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2022 Survey Results

Survey Return Rates

STAKEHOLDER GROUP

SURVEY RETURN RATE

Parents/Guardians

2,986 responses (31%)

Elementary Students (grades 3-5)

1,519 responses (43%)

Secondary Students (grades 6-12)

1,372 responses (31%)

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

555 responses (88%)

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

290 responses (51%)


Highlights

Student surveys (grades 3-12)

  • 97% of elementary students and 85% of secondary students reported their culture, religion or ethnic heritage is respected by other students. 
  • 96% of elementary and 87% of secondary students report that their teachers help them feel included in the classroom.
  • 96% of elementary students and 84% of secondary students feel connected to at least one adult at their school.
  • 96% of elementary students and 78% of secondary students feel safe and secure in school. 
  • 85% of elementary students and 76% of secondary students stayed connected to their friend group over the past year.

FAMILY survey

  • 94% of families reported that adults/teachers believe my child can learn and be successful.
  • 90% of families reported that school administration is accessible.
  • 85% of families reported that they believe their child is challenged academically.
  • 81% of families reported that teachers are available and provide assistance to their children when needed.
  • 81% of families reported that their child looks forward to going to school.
  • 77% of families reported that their child stayed connected to their friend group over the past year.
  • 76% of families reported that child seems to know at least one adult with whom they can share successes and concerns.
  • 72% of families report an effect on child’s learning experience as a result of the pandemic.

Staff survey (combined Certified and Educational Support Staff)

  • 90% of ESS and 89% of Certified Staff report a high-functioning collaborative working relationship with their colleagues.
  • 90% of ESS and 75% of Certified Staff report that they work in an environment that respects diversity and is discrimination free.
  • 89% of ESS and 82% of Certified Staff report that they work in an environment that supports innovative ideas and practices.
  • 85% of ESS and 67% of Certified Staff report that they are proud to be associated with PLSAS and its brand.