What is the Student Census?
The Student Census is a confidential and voluntary survey that asks important questions about student’s identities and school experiences. Students in grades 4 to 12 complete the census themselves, while parents/guardians/caregivers complete the census for students in kindergarten to grade 3.
Previously, the Student Census took place in 2006, 2011, and 2017. The Student Census will be implemented for the fourth time this November.
Why is the Student Census important?
By gathering this important information, school communities are able to determine what is working well in schools across the system, where change is required, and where support should be focused.
Most important, when the information is used for school improvement planning, students are able to share their experiences of school with the school staff, their peers, and the Board to make changes that will improve schools