The Town of Halton Hills is largely comprised of two (2) urban communities, namely Acton and Georgetown, and a rural community. The urban areas are those where the Board’s five (5) elementary schools and one (1) secondary school are located, along with the vast majority of the area’s student population.
The community of Acton is primarily characterized as an area with maturing neighbourhoods with fewer pockets of growth. As the neighbourhood matures, there is a resulting decrease student aged population and thus decreasing enrolment.
The community of Georgetown has a mix of both mature and new neighbourhoods. The mature neighbourhoods are located in the north (CEH1), and are served by Holy Cross CES and St. Francis of Assisi CES. The newer neighbourhoods are located in the south (CEH2), and are served by St. Catherine of Alexandria CES and St. Brigid CES. Residential growth continues to occur for these two schools due to continued developments in South Georgetown. In addition, the Town of Halton Hills has adopted the Vision Georgetown Secondary Plan, which is a large greenfield development planned for southwest Georgetown (CEH2).
It should be noted that the northern rural portion of the Town of Milton falls within ERA CEH3 and SRA CSH1.
Town of Halton Hills Projections
As demonstrated in the below figure, the total enrolment for the Town of Halton Hills for both the elementary and secondary school panels are projected to increase over time as Vision Georgetown develops and generates new students and demands for space. Existing communities (already built) are also expected to remain relatively stable overall, not showing significant declines overall. As time progresses, monitoring and re-balancing enrolment may be required.
The projection period for the Long-Term Capital Plan (LTCP) is over 15 years, between the 2018-2033 school years. During this time, the Board anticipates the following:
- Within a 15-year period, the Town of Halton Hills’ elementary panel enrolment is projected to continue growing significantly, increasing from 2,731 students to 3,887 students, representing a growth of approximately 42% overall. Utilization for the elementary panel will increase from 114% to 162% over this period – thus requiring new pupil places.
- Within a 15-year period, the Town of Halton Hills’ secondary panel enrolment is projected to continue growing significantly, increasing from 1,706 students to 2,129 students, an increase of approximately 25% overall. Utilization for the secondary panel will increase from 126% to 158% over this period – thus requiring new pupil places.