School board unveils student census

The Peel District School Board has released elementary and overall board results from its first board-wide Student Census, which includes demographic information and school experiences of more than 127,000 students and families. Grade 9 to 12 results were released earlier this school year. A total of 127,377 Student Census questionnaires were completed when the Census launched in 2018, resulting in a response rate of 79.2 per cent for all Peel board schools.

“With authentic student voices guiding the way, our Student Census results will have a fundamental role to play in our system’s strategic planning and decision-making moving forward,” Director of Education Peter Joshua said in a statement.

“We look forward to diving deeper into these results to eliminate barriers to student success and well-being, and to create safe and inclusive learning environments and programs that meet student needs.”

Census data will also be incorporated into the board’s plans to address anti-Black racism and other forms of systemic discrimination in the Peel board, in response to directives from the Ministry of Education in their recent review of the board. Full reports can be found at peelschools.org/st udentcensus.

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