Simcoe County District School Board secondary students say stress and anxiety are the top issues they face, according to a climate survey measuring student feelings about their schools.
Grade 9-12 students were asked to fill out confidential climate surveys between Feb. 12 and March 9.
The survey helps the school board identify areas for improvement and successes. 10,481 students, or 70 per cent of the SCDSB high school population, completed the survey.
The climate survey highlighted some successes for the board.
78 per cent of respondents said there is an adult at school they trust, an increase of 13 per cent from 2016 when secondary school students last completed the survey.
88 per cent of respondents said…