Magnolia Parent Survey:  Middle School Level

Please take this survey as the parent of a middle school 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. Faculty members encourage students to take the most challenging and appropriate coursework possible. 

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

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

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* 14. Students are explicitly taught about substance abuse.

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

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* 16. The array of co-curricular opportunities for students is broad and rich. (Clubs, sports, leadership, arts, music, etc.)

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

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

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

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

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* 21. Communication from the school administration is excellent.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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* 31. Health and nursing services meet my expectations.

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

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

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* 34. My child is being taught how to effectively communicate and collaborate. 

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* 35. My child's school experiences connect him/her to the world beyond Magnolia.

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

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

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* 38. 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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