Present and future enrollment in New Westminster Schools
Our schools are already operating beyond what the buildings and area standards can accommodate. If no additional steps are taken other than the expansion projects approved as of June 2023, we will be short 2,241 student spaces by 2037 according to projections prepared for our 2023 Long Range Facilities Plan.
As of the 2023 school year, district schools are already over capacity by nearly 600 students spread across K-12 enrollment with the greatest pressure being felt in the Fraser River Community.
For more information
- Learn about what we mean when we say our schools are experiencing a “capacity crisis”
- Learn where our student population numbers are heading
- Learn about provincial area standards and why we’re not meeting them
- Learn more about what we’re doing right now to address the capacity crisis and our long-term strategy