Parent Survey

We are currently working with the Center for Active Family Engagement (CAFE) to improve our family engagement practices. Because parents are such an important part of helping students learn, we would like to know how welcome you feel in our building and how well we include you in your student's learning. Take a few moments to complete this short survey. Your information will be confidential and we won't share your individual responses. Thanks!

* What grade is your child in? (Check all that apply if you have more than one child at our school.)

* Select the best answer for each of the following questions.

  Always Sometimes Never
Are school personnel friendly to you when you visit?
Do you feel comfortable communicating with your child’s teacher about your child's learning?
Do you feel good about your child’s school?
Do you feel your family’s culture, ethnicity, religion are respected at school?
Is the school clean and free of litter?
Can you easily reach school personnel if you need to?
Do school personnel respond to your concerns in a timely manner?
Do you receive positive comments about your child from your child’s teacher?
If there is a question or concern at school, do you know the right person to contact?
Do you understand the information the school provides about your child’s learning?
Is there a front office person fluent in your preferred language?
Do you feel well-informed about school policies & procedures?
Is there a place in the school where you can get helpful information, materials, or other resources to help your child learn?
Do you feel informed about your child’s performance in school (grades, behavior)?
Does your school offer information or training on how to help your child learn?
Are you encouraged to join a school committee & participate in school decisions that affect your child?
Do you feel the school is open to your suggestions?
Do you attend school events (conferences, curriculum night, band/choral performances, etc.)?
Does the school present you with opportunities to participate in your child's learning and the school community?
Do you feel the school includes you in your child’s learning?
Does the school offer translators, transportation, & other accommodations to encourage engagement?

* How much do you agree with the following statements?

  Strongly Disagree Disagree Agree Strongly Agree
All parents have dreams for their children and want the best for them.
All parents have the capacity to support their children's learning.
Parents and school staff should be equal partners in their children's learning.
The responsibility for building partnerships between school and home rests primarily with school staff, especially school leaders.

* Does your school have a parent liaison?

* If your school has a parent liaison, please answer the following question. If you don't have a parent liaison, please leave this question blank and go on to the final question.

  Regularly Sometimes Rarely/Never
Do you attend workshops or receive services/materials from the parent liaison?

* What is the greatest challenge for our school to actively engage you in ways that will increase your child's learning?

Thanks for completing this survey!