Elementary Schools Summary of Parent Survey Results �We Need Your by guym13

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									LA MESA-SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT



                          Elementary Schools

            Summary of Parent Survey Results
               “We Need Your Opinion”

The following summarizes the major themes synthesized from the parent survey
administered September 2007. This summary represents those comments
generated by respondents at elementary schools in the La Mesa–Spring Valley
School District.

What are the major strengths of your child’s school?

Strong caring community - teachers/staff/community
   • Close knit community
   • Great teachers and staff
   • Excellent teamwork

Strong family/parent/community involvement
   • Strong volunteer community (PTA)
   • Active parent participation and support
   • Parent involvement is encouraged

Excellent communication
   • Personal relationships
   • Parent/teacher communication
   • e-mail/phone system

Strong academics/programs
   • Student support
   • Reading
   • Math
   • Peace Builders
   • ESS

Safety/security/discipline
   • Outstanding in child safety and security
   • La disciplina y el orden

Everything
   • Every aspect of this school is strong
   • Overall, this school is outstanding



JOANNE D. MARTIN, CONSULTANT                                                   1
LA MESA-SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT



What are the major weaknesses of your child’s school (what
characteristics or practices would you most like to see
changed)?

Concerns with curriculum/programs
  • “We want it all” – more music, art, PE, and bilingual/language programs
  • Improve GATE/rigor/enrichment
  • Expand the reading program
  • Improve homework quality

Increase resources and improve facilities
   • Improve playgrounds, sun protection, and old facilities
   • Hire more bilingual teachers and provide more bilingual support
   • Increase staff support
   • Improve access to technology
   • Lower class size

Parking/traffic
   • Improve parking lots
   • Improve traffic control

Safety/security
   • Secure public access
   • Address bullying/student discipline concerns
   • Provide more trained supervision

Health/nutrition
  • Increase healthfulness of meals
  • Improve sanitation
  • Increase availability/supply

Improve community engagement (customer service)
  • Be more welcoming to all
  • Be more sensitive, as not everyone can contribute money or help during
     the day
  • Offer more bilingual activities for parents
  • Correct practices that lead to favoritism and cliques




JOANNE D. MARTIN, CONSULTANT                                                  2
LA MESA-SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT



                               Middle Schools

            Summary of Parent Survey Results
               “We Need Your Opinion”

The following summarizes the major themes synthesized from the parent survey
administered September 2007. This summary represents those comments
generated by respondents at middle schools in the La Mesa–Spring Valley
School District.

What are the major strengths of your child’s school?

Strong supportive community – teachers, staff, parents
   • Enthusiastic teachers and staff who care
   • Genuine concern for students
   • “The teachers know my child”

Good communication
  • Teacher/student relationships
  • Parent/teacher communication
  • Information – web grades/e-mail

Strong academics/programs
   • Academic curriculum
   • Math/science
   • Language arts
   • Student support
   • Engaging/interesting

Good safety/security/discipline
  • Positive atmosphere
  • Expects respectful student behavior

Organization of school
  • Smaller learning communities
  • Well organized
  • Continuity through the middle school years

Good family/parent/community involvement
  • Good parent participation
  • PTA



JOANNE D. MARTIN, CONSULTANT                                                   3
LA MESA-SPRING VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT



What are the major weaknesses of your child’s school (what
characteristics or practices would you most like to see
changed)?

Concerns with curriculum/programs
  • Better support when students are struggling to learn
  • More choices/flexibility that match the interests and needs of each student
  • Increase emphasis on creative challenge through art, writing, and critical
     thinking

Improve community engagement (customer service)
  • “Personal bilingue” (More bilingual personnel)
  • Better communication
  • More frequent/timely progress reports and postings

More student supervision/discipline/safety
  • More security during pick up and drop off
  • Address bullying/student discipline concerns
  • Follow-through with rules
  • More supervision

Parking/traffic
   • Improve parking
   • Improve traffic control

Health/nutrition
  • Increase healthfulness of meals
  • Improve sanitation

Improve ability for bilingual communication
  • It is difficult to communicate in times of necessity
  • Provide more communication in Spanish

Increase resources and improve facilities

Class size is too large




JOANNE D. MARTIN, CONSULTANT                                                  4

								
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