John A. McDougall is a Kindergarten to Gr. 6 school located in a high needs area close to the city center. We continue to offer a half day Early Learning program to support language development for ELL children. Mobility is a factor. Half of our students are coded special needs (ESL:, mild mental disability, mild academic disability and multiiple disability). John A. McDougall School works closely with the City Centre Education Partnership schools, PFK Schools and a variety of community agencies to support children and families in our community. We strive to offer a comprehensive literacy model school where multi-tiered intervention allows us to support all at risk sudents in an inclusive school environment. The main purpose of this work is to reduce the impact of socioeconomic circumstances and to maximize the learning opportunitities for our students.