- 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 climate
- School performance in reading, writing and mathematics
- Self-control and social and behavioural conduct
- Support for students having difficulty
- The determinants of school perseverance
- Tobacco, alcohol and drugs
- Value placed on education and parental involvement
- Work/school balance
The quality of the student-teacher relationship has a significant impact on a student’s school performance, in particular their sense of safety, well-being, engagement at school, and appreciation of school subjects. The effect of student-teacher relationship on school perseverance is even more marked in the case of students at risk of dropping out.
Courses of effective action
- Make sure that teachers form supportive and positive relationships with students as soon as they enter school, especially in disadvantaged neighbourhoods, by making the entire staff aware of this reality.
- Develop positive disciplinary models that maintain high expectations for all youth.
- Put activities in place that help increase the quality time that students, teachers, and school staff spend together.
- Broaden the network of adults who are able to support and guide youth.
Source: Réunir Réussir
For more information
School perseverance at a glance
of Montreal students obtain a diploma.
A 15.6% improvement since 2009.
of Montreal youth drop out before graduating.
A 6.3% improvement since 2009.
of Québec dropouts were in Montreal in 2018.
This represents 1,970 Montreal youth who left school without graduating in 2018.
of Montreal kindergarten students are vulnerable in at least one developmental domain.
This is higher than the Québec average of 27.7%.
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.