Magnolia Parent Survey Elementary Level PK-5th grade

Please take this survey as the parent of an elementary student. Your responses are anonymous and will be used in the formation of district goals. Your opinions and suggestions are deeply valued. Thank you! 

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* 1. My child's school is a caring place where kindness and service to others are fostered.

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

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

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* 4. The professionals in my child's school teach and foster respect for people's differences (gender, race, ethnicity, beliefs, abilities, etc.)

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* 5. My child's school has high academic expectations for every learner, no matter what his or her readiness for learning. 

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

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

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* 8. Students are taught and experience the value of service to others. 

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

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* 10. My child is being taught that process, strategy and learning from mistakes are often as important or more important than the right answer.

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

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

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

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* 14. Communication from my child's teachers is excellent. 

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

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* 16. Counseling services meet the needs of my child.

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* 17. My child is being taught to use technology well as a tool to strengthen her/his learning.

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* 18. Communication from the school administration is excellent.

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* 19. My child is known well as a person and a learner. 

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

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

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* 22. Teachers provide the supports necessary for students' academic success (extra help, communication, recommended resources, etc.) 

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

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

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* 25. Special education and support services for learning meet my expectations.

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* 26. My child's homework load is reasonable and appropriate overall. 

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* 27. Play at my child's school is developmentally appropriate. 

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

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* 29. Health and nursing services meet my expectations.

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* 30. Children are taught about healthy decision making for their personal choices and actions.

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* 31. Innovation and creativity are highly valued in my child's classrooms. 

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* 32. My child is being taught how to effectively communicate and work with others.

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

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* 34. Three things at my child's school which need to be strengthened are: (Please do not include any names.)

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

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