In 2010, as a result of the Accommodation Review Committee recommendation that Byngmount Beach Public School, Lyndwood Public School and Neil C. Matheson Public School combine to form one new school, Hartsdale Avenue Public School was created. In December 2011, the school was renamed Janet McDougald Public School in honour of the many contributions to education Janet McDougald made as long-standing trustee and chair of the Peel board.
We at Janet McDougald have the highest expectations for academic achievement to ensure that every child can realize their potential for life fulfilment. We strive to achieve a welcoming, inclusive, caring and respectful climate in our school. We do this by having a shared and focused vision on continuous improvement through our teaching and learning critical pathways; by ensuring that the appropriate resources including technology are available for student and staff development and by building a culture of teamwork and open communication with staff, students and parents.