U.S. Department of Education: Promoting Educational Excellence for all Americans

Figure 6. Parent Survey Results With Sample Teacher Response From A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School

Parent Survey

As part of our Quality and Baldridge initiatives at Combs, we are continually seeking ways to improve our services to our stakeholders. Feedback from you, our stakeholders, is a valuable resource in this process.

400 Responses Collected Strongly
Agree (4)
Agree (3) Disagree (2) Strongly
Disagree (1)
Point Total Average
1. My child's classroom
is a safe and comfortable
place to learn.
302 (1208) 92 (276) 5 (10) 1 1495 3.74
2. My child's classroom
is neat and appealing.
268 (1152) 107 (321) 5 (10)   1483 3.71
3. My child's classroom
teacher sets high
expectations for my child.
295 (1180) 92 (276) 12 (24) 1 1481 3.70
4. My child is challenged
by his/her classroom teacher.
284 (1136) 100 (300) 16 (32) 2 1470 3.68
5. When I have a concern
about my child, I can count
on my child's teacher.
325 (1300) 68 (204) 6 (12)   1517 3.79
6. I feel welcome in my
child's classroom.
325 (1300) 73 (219) 2 (4)   1523 3.81
7. I feel comfortable visiting
or volunteering in my child's classroom.
302 (1208) 89 (267) 4 (8)   1483 3.71
8. My child's classroom
provides opportunities
for parental involvement.
292 (1168) 103 (309) 4 (8) 1 1486 3.72
9. I am well informed
of my child's progress and growth.
283 (1132) 104 (312) 12 (24) 1 1469 3.67
10. My child's classroom
teacher responds to
concerns in a timely manner.
311 (1244) 81 (243) 7 (14) 1 1502 3.76
11. Discipline matters
have been handled effectively.
289 (1156) 104 (312) 5 (10) 2 1480 3.70
I have visited my child's classroom 168 0-3 times 123 4-8 times 2 more than 8 times Most of my volunteer time is spent 148 inside the classroom 60 outside the classroom 119 N/A

A.B. Combs staff analyze the results from the survey and provide comments to address areas of concern. For example, the third-grade team's letter to families included the following response to survey statement #9, which scored low across all grade levels.

Sample Teacher Response To Parent Survey

#9. I am well informed of my child's progress and growth. At the beginning of the year, we provided parents with magnetized business cards with the school phone number and our individual email address. Currently we send home Friday Folders, Classroom Newsletters, School Newsletters, and make ourselves available for conferences. We send home interim progress reports as well as quarterly report cards, hold "Celebrate Success" assemblies each quarter and hold one Student Led Conference sharing data notebooks each year. We held a Curriculum Night at the beginning of the year and provided an information packet detailing the year's curriculum to all parents. Additionally, a Curriculum Update was added (morning and evening sessions) and an information packet was provided to those parents who attended.


Source: A.B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary School. Used by permission.

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Last Modified: 10/20/2008