Sheppard Public School and it’s East Ward neighbourhood

family daySheppard Public School

Built in 1929, Sheppard Public School became the sixth public school in the City of Kitchener. Originally, students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 attended Sheppard School. Additions were made to the school in 1947 and 1952 to accommodate the growing population of the neighbourhood.

Sheppard Public School was named after a local educational leader, Frederick William Sheppard.

Today Sheppard Public School has about 320 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 6.

Sheppard Public School is located at 278 Weber Street East.

It offers French Immersion.

Sheppard Public School gets a score of 5.1/10 and 5.5/10 in the most recent five years according to the Fraser Institute report cards.

Sheppard Public School EAQO ranking report is here. 

Map of Sheppard Public School boundary is here.

Area Map is here


Neighbourhood Demographic Information

This area in Kitchener’s East Ward is all about kids and careers. Home, leisure time and planning for retirement are all important things in life for people who live in this neighbourhood. Generally speaking, people who live here are well educated married baby boomers, aged 45-59 with children in elementary school to post secondary ages.

Business and financial executives, judges, public administrators and technical and health professionals dominate this neighborhood. A neighbourhood resident told us that there were “a lot” of lawyers in the neighbourhood.

The average incomes are over double the national average. The average household income in this East Ward neighbourhood is over $170,000. Management occupations make up 20% of the population in sales and service occupations make up 22%.

Generally speaking, the detached homes in this neighbourhood comprised of four or five persons. Leisure time is important as they are high users of recreation equipment and services, love to entertain friends at home, enjoy package travel tours and send their children to camp. Health and wellness are also important, evident in their high use of health clubs, healthcare practitioner services and private health insurance plans. People who live in this neighbourhood are investing in their future with our RRSPs and RESP plans and have a keen interest in maintaining a good lifestyle as they age. This group tends to have Christian or Jewish-based value system, an indication of their Northern European and Jewish heritage. They are generous in their donations to charities and organizations in need.

The percentage of owner occupied homes in this neighborhood is nearly 100%.


Recent real estate activity in this neighborhood (2012)

In the past 12 months 13 houses have sold in this neighborhood, ranging from $150,000-$650,000 with a standard deviation of $102,045

Sheppard Public School link

EQAO link

Fraser Institute link

Waterloo District School Board link 

Sheppard Public School Boundary link 

Demographic information source



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