Student Survey - Assessment of Standards for Accreditation
1. My Grade Level:
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2. Total number of years that I have attended this school:
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3. I participate in the following special programs (check all that apply):
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Interscholastic Athletics
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Drama, Art, Photography, Computer Applications
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Honors/Advanced Placement
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4. The school has a clearly written and actively implemented statement of philosophy/mission that conveys the general and specific purposes of its educational program, expresses expectations for quality, and serves as the basis for daily operational and instructional decision making as well as long-range planning. Stakeholders give input into the development of the school’s philosophy/mission and understand and accept it. This document is aligned with the community served and is reviewed periodically by stakeholder representatives.
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I know and understand the overall philosophy and mission of my school. (1.1, 1.5)12.4% (16)17.1% (22)30.2% (39)40.3% (52)2.98129
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6. The school is chartered, licensed, or authorized by a state, nation, or authority that operates in the public interest. The governance and leadership ensure the integrity, effectiveness, and reputation of the school through the establishment of policy, provision of resources, and assurance of a quality educational program. The governance and leadership act ethically and consistently to assure an atmosphere of mutual respect and purposeful effort on behalf of students and their learning. School leaders foster a productive environment for teaching and learning, timely and open communication with stakeholders, and the vision necessary for day-to-day operations and long-term planning.
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The school’s leaders (Principal, Assistant Principal, Head of School, Director) provide effective leadership to the school. (2.5, 2.21)4.5% (6)13.5% (18)35.3% (47)46.6% (62)3.24133
The school’s leaders maintain positive relationships with parents, students, and the community. (2.16, 2.31)5.3% (7)11.4% (15)40.2% (53)43.2% (57)3.21132
My school's leadership follow appropriate guidelines concerning confidentiality in communications. (2.17, 2.33, 2.36)9.2% (12)7.6% (10)41.2% (54)42.0% (55)3.16131
The school's leaders provide a school environment that encourages learning.3.8% (5)6.8% (9)31.1% (41)58.3% (77)3.44132
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8. The school uses a collaborative process to develop and implement a written strategic or long-range plan to improve its educational program and services. Plans are aligned with the school’s philosophy/mission and its operational plans, and are focused on continuous improvement of student performance, staff professional and organizational growth.
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The school makes sure I know about and understand the school's improvement plans and goals. (3.2)13.0% (17)12.2% (16)29.8% (39)45.0% (59)3.07131
My school works hard to improve student learning and performance.1.6% (2)15.1% (19)38.1% (48)45.2% (57)3.27126
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10. Financial resources are sufficient to provide the educational opportunities defined in the school’s philosophy/mission. The business practices of the school are ethical. These practices promote confidence in the school’s ability to manage fiscal and material resources in a responsible manner and follow prescribed budgeting and accounting principles. The majority of resources raised for school purposes is dedicated to the school’s operations.
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If I have any fees to pay, my school made sure I knew about them before I enrolled in the school. (4.7)11.6% (15)24.0% (31)21.7% (28)42.6% (55)2.95129
My school has sufficient financial resources to provide us with an excellent education. (Standard)10.4% (13)23.2% (29)32.0% (40)34.4% (43)2.90125
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12. School facilities are safe, clean, and well maintained. The physical environment supports delivery of the educational program/services as well as optimal student development and achievement. Facilities are appropriate and adequate to implement the philosophy/mission of the school. They are regularly inspected for effective operation and meet all applicable laws including health and safety code requirements.
