EMSB achieves the highest success rate in Quebec
At 92.4 percent, the English Montreal School Board has achieved the highest Success Rate among public school boards in the entire province of Quebec based on a seven year cohort - figures just published by the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) show (download abridged version here).
In the company of members of senior Management and Executive committee members from the Association of Montreal School Administrators (AMSA), EMSB Director General Ann Marie Matheson delivered a video memo to employees to announce the good news. You can view video below.
“This success rate figure is all the more impressive given the fact the province-wide success rate, which includes both public and private school results, is 81.8 percent,” remarked EMSB Chair Angela Mancini. “This achievement was made possible thanks to all of our employees who contribute to the excellent education provided by the EMSB. From management to teachers, to support and professional staff, to the students themselves - all should be congratulated for their hard work.”
The EMSB has surpassed its target goal in achieving this 92.4 percent - which is an increase by 1.4% over last year. “Our goal is to ensure that all students achieve their full potential,” said Director General Matheson. “And our diverse educational programs and support services ensure that our goal is accomplished. From enrichment programs to remediation services, the EMSB has what the students need to achieve their full potential. ”
“A 92.4 percent success rate is a testimony to how the EMSB, through a variety of pedagogical initiatives and student support strategies (outlined in our Commitment to Success Plan), is fulfilling its mission,” added Ms. Matheson. “No matter what else is going on, we never lose sight of our primary mission: student success! And the proof is in the pudding,” she remarked with pride.
These results are based on a grade 7 cohort that entered high school in 2011 and were followed for seven years. The numbers were compiled based on how many of these students achieved their final end of high school certification according to MEES criteria.
Chairman Mancini extended her congratulations to the EMSB administrators and pedagogues for their commitment to student success.