HOUSTON – March 9, 2016 – Spring Independent School District is sharing the results of its 2016 School Quality Survey, which asked parents, middle and high school students, as well as staff members for their opinions on important aspects of district schools.
Overall, the survey found that two-thirds of parents (64 percent) and employees (66 percent) rated their school as excellent or good. More than half of students (55 percent) gave their school similar ratings.
“Our community’s feedback gave us significant baseline data for school improvement, and we will be using the survey results as the framework for important discussions about school leadership and academic achievement,” said Dr. Rodney E. Watson, Spring ISD superintendent. “Thank you to everyone who took part in this process and provided their invaluable input.”
Conducted in January, the survey received nearly 13,000 responses, including 3,552 from parents, 2,457 from staff members and 6,819 from students.Participants answered questions about academic preparation, student support, school leadership, family involvement, and safety and behavior.
A majority of participants also agreed about where the district needs to improve, citing respect between students and staff and the fair enforcement of discipline.
The district used K12 Insight, an independent research partner, to ensure confidentiality.