Parent Survey: Muncie Schools

Muncie Community Schools is dedicated to providing students with a quality educational environment, which includes school counseling services.  Recently, our school counselors applied for and received the Lilly Endowment Planning Grant.  This grant will be used to gather information to help us improve these services.  We will have the option to submit an implementation grant that could be awarded to us for over $550,000.  We are asking for your help in this process by completing the survey linked below.  Please be direct in your responses, as they are anonymous.  

* 1. How many students do you have in Muncie Community Schools?

* 2. What are their grade levels?

* 3. Do you know who your child's current school counselor is?

* 4. Approximately how many times has your student reported meeting with the school counselor?

* 5. How many times have you spoken with your child's school counselor?

* 6. If you needed to meet your child's school counselor, what time of day is best for you?

* 7. My child knows his/her school counselor.

* 8. School Counseling Program

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
I believe my child feels comfortable meeting with the school counselor.
The school counseling program assists my child in his/her social and emotional development.
The school counseling program assists my child in his/her college and career development.
The school counseling program assists my child in his/her educational development.
The school counseling program helps students function effectively with other students in school.
A school counselor is available to me and/or my child when we need assistance.
The school counselor provides effective communication with families.

* 9. Social and Emotional Wellbeing

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
My child has an opportunity to express himself/herself at school.
My child's teacher listens to his/her ideas (if s/he offers them).
My child knows how to resolve conflict.
My child has strategies to help him/her manage or reduce stress.
My child can demonstrate appropriate anger management skills.
My child can demonstrate the ability to work successfully with others of different gender, culture, and/or disabilities.
My child has good communication skills in a variety of group situations.
Stress and anxiety are common concerns for my child.
Sadness and depression are common concerns for my child.
My child has a positive self-identity.
My child feels comfortable talking to teachers if they have a problem.

* 10. Please rate your overall satisfaction with the school counseling program at your child's school.

* 11. How important do you think each of the following is for a student to be college and career ready?

  Not Important Somewhat Important Important Very Important
Write clearly and effectively
Critical thinking
Problem-solving skills
Higher level math
Higher level science
Knowledge of other nations/cultural awareness
Ability to work with others
Ability to work independently
Conflict Management Skills
Decision-Making Skills
Time-Management Skills
Self-Confidence/Self- Awareness

* 12. College/career development is discussed and emphasized at each grade level.

* 13. If the following educational workshops were offered to parents and the community, please select the topics that you would be interested in attending.

* 14. What actions would you like for the school counseling program to expand or initiate to better help and support students?

* 15. What are ways the school counseling program could improve and/or provide better opportunities for parents and students in our school community?

Thank you for your time and your input!