- Association with peers
- Community resources
- Educational and career aspirations
- Feelings of depression
- Management practices
- Motivation and engagement
- Neighbourhood of residence
- Nutrition and physical activity
- Pedagogical and educational practices
- School performance in reading, writing and mathematics
- Self-control and social and behavioural conduct
- Student/teacher relationship
- Support for students having difficulty
- The determinants of school perseverance
- Tobacco, alcohol and drugs
- Value placed on education and parental involvement
- Work/school balance
Young people spend most of their days in school. School climate is a collective representation that people form of their lives at school. Its components include interpersonal relationships, teaching and learning, safety, physical environment, and sense of belonging. Establishing and maintaining a positive school climate are linked with better academic and social learning, better grades, higher graduation rates, and greater stability of school staff. The quality of school climate is a shared responsibility, one that falls to the school’s staff but also to students, parents, and the community at large.
Courses of effective action
- Develop and maintain harmonious relationships among people at the school and in the community.
- Ensure high-quality teaching and learning.
- Ensure that there is a climate of physical, material, and psychological safety and justice in and around the school.
- Provide a clean, attractive, and pleasant environment, along with suitable materials for students and for community members who frequent the school.
- Develop a sense of belonging to the school among students and the community.
School perseverance at a glance
of Montreal students obtain a diploma.
A 12.1% improvement since 2009.
of Montreal youth drop out before graduating.
A 6.6% improvement since 2009.
of Québec dropouts are in Montreal.
This represents 2,080 Montreal youth who left school without graduating in 2015.
of Montreal kindergarten students are vulnerable in at least one developmental domain.
This is higher than the Québec average of 25.6%.
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.
(Target for the Montreal region, students aged 20 and under)