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Student Census

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is committed to ensuring the success of all our students.
In May 2019, We Are DDSB Student Census: Know Every Student, Grow Every Student 2019 will
take place. This will be our first Student Census and it will assist us in gathering information about
our students and their lived experiences. The Board is committed to better understanding and
providing opportunities, programs and initiatives that impact student achievement and well-being.
Know Every Student, Grow Every Student supports DDSB’s equity priorities and outcomes. 

The communities we serve are growing more diverse. We value our diversity because it contributes
to the ideas and perspectives that enrich our school communities. 

To gain a clearer understanding of who our students are in order to support equity, student
achievement, and well-being.

The Student Census findings will help the Board and our schools to:
  • Better understand student populations and school communities         
  • Further support student success, inclusion and well-being                     
  • Establish effective programs and allocate resources to where they are needed most

Student Census Information Sessions:
​April 3, 6-8pm
Ajax High School
105 Bayly Street East, Ajax
​April 4, 6-8pm
Maxwell Heights Secondary School
1100 Coldstream Drive, Oshawa
April 8, 6-8pm
Port Perry High School
160 Rosa Street, Port Perry
​April 11, 6-8pm
DDSB Education Centre
400 Taunton Road East, Whitby

Why Complete the Census?

The Census is important. The Student Census: Know Every Student, Grow Every Student will provide us with valuable insight into who our students’ are and their lived experiences.

This will assist us in:
  • Better understanding the needs of our students
  • Planning programs to meet identified student need
  • Improving the quality of service delivery and programs
  • Reducing disadvantages faced by some students
  • Determining where funds are allocated
  • Improving equitable programs

Your time and effort completing the survey makes a difference.

Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to email


The following resources are designed to help families understand aspects of the Student Census in
greater detail:

Student Census for Families
Authorization and Confidentiality Statements
Student Census Questions - K-6
Student Census Questions - 7-12


Durham District School Board
400 Taunton Road East,
Whitby, ON
L1R 2K6 Canada

Phone: 905-666-5500
Fax: 905-666-6474
Toll Free: 1-800-265-3968
TTY 905-666-6943, 877-868-5575
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