Management practices

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Education-sector management practices related to school orientation, enhancement of teacher competency, organizational model, and curriculum management can all affect students’ learning and perseverance. The more a school’s administration employs management practices that are known to be effective, the better the students’ grades. The administration can catalyze a school’s energies and enhance its teachers’ abilities to foster their students’ success. This effect is even greater when power is shared among the school’s staff, parents, and students.

Courses of effective action

  • Recruit the best leaders and develop the leadership skills of current managers in the school administration.
  • Establish a climate of achievement at all levels within the school.
  • Encourage family involvement and participation.
  • Promote community partnerships that benefit youth.
  • Make parents aware that the importance they place on school attendance and how they value teachers affects their children’s performance.

School perseverance at a glance

  • 79.8%

    of Montreal students obtain a diploma.

    A 12.1% improvement since 2009.

  • 18%

    of Montreal youth drop out before graduating.

    A 6.6% improvement since 2009.

  • 26%

    of Québec dropouts are in Montreal.

    This represents 2,080 Montreal youth who left school without graduating in 2015.

  • 28.9%

    of Montreal kindergarten students are vulnerable in at least one developmental domain.

    This is higher than the Québec average of 25.6%.

  • 84%

    of Québec elementary students living in the most underprivileged conditions are in Montreal.

    An average of 25,245 Montreal families with a child under the age of 18 live in a highly underprivileged area.

Government graduation-rate target for 2020


(Target for the Montreal region, students aged 20 and under)