Surrey History

The opening of Schools in Surrey
1950 to 2012

  • School Address Year opened Other
  • Adams Road Elementary: 18228 - 68th Avenue to be opened 2010
  • A.J. McLellan Elementary: 16545 - 61st Avenue 2002
  • A.P.H. Matthew Elementary: 13367 - 97th Avenue 1957
  • Bayridge Elementary: 1730 - 142nd Street 1991
  • Bear Creek Elementary: 13780 - 80th Avenue 1964
  • Beaver Creek Elementary: 6506 - 123A Street 1993
  • Berkshire Park Elementary: 15372 - 94th Avenue 1987
  • Betty Huff Elementary: 13055 Huntley Street 1976
  • Bonaccord Elementary: 14986 - 98th Avenue 1983
  • Bothwell Elementary 17070 - 102nd Avenue 1998
  • Boundary Park Elementary 12332 Boundary Drive North 1999
  • Bridgeview Elementary 12834 - 115A Avenue 2003 replaced 1949 school
  • Brookside Elementary 8555 - 142A Street 1991
  • Cambridge Elementary 6115 - 150 Street 2006
  • Cedar Hills Elementary 12370 - 98th Avenue 1964
  • Chantrell Creek Elementary 2575 - 137th Street 1992
  • Chimney Hill Elementary 14755 - 74th Avenue 2001
  • Cindrich Elementary 13455 - 90th Avenue 1993
  • Clayton Heights Secondary 7003 - 188th Street 1999
  • Cloverdale Junior Secondary 5811 - 184th Street 1963-1993 present Martha Currie
  • Coast Meridian Elementary 8231 - 169th Street 2001
  • Cougar Creek Elementary 12236 - 70A Avenue 1991
  • Coyote Creek Elementary 8131 - 156th Street 1992
  • Creekside Elementary 13838 - 91st Avenue 1998
  • Discovery Elementary 13104 - 109th Avenue 1966
  • Dogwood Elementary 10752 - 157th Street 1994
  • Don Christian Elementary 6256 - 184th Street 1982
  • Dr.F.D. Sinclair Elementary 7480 - 128th Street 1955
  • Earl Marriott Secondary 15751 - 16th Avenue 1973 rebuilt 2000
  • East Clayton Elementary 18680 - 72nd Avenue 1971
  • Elgin Park Secondary 13484 - 24th Avenue 1993
  • Ellendale Elementary#1 14525 - 110A Avenue 1969 #1-former: Invergarry, closed 1985; reopened 1991
  • Enver Creek Secondary 14505 - 84th Avenue 1997
  • Erma Stephenson Elementary 101929 - 160th Street 1963
  • Fleetwood Park Secondary 7940 - 156th Street 1994
  • Forsyth Road Elementary 10730 - 139th Street 2000
  • Frank Hurt Secondary 13940 - 77th Avenue 1973
  • Fraser Heights Secondary 16060 - 108th Avenue 1999
  • Fraser Wood Elementary 10650 - 164th Street 1990
  • Frost Road Elementary 8606 - 162nd Street 1992
  • George Greenaway Elementary 17285 - 61A Avenue 1978
  • George Vanier Elementary 6985 - 142nd Street 1968
  • Goldstone Park Elementary 6287 - 146th Street Feb. 2014
  • Green Timbers Elementary 8824 - 144th Street 1955
  • Guildford Park Secondary 10707 - 146th Street 1984 becomes an 8-12 school
  • Hazelgrove Elementary 7057 - 191 Street 2009
  • H.T. Thrift Elementary 11739 - 148th Street 1958
  • Henry Bose Elementary 6550 - 134th Street 1965
  • Hillcrest Elementary 18599 - 65th Avenue 2000
  • Holly Elementary 10719 - 150th Street 1969
  • Hyland Elementary 6677 - 140th Street 1993
  • J.T. Brown Elementary 12530 - 60th Avenue 1955
  • James Ardiel Elementary 13751 - 112th Street 1962
  • Janice Churchill Elementary 8226 - 146th Street 1995
  • Jessie Lee Elementary 2064 - 154th Street 1974
  • Johnston Heights Secondary 15350 - 99th Avenue 1958 replaced 1992
  • K.B. Woodward Elementary 13130 - 106th Avenue 1956
  • Katzie Elementary 6887 - 194A Street Sept 2013
  • Kennedy Trail Elementary 8305 - 122A Street 1988
  • Kirkbride Elementary 12150 - 92nd Avenue 1993
  • Kwantlen Park Secondary 10441 - 132nd Street 2002 replaced West Whalley
  • L.A. Matheson Secondary#2 9484 - 122nd Street 1969 #2-former: L.A. Matheson Junior Secondary
  • Laronde Elementary 1880 Laronde Drive 1982
  • Lena Shaw Elementary 14250 - 100A Avenue 1959
  • M.B. Sanford Elementary 7318 - 143rd Street 1987
  • Maple Green Elementary 14898 Spenser Drive 1984
  • Martha Currie Elementary#3 5811 - 184th Street 1993 #3-former: Cloverdale Junior Secondary

Martha Jane Norris Elementary 12928 - 66A Avenue 1989


In 1881, Martha Jane Norris, a young woman from Langley, became Surrey's first school teacher. It was''t a fancy school that she acquired but an old rambling house belonging to the Robinson family. By today's standard, school conditions were primitive, with no running water and only an old wood stove for heat. Washrooms, of course, were "outback" and textbooks were scarce.