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The facilities of my school are healthy, safe, and well maintained. (5.1)3.7% (5)11.2% (15)38.1% (51)47.0% (63)3.28134
I can see that my school makes repairs and improvements to its facilities when needed. (5.2)6.9% (9)26.0% (34)31.3% (41)35.9% (47)2.96131
My school has adequate space and equipment for high quality programs. (5.3)4.4% (6)17.0% (23)35.6% (48)43.0% (58)3.17135
The air quality in my school is good.6.1% (8)6.9% (9)35.1% (46)51.9% (68)3.33131
The lighting in my school is good.0.8% (1)14.5% (19)33.6% (44)51.1% (67)3.35131
The school has adequate space for safe entry, exit, and traffic flow within the building. (5.6)5.3% (7)8.3% (11)30.8% (41)55.6% (74)3.37133
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14. The school’s organizational structure and climate facilitate achievement of its core values as expressed in the philosophy/mission. The school culture supports successful implementation of age- and developmentally appropriate educational programs and services. Roles, responsibilities, expectations, and reporting relationships are clearly defined. Administrative, instructional, and support staff are qualified, competent, and sufficient in number to effectively provide quality educational experiences. The school regularly conducts staff performance appraisals and offers professional development opportunities informed by its philosophy/mission. Relationships among the staff and leadership are collegial and collaborative.
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My teachers and administrators are qualified and competent to meet student needs. (6.2, 6.4, 6.22)3.0% (4)10.4% (14)46.7% (63)40.0% (54)3.24135
My school has an adequate number of teachers and staff members to provide an excellent education to its students. (6.4, 6.22)3.0% (4)12.6% (17)37.8% (51)46.7% (63)3.28135
My teachers are committed to the school and dedication to their work. (6.15)2.2% (3)8.2% (11)31.3% (42)58.2% (78)3.46134
My school's students and their families are proud of and support our school. (6.17)4.5% (6)9.0% (12)32.1% (43)54.5% (73)3.37134
My school has a written code of student conduct that supports a positive learning environment. (6.19)2.3% (3)12.1% (16)39.4% (52)46.2% (61)3.30132
My school's administrators and teachers apply the student conduct code fairly and uniformly. (6.19)6.8% (9)18.9% (25)34.1% (45)40.2% (53)3.08132
I feel safe in my school. (6.18)4.5% (6)6.0% (8)26.1% (35)63.4% (85)3.49134
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16. A safe, orderly, and healthy environment for teaching and learning is provided. The school adheres to local, state, and federal government health and safety requirements. Health, safety, preventive/emergency procedures, and crisis management policies are clearly written, well documented, implemented, and updated regularly.
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My school has plans to deal with emergencies (such as fire), and we practice drills regularly. (Standard and 7.8)1.5% (2)13.3% (18)33.3% (45)51.9% (70)3.36135
My school has plans to deal with accidents and illnesses. (7.8)8.9% (12)14.8% (20)30.4% (41)45.9% (62)3.13135
My school has adequate health care during school hours and all school functions. (7.2)6.7% (9)12.7% (17)29.9% (40)50.7% (68)3.25134
In my school, I have opportunities to develop knowledge about and how to practice personal wellness and a healthy lifestyle. (7.12)7.6% (10)15.9% (21)39.4% (52)37.1% (49)3.06132
My teachers and the school's staff model positive health and safety practices. (7.13)3.8% (5)12.8% (17)45.9% (61)37.6% (50)3.17133
Safe drinking water is available in our school. (7.15)13.3% (18)17.8% (24)31.9% (43)37.0% (50)2.93135
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18. The educational program consists of a carefully planned and well-executed curriculum that includes appropriate academic standards, solid pedagogy, and assessment, all based on research and best practices. The educational program is aligned with the school’s mission, approved by the governance, sufficiently financed, and periodically reviewed by stakeholders. It is developed to address the needs of all students and is designed to foster and challenge student learners at all levels. Effective policies and procedures are in place, along with instructional materials, technology, and equipment that are appropriate, functional, and well maintained. Written curriculum guides are current, functional, available, and in use. They define scope and sequence of the educational program as well as program objectives and reflect sound approaches to teaching and learning.
