The present study aimed to know in which measures human values predict school engagement. A total of 338 students, with a mean age of 13.04 (SD = 1.45), were the majority (52.4%) from public schools (53.6%) and the ninth grade (26.3%). These responded to the School Engagement Scale, the Core Values Questionnaire, and demographic questions. SPSS statistical software used to perform descriptive and inferential analyzes. The results indicated that students who prioritize values of sub-functions interactive, normative, supra-personal, existence and achievement are dedicated to the accomplishment of the academic task, unlike those that prioritize the values of the subfunction experimentation. In addition, it verified that the variables schooling level and nature of the school institution influenced in the school engagement. The results show the importance of values in academic environment, showing the need to develop projects that can stimulate them in schools, especially those with a central and social orientation.
School; values; adolescence.