22, home-based, home-bound and non-Saskatchewan residents attending Saskatchewan schools.