Middle School Parent Survey

Pelham School District is gathering information that will contribute to the development of strategic goals which will guide the district’s work in the next 3-5 years.  Please take a few minutes before February 18th to respond to these statements and questions as the parent of a student in one particular school. If you have children in more than one district school, you may choose one school or complete a survey for each school. Thank you for anonymously sharing your thoughts and for continuing to contribute to the progress of the district. 

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* 1. My child's school is a place that fosters kindness and care for all. 

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* 2. Resources that help me to support my child's learning and development are provided by the school and easily accessible. 

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* 3. Pelham teachers are lifelong learners who implement new ideas, know current research, and work toward continuous improvement.

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* 4. My child is happy to attend school and excited about learning.

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* 5. The professionals in my child's school teach and foster respect for people's differences.

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* 6. My child's school has high academic expectations for every learner.

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* 7. The climate and culture at my child's school create a positive learning environment.

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* 8. My child's school responds in a timely and thorough manner to my questions and concerns.

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* 9. I am aware of and comfortable with the safety and security measures at the middle school.

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* 10. When students make poor choices in words or actions, they are appropriately addressed and supported in learning how to make better choices. 

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* 11. My child's transition process from 5th grade to 6th grade was well supported by the school staff and I was well informed throughout the process.

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* 12. The continuum of special education services for students is broad enough to provide least restrictive, rigorous and appropriate  options for students' learning.  

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* 13. The continuum of special education services for students is broad enough to provide least restrictive, rigorous and appropriate  options for students' learning.  

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* 14. Communication from my child's school is highly effective: the "nuts and bolts" information of events, calendars, menus, etc., is clear and timely and the issues, work, celebrations and story of the school are shared. 

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* 15. Clear information about the IB (International Baccalaureate) program is shared so that all parents can be aware of the program and students' opportunities and options. 

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* 16. Exploration of ideas, creativity, love of learning, and intellectual curiosity are valued in my child's classes.

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* 17. Students are taught and directly experience the value of community service.

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* 18. I am well aware of how I can volunteer to support the work of the Pelham schools.

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* 19. The array of co-curricular opportunities for students is broad and rich (clubs, athletics, arts, leadership, etc.) 

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* 20. My child has at least one trusted adult at school in whom he/she can confide or from whom he/she would seek assistance or advice if faced with a difficult situation.

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* 21. Faculty members encourage students to take the most challenging and appropriate coursework possible.

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* 22. Students who are in need of additional support are well served and their progress is closely monitored.

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* 23. The academic program is preparing my child to become a strong thinker and problem solver.

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* 24. Critical thinking and problem solving are emphasized more than preparation for standardized tests.

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* 25. Students are encouraged to stretch in their learning and to set specific academic and personal goals.

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* 26. The academic program overall is rigorous, current, and rich in options and opportunities.

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* 27. Teachers provide the support necessary for students' academic success. 

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* 28. Teachers at my child's school are consistent in holding high expectations for all learners.

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* 29. Social skill development is evident and important in my child's classrooms and school.

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* 30. Materials and resources to help me support my child's mental health are plentiful and easy to access. 

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* 31. Communication from the school administration is timely, clear and highly effective.

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* 32. Communication from the superintendent is clear, timely and highly effective. 

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* 33. Communication from my child's teachers is highly effective; teachers are proactive in communicating about my child's needs, learning, wellness and progress. 

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* 34. Special education and support services for students' learning meet my expectations.

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* 35. The quality of food services meets my expectations.

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* 36. Health and nursing services meet my expectations.

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* 37. I have confidence in the Board of Education.

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* 38. In order to become strong thinkers, learners and citizens of the 21st century, I think that our students need to learn more about:

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* 39. The three best things about my child's school are: (Please do not include any names.)

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* 40. Three things that need to be improved at my child's school are: 
(Please do not include any names.) 

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* 41. If I were setting three strategic district goals for the next three to five years, I would recommend that the goals focus on:

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