Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.

2021 Survey Results

Survey Return Rates




2,794 responses (22%)

Elementary Students (grades 3-5)

1,461 responses (43%)

Secondary Students (grades 6-12)

2,125 responses (41%)

Certified Staff (employees requiring a license through the MN Department of Education, ie. teachers, principals, superintendent)

285 responses (45%)

Educational Support Staff (all other employees not requiring a certified license, ie. cooks, custodians, secretaries)

111 responses (23%)


Student surveys (grades 3-12)

  • 95% of elementary students and 88% of secondary students feel safe and secure in school. 
  • 95% of elementary students and 82% of secondary students feel connected to at least one adult at their school.
  • 93% of elementary and 87% of secondary students report that their teachers help them feel included in the classroom.
  • 83% of elementary students and 71% of secondary students stayed connected to their friend group over the past year.

Parent survey

  • 93% of parents said adults/teachers believe my child can learn and be successful.
  • 91% of parents report that school administration is accessible.
  • 85% of parents said they believe their child is challenged academically.
  • 83% of parents said that teachers are available and provide assistance to their children when needed.

Staff survey (combined Certified and Educational Support Staff)

  • 91% of staff said they are proud to be associated with PLSAS and its brand.
  • 90% of staff report a high-functioning collaborative working relationship with their colleagues.
  • 89% of staff report that they work in an environment that respects diversity and is discrimination free.
  • 88% of staff report that they work in an environment that supports innovative ideas and practices.