THE HISTORY OF JAMES HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

James Hill Elementary School was named after a local pioneer farmer who was one of the few black men in the area. He was also known as a well witcher. The school is located at 22144 Old Yale Road on 5.2 acres of land, and is part of a joint site with the Township of Langley, totalling 10.87 acres. It was opened in 1995 with seven classrooms, a gymnasium, library, special education suite, trainable mentally challenged room and a multi purpose room. Two portables were added in March, 1997. In 2004 the school has 17 classrooms. 

Special programs at the school include Late French Immersion and the District Dependent Handicapped Class. 

The school logo is a Knight on a horse. 

Growth in this area increased the school population from 254 pupils in 1996 to 410 pupils in 2004. 


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