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EMSB Celebrates Highest Success Rate Among Public Boards in Quebec

Montreal - Friday, March 22, 2019

At  91 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 released by the Ministère de l’Education et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES) show. 

“This is all the more impressive given the fact the province-wide Success Rate, which includes both public and private school results, is 80.9 percent,” stated EMSB Chairman Angela Mancini. “This achievement was made possible thanks to all those who contribute to the excellent education provided by the EMSB, from our teachers, to staff, parents, and volunteers and of course our students.”

Ms. Mancini added that the EMSB improved its Success Rate by a significant 2.4 percent over last year, to achieve a record high 91 percent. In addition she noted that Quebec private schools hold a mere 1.5 percent lead.  “The public school system is taking a leadership role in Quebec education,” ‘Ms. Mancini said, “and as the largest English public school board, we couldn’t be more proud.”

EMSB Director General Ann Marie Matheson, who worked in schools for almost 25 years, stated that at the EMSB “our goal is to ensure that all students achieve their full potential.  Our diverse programs ensure enrichment for those who need it and remediation for others.  And a 91 percent Success Rate is a testimony to how our board, through a variety of initiatives and support strategies outlined in our Commitment to Success Plan, is achieving this goal.  No matter what, we never lose sight of our primary purpose: student success!  And the proof is in our results.”

These results are based on a Grade 7 cohort that entered the EMSB in 2010 and was followed for seven years. The numbers were compiled based on how many of these students obtained their final school leaving certification.

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