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2015 Community Perception Survey Results

An anonymous, 36-question survey, overseen by Pacific Market Research, was conducted in September 2015. A total of 400 telephone interviews were completed.

Key findings include:

  • Eighty-five percent of respondents either agree or strongly agree the district offers quality educational programs and services;
  • Sixty-nine percent of respondents either agree or strongly agree the district is teaching students the skills they need to lead successful lives;
  • Nearly nine of ten respondents (89%) agreed or strongly agreed that the district ensures schools are safe places to learn;
  • Most respondents agreed (68%) or strongly agreed that the district spends tax dollars wisely.
  • Nearly all respondents (98%) agreed that the partnerships the district maintains with local organizations are important.
  • Seventy-one percent of parents of school-aged children have visited the district website.
  • Respondents indicated the most important areas to fund are:
    1. Basic skills;
    2. Smaller class sizes; and
    3. Technology.

Other findings in the survey which are used in the district’s accountability plan to track progress over time include:

Since 2009 the percentage of the community who believes the district is getting better has almost doubled.

In addition:

  • Community members agree:
    • They receive information from the district on a regular basis;
    • The information is valuable; and
    • The district is doing a good job keeping the community informed.

For more information on the district’s 2015 community perception survey, contact the district’s community relation office at 253-583-5040.