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Bishop Ryan CSS, Cathedral HS, and St. John Henry Newman CSS Boundary Review
Background

Background

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is responsible for providing schools and facilities for students and for operating and maintaining schools within the Board as effectively and efficiently as possible to support faith formation and student achievement. School attendance boundaries are necessary to create school communities that are appropriately sized for the capacity of each school facility and the well-being of our system.

As stated in the Board’s Multi-Year Accommodation Plan, 2020-2024, boundary adjustments are sometimes required to help balance student growth.

The establishment and maintenance of school boundaries shall consider the efficient and educationally effective use of the capacities of each school, the geographical location of each school and its relationship to the surrounding student population, safe walking conditions and the preservation of parish and neighborhood identities within a school.
Over-enrolment at Bishop Ryan CSS

Over-enrolment at Bishop Ryan CSS

Upper Stoney Creek is currently experiencing the highest amount of residential development within the City of Hamilton, and is forecasted to continue to experience significant future growth.

Bishop Ryan CSS currently requires 12 portables to accommodate its current enrolment of 2095 students. The Ministry rated capacity of Bishop Ryan CSS is 1455 pupil places. Enrolment is projected to steadily increase as growth from new residential development continues. Bishop Ryan CSS is projected to be approximately 2564 students by 2030, which represents a net growth of 469 students and a facility utilization rate of 176%.

Currently, St. John Henry Newman CSS has an enrolment of 1462 students. There is moderate residential development forecasted for Lower Stoney Creek over the next decade. St. John Henry Newman CSS is projected to be 1540 students by 2030, which represents a net growth of 78 students.

Currently, Cathedral HS has an enrolment of 1198 students. Enrolment at Cathedral HS is expected to remain relatively stable over the next ten years, with a projection of 1205 students by 2030.
Boundary Adjustment Proposal

Boundary Adjustment Proposal

1. Redirect new students from St. John the Baptist Catholic elementary school and St. Eugene Catholic elementary school Regular Track program to Cathedral HS starting in September of 2021.

Note: existing St. John the Baptist and St. Eugene Regular Track program graduates and their siblings may remain at Bishop Ryan CSS.

2. Redirect new students from St. David Catholic elementary school to St. John Henry Newman CSS starting in September of 2021.

Note: existing St. David graduates and their siblings may remain at Bishop Ryan CSS.
Community Consultation

Community Consultation

An online survey to provide feedback will be open from Tuesday, October 20 and close Friday November 13.

Please access the survey here:
https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePag ...

Survey is accessible on all major browsers, mobile phones and Mac/Windows.

Following the consultation phase of the boundary review, Board staff will then review the collected community feedback and present a final boundary recommendation to the Board of Trustees for approval.