Motivation and engagement

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Students’ motivation and engagement in their studies are strongly linked with their educational performance. This investment is necessary to learn, succeed, and graduate. Students who are motivated engage naturally in their studies, while students who lack motivation tend to adopt behaviours that are incompatible with learning and success at school.

Courses of effective action

  • Put in place activities that guide parents in supporting their children’s motivation.
  • Implement screening and support programs at school and in the community that focus on student motivation.

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)