Every Student Matters Census

Every student matters. This simple, yet profound statement is the reason we collected data about the backgrounds, experiences and needs of our students and school communities. We want to address opportunity gaps - so every student has the chance to be successful - and we want to close achievement gaps, so every student IS successful.

KPR students (Grades 7-12) and parents of KPR students (Grades k-6) voluntarily provided the following data to help us better understand our student population in the 2018 – 2019 school year.

The data collected from both students and parents/guardians will provide the school system, families, and the community with valuable information to improve our programs and services for the benefit of all students. All information on individual students remains confidential.

Please click here to read an infographic with highlights of the overall combined data from the Census.

Seeking Volunteers for Student Census Advisory Groups

Please see the Expression of Interest information below. If you are interested in participating, please contact Diane Findlater by May 17 at diane_findlater@kprdsb.ca


Grade 7-12 results for Every Student Matters Census

In the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, we are committed to helping all of our students experience success. To support this goal, we conducted our first ever Every Student Matters Census to better understand the backgrounds, experiences and needs of our students and school communities. 

Please click here for a collation of the results from students in Grade 7-12. This information will be used by schools to support student success and wellbeing.

Questions and Answers about the Census

Why did KPR conduct this Census?

School boards across the province are completing a Census with their school communities in order to better understand the needs of student populations and school communities. The Census gathers demographic data (statistical information) to help us better understand the people we serve.

What is the purpose of the Census?

The Census helps school boards better understand the needs of our students and school communities. Specifically, the Census information will be used to:

- address any barriers to student achievement and success, 

- establish effective programs, and

- allocate resources according to student needs. 

Who will complete the Census?

·       Parents of JK-6 students were asked to complete the Census online.

·       Students in Grades 7-12 were asked to complete the Census in class.

Is it mandatory?

No. Census completion was voluntary; however a high level of completion allows for more complete information about school communities.

Parents/guardians of Grade 7-12 students received information before the Census was administered, with the option to request that their child not participate in the process.

What type of questions were on the Census?

The Census consisted of approximately 20 questions about wellbeing, family structure, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, languages, nationality, disability and socio-economics.

How will responses be kept confidential and secure?

The Census is confidential. We respect the privacy of our students and families. Data was collected in a secure manner in accordance with applicable privacy legislation and best practices. Questionnaires have unique access codes assigned to them. Data is stored on internal KPR servers, and will only be accessed by a small number of staff, in order to analyze the data. Reports will never single out or identify a student or family, and will only be reported in a summarized way, to provide understanding of school communities’ needs.