School Climate

Positive School Climate
"School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. It is based on patterns of school life experiences and reflects norms, goals, values, interpersonal relationships, teaching, learning and leadership practices and organizational structures." – National School Climate Center

Why School Climate Matters
A growing body of research shows that school climate strongly influences students' motivation to learn and leads to improved academic achievement.

The National School Climate Center provides school climate surveys, a newsletter, professional development, research and guidance on policies and practices.

  • Best Practices to Improve School Climate Guide - 9/27/18
    To help schools and school districts in efforts to improve school climate, the School Safety Technical Assistance Center developed the Best Practices to Improve School Climate Guide. To be most effective, we recommend that schools and school districts use this tool as part of a comprehensive school climate improvement process.