School Climate & Discipline
Inclusive, student-centered practices increase kids’ safety, well-being and sense of connectedness.
Students in positive school climates feel safe at school, connected to peers and supported by teachers and staff. They also do better academically, are more likely to graduate, and are less likely to participate in risk-taking behaviors like drug use and gang involvement. Despite the importance of school climate, only 45% of students in California feel highly connected to their school–a key indicator of a positive climate.