The Town of Milton is the most significant growth area of the Board, and as a result, is expected to generate a significant number of students over the next 15 years and onward. This growth is also one of the key factors that sustain the Board’s ongoing yearly increase in student population, moderating the effects of projected declines.
With the exception of Holy Rosary (M) CES and Our Lady of Victory CES (CEM1), all other communities in Milton have been recent developments and are expected to continue to yield a high number of students for a number of years.
As it relates to future development potential, Milton still has a generous supply of greenfield developments (low to medium density development subdivision that include a large amount of Single-Family Dwelling and Townhomes) to meet its growth targets. The largest areas of lands identified for future development include Boyne Secondary Plan (CEM2C-2D), Milton Education Village (CEM2D), Milton Heights (CEM1), and most recently the Milton Urban Expansion Lands through Trafalgar, Agerton and Britannia East/West Secondary Plans (CEM3A).
As development continues, the need for additional capacity will be required both at the elementary and secondary school panels, resulting in new schools over the next 15-year period and beyond.
Town of Milton Projections
The total enrolment for the Town of Milton for both the elementary and secondary school panels are projected to increase significantly as growth generates new students, and demand for space. Existing communities (already built) are also expected to remain relatively stable overall.
The projection period for the Long-Term Capital Plan (LTCP) is over 15 years, between the 2020-2035 school years. During this time, the Board anticipates the following:
- Within a 15-year period, the Town of Milton’s elementary panel enrolment is projected to continue growing significantly, increasing from 7,270 students to 13,151 students, representing a growth of approximately 81% overall. Utilization for the elementary panel will increase from 117% to 212% over this period – thus requiring additional pupil places to house students.
- Within a 15-year period, the Town of Milton’s secondary panel enrolment is projected to continue growing significantly, increasing from 4,605 students to 7,303 students, an increase of approximately 59% overall. Utilization for the secondary panel will increase from 155% to 162% over this period – thus requiring additional pupil places to house students.