Student census: Inside the minds of Toronto teens
This exclusive dissection of survey responses from tens of thousands of Toronto students began nine months ago, when Global News requested school-by-school results from the student census in July of last year, using access-to-information laws.
That data was eventually delivered, as a set of 318 .pdf files, in February of this year. (The .pdfs are dated November 2012.)
Wrestling this data into a manageable spreadsheet took considerable effort and hours of work on the parts of Global’s Patrick Cain and Elton Hobson. But the results offer a much deeper insight into the lives of Toronto teens and pre-teens than the data included in the Toronto school board’s February press release: This is the first time bullying, tutoring and parental employment rates have been published, and the first time these results have been broken down publicly by school, to show the disparities between neighbourhoods across the city.
Explore the data in depth in the map below, and our ongoing series.