We measure and improve the climate for learning in schools.

The National School Climate Center promotes safe, supportive learning environments that nurture social and emotional, civic, and academic growth for all students.

Educational Services

Ranging from Professional Development to School Climate Leadership Certification, NSCC is ready to help schools grow their capacity to do school climate improvement work.

Measuring School Climate

NSCC has variety of measurement tools that are designed to help school communities get a quantitative understanding of their school climate.

Bullying Prevention

NSCC offers a wide array of services to support school,district, and state educators in addressing bias and bullying to promote a community of upstanders.

Policy Center

Our resources, consultation services, and more help school leaders analyze current policies through a school climate improvement lens.

Research and Evaluation

Our research is invested in contributing to the contemporary conversation happening in the field of school climate improvement.

Our Publications

We have extensive research, case studies, and more to help you get a clear understanding of the school climate improvement process.

Bullying Prevention

Bullying is one of the most common findings that emerges from our Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) survey data. Students report feeling less socially and physically safe than adults realize. NSCC offers a wide array of services to support school, district, and state educators in addressing bias and bullying to promote a community of upstanders. Whether you are looking to launch a school-wide campaign using free resources, access self-paced tools, hold professional development sessions, or implement a long-term anti-bullying initiative, NSCC can provide the support that youth and adults need to create safe and supportive school communities.

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Get started with the Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI)

Our Comprehensive School Climate Inventory (CSCI) supports whole school communities learning and working together to understand their school community's strengths, as well as areas for improvement. The CSCI is one of the nation's most scientifically sound surveys with proven reliability and validity; the data captured through the CSCI conveys how students, parents/ guardians, and school personnel perceive a school's particular climate for learning in a robust, user-friendly report.

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Featured Reports: Connecting Communities of Courage Summit and Lessons From the Field

NSCC and Facebook for Education hosted the Connecting Communities of Courage summit, where students and education professionals gathered to understand and address the most pressing common needs of schools across the country. After the summit, NSCC identified the core themes of the day, and traveled across the nation to visit and study districts that demonstrate those findings in action.

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Latest News and Updates

Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the U.S. Released February 28, 2018

Mar 15, 2018 by Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence

​An interdisciplinary group of 19 school violence experts developed a joint statement endorsed by NSCC, which outlines a public health approach to protect students and adults from gun violence. This statement identifies an 8-point plan involving three levels of prevention, including a recommendation for a national requirement that all schools assess school climate and maintain safe environments that protect all students and adults. You can read the full statement and sign on here.

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School Climate Increasingly Recognized as Essential Factor for Student Success

Jan 31, 2020 by Colorado Parent

School Climate is the way the school environment functions to nurture students' physical, mental, and emotional well-being. When a school community has a positive climate, it will experience a stronger sense of community, higher student and family engagement, and greater student academic achievement. Increasingly, schools across the country are coming to understand that for students to excel academically, they must first feel supported and validated as unique individuals in society. This article from Colorado Parent, talks about the strides school climate is making in education, and features Whitney Allgood, the CEO of the National School Climate Center.

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New ‘School Climate Playbook’ Serves to Guide Policymakers in Strengthening School Climates

Jan 26, 2020 by Aspen Institute Education & Society Program and ExcelinEd

The Aspen Institute Education & Society Program and ExcelinEd released a guide titled Conditions for Student Success: A Policymakers’ School Climate Playbook. The guide outlines 12 recommendations linked to existing state policy examples policymakers can use to build a comprehensive, coherent state-wide approach for improving school climate and student success.

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"The National School Climate Center is an essential non-profit body for research and intervention not only at the national level but also the international one since their activities are well known and appreciated worldwide. We appreciate the scientific based and practice based activities, which provide rigorous background and interventions."

-Dr. Catherine Blaya - Chair of the International Observatory of Violence in Schools