Coast Mountains Board of Education School District 82
3211 Kenney Street, Terrace, B.C.  V8G 3E9

Tel:  250-635-4931 / Toll Free:  1-855-635-4931 (B.C. only)

Student Enrolment: 4,200 students

Teachers: 375
Support Staff: 277
Casual Employees: 103
Excluded/Exempt Staff: 53

Number of Schools: 19 schools

  • 11 primary/elementary schools including French Immersion
  • 1 kindergarten to grade 12 school
  • 1 middle school
  • 1 middle/secondary school
  • 2 secondary schools
  • 2 alternate schools
  • 1 trades learning centre encompassing dual-credit, distance learning and continuing education programs

Coast Mountains School District is located in the northwest of British Columbia and encompasses the traditional territories of four Indigenous nations: the Gitksan, the Haisla, the Nisga’a and the Tsimshian. The Gitksan‐Wet’suwet’en Nation of the Hazelton area is made up of seven band communities consisting of Gitanmaax, Gitanyow, Gitsegukla, Gitwangak, Glen Vowell, Hagwilget and Kispiox located through the Hazelton communities and on up the Kispiox Valley. The Haisla Nation is centered in Kitamaat Village, the Nisga’a Nation includes the community of Stewart, and the Tsimshian Nation has two distinct band communities in the Terrace and Thornhill areas.

BC Map Illustrating School District 82

The school district also serves the learning needs of a significant urban Indigenous population in the community of Terrace and numerous students of Nisga’a heritage from the Nass Valley also attend school in Terrace. The richness of our local First Nations culture and history contributes to all our schools in a very positive way as Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners benefit from the diversity surrounding them.

The school district includes the main communities of the Hazeltons, Kitimat, Kitwanga, Stewart, Terrace and Thornhill. The school board office is located in Terrace with Kitimat a forty‐five minute drive from the office, Kitwanga one hour, the Hazeltons one and a half hours, and Stewart three and a half hours.

Coast Mountains School District serves a student population of approximately 4,200 students in nineteen schools including three alternate programs and a trades learning centre that encompasses dual-credit, distance learning and continuing education programs, with over 800 employees (casual employees included). The operating budget is approximately $63 million and the geographical area covered by the district is of equivalent size to the country of Finland

CMSD82 Board of Education Vision, Mission & Goals – February 2018

CMSD82 Board of Education Values – May 18, 2016

For further information, please contact Carole Gagnon, Board of Education Office Executive Assistant at 250-638-4401 or via email at carole.gagnon@cmsd.bc.ca.

 

 

 

Coming Events

  • October: National Principals Month 2021
  • Oct 5: World Teachers Day 2021
  • Oct 11: Thanksgiving Day (schools are not in session)
  • Oct 13: Business Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Oct 13: Education Cttee Mtg (virtual)
  • Oct 22: Provincial ProD Day (non-instructional day, schools are not in session)
  • Oct 27: Regular (Public) Board Mtg (virtual)

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