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The courses offered by my school interest me and meet my needs. (Standard)0.7% (1)11.9% (16)46.7% (63)40.7% (55)3.27135
My school provides me with instruction in the basic subject areas of language arts and literature, mathematics, the sciences, and social sciences. (8.2)0.0% (0)3.0% (4)26.7% (36)70.4% (95)3.67135
My school provides me with experiences in visual and performing arts, health, world languages, and physical education. (8.3)1.5% (2)9.7% (13)26.9% (36)61.9% (83)3.49134
My school provides me with experiences that promote critical thinking, reasoning, problem-solving skills, and study skills. (8.4)2.2% (3)12.6% (17)40.0% (54)45.2% (61)3.28135
My school provides me with instruction in effective use of information technology (e.g., computers, the Internet)and provides opportunities for me to apply those skills. (8.5)6.7% (9)10.4% (14)37.0% (50)45.9% (62)3.22135
My school offers opportunities for me to develop social skills such as increasing self-control and a sense of responsibility as I interact with my teachers and other students in interaction with adults and peers. (8.7)2.3% (3)11.3% (15)39.8% (53)46.6% (62)3.31133
My school provides me with textbooks and other learning materials I need for all my courses. (Standard)0.7% (1)9.6% (13)31.9% (43)57.8% (78)3.47135
My school provides me with instruction in how to use technology (for example, computers) for learning. (8.5)6.1% (8)13.7% (18)37.4% (49)42.7% (56)3.17131
The school provides me with adequate information about courses available to me, school policies, and graduation requirements. (8.10)2.3% (3)8.4% (11)40.5% (53)48.9% (64)3.36131
The programs my school provided helped me when I moved from one school to another (e.g., elementary to middle school, middle school to high school). (8.23, 8.25, 8.27, 8.28)3.2% (4)12.8% (16)32.8% (41)51.2% (64)3.32125
19. For faith-based schools only:
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I can sense the religious nature of my school in all of my courses and activities (8.37, 8.47)45.0% (9)10.0% (2)25.0% (5)20.0% (4)2.2020
Religious education is a priority in my school. (8.39)60.0% (12)15.0% (3)15.0% (3)10.0% (2)1.7520
My school provides regular experiences to help me grow in my faith. (8.48)25.0% (5)25.0% (5)15.0% (3)35.0% (7)2.6020
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21. The school systematically collects and rigorously analyzes quantifiable and observable evidence of individual learning and growth from multiple valid and reliable sources. Evidence of student learning is used to evaluate and improve curriculum effectiveness, instructional practices, professional development, and support services. Progress in student learning and performance is expected and is accurately, clearly, and systematically reported to the school community.
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I feel that my administrators and teachers really care about my learning, and I can sense that they take responsibility for ensuring that I learn. (9.1)3.0% (4)13.6% (18)37.1% (49)46.2% (61)3.27132
My teachers teach the information and skills they include in tests and other learning activities that are graded. (9.2)0.0% (0)11.3% (15)45.9% (61)42.9% (57)3.32133
My school and teachers provide me with ways that I can monitor my progress and my grades. (9.5)2.3% (3)10.6% (14)39.4% (52)47.7% (63)3.33132
My school and my teachers make sure I know how my grades will be determined. (9.13)2.3% (3)7.5% (10)42.1% (56)48.1% (64)3.36133
I believe that I am learning at the level my school and my parents/guardians expect. (9.15)1.5% (2)6.8% (9)40.2% (53)51.5% (68)3.42132
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23. The school implements written policies and procedures, in partnership with families and the community, that provide all students with, or refer them to, services that are age- and developmentally appropriate to optimize opportunities for life-long success. Student services are systematic and integral to the educational program. They are provided by qualified personnel, sufficiently financed, periodically evaluated, and philosophy/mission appropriate.
