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Student Demographic Survey

In fall 2022, Edmonton Public Schools took a key step towards better understanding the diversity of the students we serve by inviting Grades 4 to 12 students to participate in a demographic survey. 

Thank you to all students who participated.

Learn more about the survey in the videos below, presented in English with captioning in:

  • العربية (Arabic)

  • Soomaali (Somali)
  • 中文(简体)(Simplified Chinese)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • فارسی (Farsi)

  • Kiswahili (Swahili)
  • Français (French)
  • Tagalog
  • हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • ትግሪኛ (Tigrinya)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Afaan Oromoo (Oromo)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi)

Initial survey results

The initial results of the survey help us better understand the diversity of students we serve. Learn more about what students told us by reading the report and watching a video message from Superintendent Darrel Roberston and Board Chair Trisha Estabrooks.

Over the coming months and years, the information from the survey, combined with other information we have about students, will help us:

  • better understand how to honour and respect students’ diverse identities
  • identify and reduce barriers that impact success for groups of students
  • inform actions to help all students feel safe, have a sense of belonging and experience success at school

About the survey

Participating students in Grades 4 to 12 had the opportunity to share more information about their identity with the Division.

The questions on the survey addressed the following:

  • Indigenous identity
  • racial identity
  • ethnicity
  • religion or spiritual affiliation
  • gender identity
  • sexual orientation (Grades 7 to 12 only)

Students completed the survey between November 1 and December 16, 2022.

Participation in the survey was voluntary. Parents who did not want their child to participate were able to opt their child out.

Survey questions

Student privacy

As good stewards of information, Edmonton Public Schools follows the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP) and best practices to collect, store and protect student information and data.

The information students have shared with the Division is being held on a secure central server. This information is only accessed by a small number of Division staff who are responsible for data management and privacy. All survey findings are reported at the Division level. Individual students or schools are not identified in the report. 

Letters from the Superintendent

On June 7, 2023, the Superintendent shared the following letter about the initial survey results with families.

On October 24, 2022, the Superintendent shared the following letter about the survey with families.

More information

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