PUSD Stakeholder Survey
Last Spring, PUSD administered its second annual School Quality Stakeholder Survey. The survey focused on aspects of school climate including academic support, student support, school leadership, family involvement, safety and behavior, communication and community building, as well as overall school quality. PUSD also added a section to the survey that focuses on our Special Education and 504 Plan services. The survey was administered to all PUSD employees, parents, and students in grades 6 - 12. Additionally, to make the survey more inclusive, PUSD added the option for individuals without students currently in our schools to participate.
PUSD received over 5,000 responses total - thank you to all who participated! These responses will provide us additional information building on last year's benchmark data for our collective work moving forward.
We are proud to know that 84% of parents/guardian participants rate the overall quality of their school as 'excellent' or good'. Additionally, 84% of staff and 75% of student participants rate the quality of their school as 'excellent' or 'good'. Of the school climate dimensions surveyed, family involvement received the most affirmative responses from parent/guardian survey participants. Specifically, parent/guardian survey participants responded that they felt encouraged to engage in school events and activities and that staff members and families treat each other with respect. For grade 6 - 12 student participants, 'student support' received the most affirmative responses. For PUSD staff, 'academic support' received the most affirmative responses.
Our results also show some opportunities for growth. We heard from our staff, parent/guardian, and student participants that areas of focus moving forward continue to be communication and community building, supporting individual student needs, and academic support related to connecting lessons to life outside the classroom and timely feedback from educators.
District and school leaders will continue to use the survey findings in school improvement planning for next school year.
PUSD looks forward to launching the third year of our PUSD Stakeholder Survey in Spring 2020!
PUSD shared a summary of our second year results during the December 10, 2019 PUSD regular board meeting.
Community members can view the presentation and the full report of District survey results below.