Conditions being what they were, Miss Norris had no discipline problems with children of all ages eager to learn. Besides, attending school was probably much easier for them than cleaning out the barn.


The school was set amid a field of clover, well back from the southwest corner of the Old McLelland Road and Pacific Highway. Today, a marker stands at the Surrey Fair Grounds on the northeast corner of the Pacific Highway and Old McLelland Road in commemoration of the site.


The school remained at the Robinson House for a year, later moving to a fancy new school built by the government at the corner of Old McLelland and Clark Roads (60 Ave. and 179A Street).(See Schools to 1900)


lt was called Mary Jane Norris until a historian noticed the error and in the early 80's the name was restored to Martha Jane Norris.


In the late 60's and early 70's Martha Jane Norris was a primary school enrolling grades 1 to 3 and Royal Heights was the intermediate school enrolling grades 4 to 7. The school was typical of the period and had six classrooms, a library, gym and an office area. It was elevated above the basement with steps leading to the main doors on the north side of the school. I remember steps from the library on the west side of the school facing 116th Street. email from Dan Koshman

On December 15, 1989, the present Martha Jane Norris Elementary at 12928 66A Ave., Surrey, BC was opened at this location.


  • Mary Jane Shannon Elementary 10682 - 144th Street 1958
  • Mary Jane Shannon Jr. Sec. 10707 - 146th Street opened 1958 and in 1974 renamed Guildford Park Community School
  • McLeod Road Elementary 6325 - 142nd Street 1962
  • Morgan Elementary 3366 - 156A Street 2002
  • Newton Elementary 13359 - 81st Avenue 1968 replaced 1914 Newton Elementary
  • North Ridge Elementary 13460 - 62nd Avenue 1990
  • North Surrey Secondary 15945 - 96th Avenue 1993 replaced 1947 school
  • Ocean Cliff Elementary 12550 - 20th Avenue 1990
  • Old Yale Road Elementary 10135 - 132nd Street 1963
  • Panorama Park Elementary 12878 - 62nd Avenue 1987
  • Pacific Heights Elementary 17148 - 26th Avenue 2006
  • Panorama Ridge Secondary 13220 - 64th Avenue 2006 located on former Newton Jr site
  • Peace Arch Elementary 15877 Roper Avenue 1964
  • Prince Charles Elementary 12405 -100th Avenue 1955
  • Riverdale Elementary 14835 - 108A Avenue 1961
  • Rosemary Heights Elementary 15516 - 36th Avenue 2008
  • Royal Heights Elementary 11665 - 97th Avenue 1966
  • Semiahmoo Trail Elementary 3040 - 145A Street 1996
  • Senator Reid Elementary 9341 - 126th Street 1961
  • Serpentine Heights Elementary 15126 - 93A Avenue 1990
  • Simon Cunningham Elementary 9380 - 140th Street 1969
  • South Meridian Elementary 16244 - 13th Avenue 1989
  • Strawberry Hill Elementary 7633 - 124th Street 1983 replaced 1901 school
  • Sullivan Heights Secondary 6248 - 144th Street 2001
  • Sunnyside Elementary 2828 - 159th Street Sept 2013
  • Sunrise Ridge Elementary 18690 - 60th Avenue 1993
  • Surrey Traditional School#5 13875 - 113th Avenue 2003 #5-former: Len Shepherd Secondary opened 1968
  • Surrey Traditional School#6 13220 - 64th Avenue 1994 - 2003 #6-former: Newton Junior Secondary opened 1949
  • T.E. Scott Elementary 7079 - 148th Street 1957
  • Tamanawis Secondary 12600 - 66th Avenue 1994 replaced: Newton Jr. Secondary
  • W.E. Kinvig Elementary 13266 - 70B Avenue 1982
  • W.F. Davidson Elementary#7 15550 - 99A Street 1998 #7-Replaced earlier W.F. Davidson Elementary
  • Walnut Road Elementary 16152 - 82nd Avenue 1993
  • West Whalley Junior Secondary 13105 - 104th Avenue 1957 - 2002 demolished Aug. 2002
  • Westerman Elementary 7626 - 122nd Street 1992
  • William Beagle Jr. Secondary#8 9160 - 128th Street 1962 #8-closed 1999, became David Brankin Elementary
  • William Watson Elementary 16450 - 80th Avenue 1958
  • Woodland Park Elementary 9025 - 158th Street 1990
  • Ecole Woodward Hill Elementary 6082 - 142nd Street 2010 opened in March 2010


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