Why Health & PE?

Students get physical education at least once per week, in addition to structured recess.  Physically active students are better learners. Physical activity has been proven to increase students’ academic performance, attendance and positive behavior.  

What are the benefits of Physical Education?

Research shows that students receiving high quality physical education:

  • Improved Brain Function: Physically active students scored higher in reading comprehension with just 20 minutes of physical activity.
  • Improved Test Scores: Active students scored higher on standardized tests.
  • Improved Behavior: Disciplinary action among students and suspensions decreased by 50-60% when PE is offered for 5 days per week.
  • Improved Health: Regular physical activity led to better health, fewer diseases and improved mental health.