When it comes to graduation rates, the Regroupement lavallois pour la réussite éducative has chosen to focus on the percentage of youth who successfully obtains a diploma or a qualification within the 7 years following the beginning of high school. For instance, the class that began high school in 2011 has a graduation or qualification rate of 78,2%. This percentage includes francophone and anglophone boys and girls residing in Laval and enrolled in the public school system who successfully obtained a diploma from 2016 to 2018. Graduation rates calculated 7 years after the beginning of high school allow us to include the teenagers who have encountered some challenges but whose perseverance has paid off in the end.
Thanks to Cartojeunes.ca, a web based statistical tool which gives access to detailed maps and charts, we have access to Laval’s graduation rates based on various territorial divisions, such as municipal sectors or electoral districts. At present, information is available for the groups that started high school in 2005 up until those who started in 2011.
Graduation rates have improved considerably in Laval. As the following chart demonstrates, fewer Laval youth are dropping out and they are obtaining diplomas in greater numbers. Maintaining concerted efforts in the region will be crucial in order to sustain this positive trend.