For this 2022-2023 school year, Nancy-Metz Academy middle and high school students will be guided by 29,751 first and second grade teachers.
But to get to their respective establishments, young people from Lorraine sometimes travel many kilometers from their homes. A distance that increases upon arrival at college. What is school mobility between rural and urban areas in Lorraine?
74% of the young inhabitants of the Maas live in a rural municipality
As of January 1, 2018, it was estimated that 37% of young people aged 3 to 24 lived in a provincial town in the Grand Est, that is, dense or very sparse relative to the population. By increasing Lorraine, differences appear in the more rural departments like Vosges and Meuse which show proportions of 66% and 74%.
On the Moselle and Mert and Moselle side, the proportion of young people living in rural areas is 33% and 28% of the population aged 3 to 24, respectively. Differences between departments affecting the educational mobility of students in Lorraine.
55% of young people from Lorraine study in their municipality of residence
in 2018 more than 391,500 young people aged 3 to 17 were enrolled in an educational institution in Lorraine, of which 55% in their municipality of residence. In Meuse, this share drops to 41%, where Moselle has 59% of young people educated in the municipality of residence.
This figure also hides different realities, as the older you get, the less likely you are to have a school in your municipality of residence. In kindergarten and primary school (from 3 to 10 years old), it concerns 73% of students. When they arrive to college (11 to 14 years), this share drops to 45%, then to 25% in high school (15 to 17 years). And in your department?
In rural areas: 18 km journey “home – high school”.
For students who are not educated in their municipality of residence, the home-to-school journey distance increases with age in the Grand Est. Between 3 and 10 years, 50% of them walk at least 6 km in rural areas compared to 5 km in urban areas.
The difference increases significantly for high school students (ages 15 to 17). In the municipalities located in a rural areathe road leads to 18 kilometers. If it is far from an urban center and very sparsely populated, an additional 3 kilometers should be added. IN urban municipalities Conversely, the distance is 8 kilometers.
51% of young Vosges leave their department to study
According to the most recent residential mobility observed in Lorraine, 38% of “pupils, students, unpaid trainees aged 14 or over” living in the municipality of Lorraine changed departments in 2019.
In the more rural departments such as Maas where Vosges, students leave their department of residence more easily for training or after receiving a first contract.