Student Census

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 For instructions on how to complete the Student Census, please click here.

The Durham District School Board (DDSB) is committed to ensuring the success of all our students.

In May 2019, the voluntary 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

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 census contact


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