Chinguacousy Secondary School

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Chinguacousy Secondary School Brampton

Chinguacousy Secondary School is a highly rated public high school located in Brampton, Ontario. It offers classroom education for grades 9-12, and is a member of the Peel District School Board.

There are currently over 1250 students registered at this large facility.

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Chinguacousy public high school

Chinguacousy Secondary (Ching SS) was originally founded in 1972, and is noted for its high level of academic achievement. Today the school is rated as an excellent public high school, and it offers a wide assortment of courses for students. Chinguacousy is pronounced “Ching-coo-see”.

What does Chinguacousy mean?

“Shingwauk” was the name of an indigenous Anishinaabe chief (1773 – 1854) who lived near Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His name meant “little white pine”. The Ojibwe pronunciation of his name was “Zhingwaakoons“. The name Chinguacousy is a derivative of this name.

Shingwauk was a noted leader and warrior who fought on the side of the British during the War of 1812. He was instrumental in advocating for education for his people, both in English language instruction, and in the preservation of the language and traditions of the Anishinaabe people.

One of the first things to be named after Chinguacousy was the township where present-day Brampton is located. Chinguacousy Township was formed in 1819, and was one of several townships located within what was then called Peel County.

Today, Chinguacousy Township still survives as a geographic township within the Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario, Canada.

When Peel County became the Region of Peel in 1974, the original township was split in half, with the northern half becoming part of the town of Caledon, and the southern half joining the Town of Brampton, which was then promoted to a city.

Chinguacousy Township originally spanned from what now is Winston Churchill Boulevard to Airport Road, Olde Base Line Road to Steeles Avenue.

You can also find the name Chinguacousy in several places in present-day Brampton, including Chinguacousy Park, Chinguacousy Road, and Chinguacousy Secondary School.

Specialized Courses

Academically, Chinguacousy Secondary School has a long list of specialized courses and programs.

SciTech Regional Program

The school offers a specialized science and technology program that focuses on the advanced application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The SciTech integrates STEAM learning into the standard curriculum. Students get exposure to professional grade CAD design software, and are tasked with creating a variety of projects. During their course, students work with 3D printers, CNC routers, milling machines, and lathes.

Dual Credit Program

Dual Credit programs provide grade 11 and 12 students with an opportunity to earn both college and non-compulsory secondary credits at the same time. College credits earned may be applied to a college program after high school.

Students can choose from more than 50 courses at colleges such as Centennial, George Brown, Humber, Seneca and Sheridan.

Explore High Skills

Explore High Skills (EHS) is a Peel District School Board pathway program for grade 9 and 10 students that is a precursor to the SHSM program. Chinguacousy Secondary offers an EHS program for Manufacturing.


Once students reach Grade 11, they can also participate in two separate Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs: one forHealth and Wellness, and one forManufacturing

French Language

Although there is no French Immersion offered at this high school, students can find French language instruction in Core French.


Chinguacousy provides extensive English as a Second Language (ESL) programs led by teachers with substantial experience working with students in ESL.


The school is also a participant in the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) for skilled trades.

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Chinguacousy Secondary School Brampton

Elementary and middle schools that feed Chinguacousy Secondary include:

Elementary Schools:

  • Jefferson Public School K-5
  • Grenoble Public School K-5
  • Goldcrest Public School K-5
  • Red Willow Public School K-5

Middle Schools:

  • Calderstone Middle School 6-8
  • Greenbriar Middle School 6-8

“Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements.” – John C. Maxwell

Address & Contact Information

Address: 1370 Williams Parkway East

Brampton, ON L6S 1V3

Phone number905-791-2400


School BoardPeel District School Board

School Type: Public High School

Academic Calendar: Semesters

School Size: students: 1264

Religious Affiliation: None

Foundation Year: 1972

School Uniform: NO

Language of Instruction: English

Gender: Coeducational


Parents will be glad to know that Chinguacousy high school offers a good assortment of modern classrooms and work spaces for students.

In addition, the school also features numerous drama and art rooms, music areas, a library, a large gymnasium, a fitness center, plus athletic fields and computer study areas.


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Chinguacousy SS has a tradition of winning sports teams (Timberwolves), and offers a wide assortment of athletic opportunities for students, including:

  • badminton
  • basketball
  • bocce ball
  • cricket
  • cross-country
  • field hockey
  • football
  • lacrosse
  • soccer
  • tennis
  • track and field
  • ultimate frisbee
  • volleyball


Ching SS has a long list of extracurricular clubs, including:

  • Aerospace Club
  • Amnesty International
  • Art Club
  • Athletic Council
  • AV/Tech Crew
  • Badminton Club
  • Bhangra Team
  • Black Student’s Association
  • CARE
  • Chess Club
  • Chinguacousy Baking Break
  • Choir
  • Chinguacousy Literature and Writing Club
  • Ching TED Ed
  • Computer Science Club
  • Concert Band
  • Connect Workshop
  • Cross Country Running Club
  • DECA
  • Echo Council
  • Film Club
  • Financial Literacy
  • Guitar Club
  • Health in Our Hands
  • Hindu Student Council
  • HipHop Team
  • HOSA
  • Math Club
  • Mock Trial
  • Model United Nations
  • Music Council
  • Music Theatre Company
  • Muslim Students Association
  • Operation Smile
  • Peer Leaders
  • Robotics Club
  • RPG Society
  • SAGA
  • SciTech Activity Council (STAC)
  • Student Activity Council
  • Sikh Students Association
  • STEM
  • Strings Ensemble
  • Tamil Students Assocation
  • Table Tennis Team
  • TED Ed Club
  • Weight Room Club
  • White Pines Reading Club
  • WiSTEM

Chinguacousy Secondary School Ranking

This public high school has consistently scored highly in the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking. This year’s score was 7.5 out of a possible 10, and the school is tied for 130th place out of 739 high schools in the province of Ontario. Compare school rankings.

School and Nearby Amenities

For recreation, Chinguacousy Secondary School has a large gymnasium, and a  full assortment of track and field facilities.

The school is located near to Chinguacousy Park, where you will find an additional assortment of sport and recreational facilities, including a curling rink, winterized tennis courts, volleyball courts, and even a modest-sized ski hill with lift.

Boundary Map

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chinguacousy boundary map

Chinguacousy boundaries cover a large catchment area extending from Bovaird Drive E. in the north, to Highway 407 in the south, with Bramalea Road on its western edge. and The Gore Road marking its eastern boundary.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that school and district boundary data is up-to-date. It’s important to note, however, that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your school board.


Chinguacousy Secondary School has an excellent score in the provincial rankings for all high schools in Ontario as shown by ranking results from the Fraser Institute.

It also provides a wide array of specialty learning programs, sports, and extracurricular activities that will enrich students’ academic experience in grades 9-12.

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