School District #51
School District #51 is Lethbridge’s public school district with over 11,000 students. It offers a wide selection of programs to meet the needs of our diverse population. The Lethbridge district 51 is comprised of 24 schools that offer curriculum for kindergarten to Grade 12. For more information please see https://www.lethsd.ab.ca/our-district/our-schools
We also have a number of Catholic Schools please see https://www.holyspirit.ab.ca/home
The breakdown of the school’s grade structures are as follows:
- Elementary - Kindergarten to Grade 5
- Middle School – Grade 6 to Grade 8.
- High School – Grade 9 to Grade 12.
The Vision of the Lethbridge School Board is to create innovative thinkers and learners who are successful, confident, respectful and caring.
The Board’s Mission Statement is:
“Lethbridge School District #51 is inclusive, forward thinking and accountable for engaging students in quality learning experiences that develop strong foundations, innovative minds and responsible citizens.”
West Lethbridge is home to four elementary schools, one middle school and two high schools. The four elementary schools offer a host of different programs, which include a Spanish bilingual program, French immersion, and a violin program.
The middle school in West Lethbridge, G.S. Lakie, offers a wide variety of excellent courses and extra-curricular activities for its students. It prides itself on its partnership with the community of West Lethbridge.
The high schools in West Lethbridge are Central High (Catholic) and Chinook High. Chinook High is the newest and largest school in the district. It is home to approximately 1,000 students and offers a wide selection of course choices. The most notable are the CTS (Career and Technology Studies) programs.
These programs are centered around five clusters in 28 occupational areas. The goal is to link school curriculum to both workplace needs and the ever-changing technology in industry. The five clusters are:
- Business, Administration, Finance and Information Technology (BIT).
- Media, Design and Communication Art (MDC).
- Health, Recreation and Human Services (HRH).
- Trades, Manufacturing and Transportation (TMT).
- Natural Resources (NAT).