School District 35 Langley

School District 35 Langley is a school district in British Columbia. This includes the municipalities of Langley Township, Langley City.

School District 35 Langley
Langley (Murrayville)

District information
SuperintendentSuzanne Hoffman
BudgetCA$184.9 million
Other information


The Langley School District is one of the earliest school districts in British Columbia. It was established on April 30, 1871 prior to British Columbia becoming part of Canada. The first teacher appointed to the Langley School board by the Province of British Columbia was Mr. William W. Gibbs on June 21, 1872. There were 30 students in the district that year.[1]

In September 1905, grades 9 and 10 were taught in the district for the first time when a room was rented at the Billy Murray Hotel for 23 students. The District's first permanent secondary school, Langley High School, was opened September, 1924. After 1948, the school was converted into Langley Central Elementary School, which continued to operate until it burned down in 1993.[2] In December 2011, Royal Canadian Mounted Police Superintendent Derek Cooke announced that charges of sexual interference and sexual assault had been laid against a 57-year-old female teacher in the school district.[3]

Langley Schools Music ProjectEdit

The school district gained some fame in 2001 with the re-release of The Langley Schools Music Project, a collection of children's chorus recordings made from 1976–77 by Canadian music teacher Hans Fenger in the Glenwood Elementary School gymnasium. The students from Glenwood, South Carvolth, Lochiel and Wix-Brown performed unique versions of pop hits by the likes of The Beach Boys, David Bowie, and Paul McCartney. The recordings were quickly forgotten until Irwin Chusid, a DJ on the New Jersey radio station WFMU rediscovered them in 2000. He managed to get them released on Bar/None Records, and they immediately created an international buzz, making many end-of-the-year best album lists in 2001. VH-1 orchestrated a reunion of the students and their teacher in 2002, and aired a documentary as well.[citation needed]

Elementary schoolsEdit

  • Aldergrove Elementary School (now closed)
  • Alex Hope Elementary School – named after Alexander Campbell Hope, a former member of the British Columbia assembly
  • Alice Brown Elementary School
  • Belmont Elementary School
  • Blacklock Elementary School (Fine Arts)
  • Bradshaw Elementary School (now closed) – a former bilingual public elementary school. Named after H. Bradshaw, a respected magistrate of the 1930s, Bradshaw Elementary was built in 1973 on what had been a strawberry field bounded by Anderson Creek. On Thursday, June 28, 2007 Bradshaw dismissed the students for the last time due to successive years of low enrollment.
  • Coghlan Elementary School
  • County Line Elementary School (now closed)
  • Dorothy Peacock Elementary School is a public school in Langley, British Columbia. It was founded in 1998.[4] The school serves students in grades kindergarten7.
  • Douglas Park Community Elementary School
  • Fort Langley Elementary School
  • Glenwood Elementary School
  • Gordon Greenwood Elementary School
  • James Hill Elementary School
  • James Kennedy Elementary School
  • Langley Fundamental Elementary School (K-5)
  • Langley Meadows Elementary School
  • Murrayville Elementary School (now closed)
  • Lochiel (U-Connect) Elementary School – formerly a K–3 French immersion elementary school, closed in June 2001. Now open as a distance learning centre.
  • Lynn Fripps Elementary School
  • Nicomekl Elementary School
  • Noel Booth Elementary School
  • North Otter Elementary School
  • Parkside Centennial Elementary School
  • Peterson Road Elementary School
  • RC Garnett Elementary School (Demonstration School K–5)
  • Richard Bulpitt Elementary School
  • Shortreed Elementary School
  • Simonds Elementary School
  • South Carvolth Environmental Elementary School (now closed) – located within the boundaries of Campbell Valley Park
  • Topham Elementary School
  • Uplands Elementary School / Uplands Montessori
  • West Langley Elementary School
  • Willoughby Elementary School
  • Wix-Brown Elementary School

Middle schoolsEdit

Secondary schoolsEdit


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "First Annual Report of the Superintendent OF Education." John Jessop, July 31, 1872.
  2. ^ Craig Spence, The Education Time Machine, Langley School District 35, (February, 1998)
  3. ^ Jacob Zinn (December 1, 2011). "Langley teacher charged". 24 Hours. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  4. ^ "About DPE". Dorothy Peacock Elementary School. 2007-05-28. Archived from the original on 2009-03-15. Retrieved 2009-03-15.

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