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I receive the guidance and support I need to learn from my guidance counselors, school administrators, teachers, and other staff members. (10.2)3.0% (4)12.0% (16)44.4% (59)40.6% (54)3.23133
My school provides activities that help me learn about career opportunities. (10.5)1.5% (2)20.1% (27)40.3% (54)38.1% (51)3.15134
I was provided with a satisfactory orientation when I first came to this school. (10.9)5.5% (7)9.4% (12)35.4% (45)49.6% (63)3.29127
The transportation provided to and from my school is adequate and safe. (10.13)8.5% (11)8.5% (11)31.5% (41)51.5% (67)3.26130
My school's dining area/cafeteria is functional and clean. (10.24)14.2% (19)27.6% (37)34.3% (46)23.9% (32)2.68134
The food provided by my school is nutritious and in the amount I need. (10.15)20.5% (27)31.8% (42)32.6% (43)15.2% (20)2.42132
I can get help from my school if I have special learning needs. (10.19)5.6% (7)8.8% (11)35.2% (44)50.4% (63)3.30125
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25. The school provides access to non-discriminatory student activities that are age- and developmentally appropriate to supplement the educational program. A balance of academic, social, co- or extra-curricular and service activities is maintained. Student activities are selected to foster intellectual, cultural, and social growth as well as physical health and wellness. Student activities provide opportunities for student leadership and social interaction and encourage development of student interests. These activities are adequately financed, periodically reviewed by stakeholders, managed by school governance and leadership, and appropriate to the school’s philosophy/mission.
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My school offers a good variety of student sports and activities. (11.1)6.7% (9)8.9% (12)21.5% (29)63.0% (85)3.41135
The adults that supervise my sports and/or activities are qualified and provide appropriate supervision of the sport/activity. (11.3)6.8% (9)5.3% (7)38.3% (51)49.6% (66)3.31133
When I or other students accomplish something special, my school recognizes those accomplishments in meaningful ways. (11.4)4.5% (6)14.2% (19)39.6% (53)41.8% (56)3.19134
My relationships with my teachers show that they respect and understand me, and they treat me fairly. (11.5)3.0% (4)17.0% (23)43.0% (58)37.0% (50)3.14135
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My school helps me to develop healthy relationships with adults at the school. (11.7)11.7% (9)16.9% (13)33.8% (26)37.7% (29)2.9777
My school makes adequate provisions to provide me with privacy, recreation, and/or opportunities to practice my faith. (11.8)12.0% (9)18.7% (14)37.3% (28)32.0% (24)2.8975
I am supervised by an adult of my school at all times white at the school; even on weekends and periods when classes are not in session. (11.9)14.7% (11)12.0% (9)34.7% (26)38.7% (29)2.9775
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28. Information resources, materials, and technology are accessible and of adequate scope, quantity, and quality to facilitate the school’s pursuit of its total educational program. These resources encourage all students and staff to broaden and extend their knowledge and skills. Access to appropriate information resources and technology is provided for students and staff. Appropriate instruction is offered to develop student and staff inquiry, research, and information literacy skills. Information technology equipment is functional and well maintained.
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My school has an adequate amount of appropriate information and technology resources for me and the other students. (Standard)7.5% (10)15.7% (21)38.8% (52)38.1% (51)3.07134
I am given appropriate access to my school's information resources and technology. (Standard)9.6% (13)20.0% (27)34.1% (46)36.3% (49)2.97135
I am provided with adequate instruction on how to use our school's information resources and technology. (Standard)5.3% (7)18.0% (24)44.4% (59)32.3% (43)3.04133
My school provides people who can help me if I need help with the school's information resources and technology. (12.2)5.2% (7)17.2% (23)36.6% (49)41.0% (55)3.13134
Technology resources such as computers are well-maintained and up to date in my school. (12.8)6.7% (9)17.8% (24)37.8% (51)37.8% (51)3.07135
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30. Input on the Survey
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This survey covered all major aspects of the school.89.2% (116)10.8% (14)1.11130
31. If it did not, what aspects were omitted?
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32. Please add any other comments that you feel may be helpful contributions to the school as it seeks to identify its strengths and the areas in which it needs to improve:
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