Pickering High School
180 Church Street North

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Coordinates43°51′31″N 79°3′31″W / 43.85861°N 79.05861°W / 43.85861; -79.05861Coordinates: 43°51′31″N 79°3′31″W / 43.85861°N 79.05861°W / 43.85861; -79.05861
School typePublic Secondary School
MottoEnter to Learn. Go Forth to Serve.
Founded1951 (1951)
School boardDurham District School Board
SuperintendentCamille Taylor
Area trusteePatrice Barnes
PrincipalRandy Tennant
Enrollment1,840[1] (2019/2020)
Colour(s)Green and Yellow
Team nameTrojans
WebsiteSchool website

Pickering High School is a Canadian high school located in Ajax, Ontario, within the Durham District School Board. Specifically, the school is found in historical Pickering Village, Ontario. The school has students in grades 9 to 12, and offers gifted and French immersion classes. Some gifted classes include: English, Science, Geography, Technology, Mathematics.


Pickering High School was ranked 222nd of 740 schools in a study of Ontario high schools in 2015/2016. It obtained an overall score of 7/10 in 2016, up from 6.5 in 2012 and 5.2/10 in 2009. Scores are based on academic performance of students on grade 9 mathematics and the OSSLT. In 2012, Pickering HS rose in rank for the last three years, having been ranked 528th overall in 2009. The study was conducted by the Fraser Institute, which conducts studies on educational policy across Canada.[2]

Notable alumni

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Pickering High has many former professional and former Olympic athletes as coaches:

OFSAA champions

Provincial track and field titles – OFSAA champions

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News Stories

In February 2009 the school was placed in lock down after a stabbing and ensuing motor vehicle accident occurred several blocks away, at a nearby park.[15]

Feeder schools

Located in Ajax, Ontario

Located in Pickering, Ontario

See also


  1. ^ "Pickering High School (935310)". Ministry of Education. Retrieved 18 June 2021.
  2. ^ [1] Fraser Institute
  3. ^ a b c d "Seven famous people who attended Pickering High School". durhamregion.com. Metroland Media Group Ltd. 18 May 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.durhamregion.com/whatson-story/6498784-seven-famous-people-who-attended-pickering-high-school/
  5. ^ a b "Part two: Famous people who attended Pickering High School in Ajax". Ajax News Advertiser. Metroland Media Group Ltd. 29 June 2016. Retrieved 26 October 2016 – via durhamregion.com.
  6. ^ "Sara Kaljuvee". Official Canadian Olympic Team Website. Canadian Olympic Committee. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  7. ^ http://www.metronews.ca/news/toronto/2016/04/20/one-raptors-stamp-all-over-a-pickering-school.html
  8. ^ McNair, Brian (28 June 2016). "Ajax's Nichelle Prince takes advice from Christine Sinclair to heart". Ajax News Advertiser. Metroland Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 26 October 2016 – via durhamregion.com.
  9. ^ McNair, Brian (30 June 2012). "Pickering High School coach Stan Tzogas headed to first Olympics". Newmarket Era. Metroland Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 26 October 2016 – via Simcoe.com.
  10. ^ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1b66OPKPeC4bRWwUAssUoHlmueBe8MldYy-wlhM0dnzk/pub?single=true&gid=0&output=html
  11. ^ a b https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1m0yfhsOKy2NV6XYFV6OAf7SAA0AE7M8-MxOCv97kwlE/pub?single=true&gid=0&output=html
  12. ^ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pPrMkONX_AxZstK-DzUOEOnvXRMPhhks6LVmEZeKu0I/pub?single=true&gid=0&output=html
  13. ^ a b Basketball https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/12Jz_E74TCr9lXsSQNupdcRBOn9lSWuvNqmbFvYUhOvM/pub?single=true&gid=0&output=html
  14. ^ https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19Q-rMWhvM3-J6qArpIsC8pGJcJgngmH6fWA2PSiejQI/pub?single=true&gid=0&output=html
  15. ^ "Police investigate 'whodunnit' MVA, stabbing in Ajax | CTV Toronto News". Toronto.ctv.ca. 2009-02-27. Retrieved 2013-09-21.