Parent survey yields positive results
Parent survey yields positive results
Posted on 02/14/2017
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A Northwest ISD survey for parents and guardians revealed positive perceptions about the district and its schools, according to the results from roughly 2,600 respondents.

According to Education Service Center Region XI, which conducted and managed the survey, results show that perceptions across topic areas continue to remain highly favorable. Parents report their children’s schools are positive, welcoming and safe, while students are excited to go to school and participate in school activities. Additionally, if their children have a problem, parents said they have individuals at the school they can contact to discuss the matter. These results are consistent for the past seven years.

Highlights from the survey include:

  • 94 percent feel welcome at their child’s school
  • 95 percent agree their child feels safe at school
  • 98 percent believe their child’s school is clean and well-maintained
  • 91 percent feel their child receives instruction preparing them for the next level of education

“I would like to thank everyone who participated and shared their thoughts with us,” said Superintendent Ryder Warren, Ed.D. “This survey is a necessary part of NISD’s efforts in continuous improvement. Your voices will be heard as we share these results with our district leadership team and staff. Thank you for your continued partnership.”

The survey consisted of six categories (school climate, communications, safe and orderly environment, instructional programs, student services, and support services) and a district section with general questions and demographic data. All parents, guardians and caregivers of children attending an NISD school had the option to participate in the online survey.

“As one of the fastest growing school districts in the metroplex, the feedback is crucial as we plan for very important years ahead,” Dr. Warren said. “The results provide us with key areas in which we can improve and the needs that are most important to our parents.”

Each principal and department head will review survey results for insight on how to be more responsive to the necessities of all our parents. To view the full results, including results by school, visit www.nisdtx.org/parentsurvey.