The Town of Milton is one (1) of the primary growth areas 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 in older more maturing neighbourhoods.
With the exception of Holy Rosary (M) Catholic Elementary School and Our Lady of Victory Catholic Elementary School (CEM1), all other communities in Milton have within their attendance boundaries recent and or new greenfield developments that generate a high number of students. These include Single Family Dwellings and Townhomes.
As it relates to future development potential, Milton still has a generous supply of greenfield developments (Single Family Dwelling and Townhomes) to meet its growth targets. The largest areas of lands identified for future development include the Boyne Secondary Plan (CEM2C-2D), the Milton Education Village (CEM2D), the Milton Heights Secondary Plan (CEM1), and most recently the Milton Urban Expansion Lands (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
As demonstrated in the below figure, 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 2018-2033 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 6,996 students to 13,133 students, representing a growth of approximately 88% overall. Utilization for the elementary panel will increase from 113% 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 3,827 students to 7,141 students, an increase of approximately 87% overall. Utilization for the secondary panel will increase from 163% to 240% over this period – thus requiring additional pupil places to house students.