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:
- Basic skills;
- Smaller class sizes; and
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.
- 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.