At 88.6% the English Montreal School Board has the highest success rate among English public school boards in the province of Quebec based on a seven-year cohort, figures released by the Ministère de l'Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) show.

At the EMSB our goal is to ensure that all students achieve their full potential, and our diverse programs ensure enrichment for those who need it and remediation for others. The challenge of our pedagogues is to help each and every one of our students.  An 88.6% success rate is a testimony to how our board, through a variety of initiatives, is achieving this goal. It is the firm commitment to our strategic plan and partnership agreements that make this success possible. Our phenomenal success rate is due to teamwork and perseverance.  It is the strength of our team that makes us a great board.

The 88.6% figure is based on a seven-year cohort.  It combines the high school graduation rate during that time period with the certification rate of students in the Work Orientation Training Pathway (WOTP).  It followed the progression of students from 2009 to their graduating year in 2016.

In its Partnership Agreement with the Ministry, the EMSB had a goal of 86% for the graduating class of 2016 and 88% for 2020. We have surpassed that target and our 2020 objective.

To put the EMSB’s present student success rates in full perspective, the average success rate among all Quebec schools (public and private) is 80.1% while it stands at 76.5% for public schools only.