North Shore ELL Students

Between 2016 and 2017 a total of 23,844 students (permanent residents, Canadian citizens, international students, and other temporary residents) were enrolled in North Shore schools. Of these students, 16,549 were enrolled in SD 44 North Vancouver, and 7,295 attended schools in SD 45 West Vancouver.

SD 44 North Vancouver:

  • 926 students were found to be English Language Learners (ELL), representing 5.6% of the student body
  • Among both ELL and non-ELL students, the top three unofficial languages spoken at home were Mandarin (898), Persian (510), and Japanese (304)

SD 45 West Vancouver:

  • 1,104 were recorded as being ELL students, representing 15.1% of the West Vancouver student population
  • Among both ELL and non-ELL students, the top three unofficial languages spoken at home were Persian (841), Japanese (621), and Tagalog (399)

North Shore's English Language Learner (ELL) Students

The map below was constructed using publicly available information from DataBC. It provides an at-a-glance view of the percentage (%) of English Language Learner (ELL) students by corresponding the figures to the relative size of geolocation points of each school or district.

Hover over the map to see:

  • Total enrollment (permanent residents, Canadian citizens, international students, and other temporary residents)
  • Number of English Language Learner (ELL) students
  • Percentage (%) of ELL students in relation to student population of each school/district
  • Top 3 unofficial languages spoken at home (for both ELL and non-ELL students)

Tip: For better navigation, drag the map or use the zoom (+/-) controls or the mouse scroll. You can also collapse the legend box located on the top left.

Note: The following map was created in May 2018 with the most recent data found in DataBC’s catalogue. We are currently seeking clarifications from the Ministry of Education on whether ‘Persian’ is synonymous with ‘Farsi’, or whether it includes additional languages and dialects such as Dari (Afghan Persian) and Tajiki (Tajikistan Persian). As well, please note that detailed breakdowns for Mountainside Secondary and Lions Bay Elementary were unavailable at the time of data compilation.

 

 

North Shore Demographics

15.5% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver are Muslims.
Source: 2016 Census

35.9% of recent immigrants

age 15 years and over, in the District of North Vancouver are in the low income bracket.
Source: 2016 Census

18.8% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver are recent immigrants (landed between 2011 and 2016).
Source: 2016 Census

19.3% of immigrants

in West Vancouver speak Mandarin most often at home.
Source: 2016 Census

13.5% of immigrants

in the City of North Vancouver speak Farsi most often at home.
Source: 2016 Census

52.1% of recent immigrants

in the District of North Vancouver speak non-official languages most often at home.
Source: 2016 Census

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