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POLLARD Survey Respondents Response Rates 402 PARENTS48.7% * 774 STUDENTS93.8% 65 STAFF47% ** * Parent Survey Respondents: 28% ONLINE and 72% PAPER **

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2 POLLARD Survey Respondents Response Rates 402 PARENTS48.7% * 774 STUDENTS93.8% 65 STAFF47% ** * Parent Survey Respondents: 28% ONLINE and 72% PAPER ** Response rate based on Teachers (116) plus all other for Total Staff of 139, according to PowerSchool 2

3 My child feels part of the school community (93.4%) My child is taught to take responsibility for actions (97.2%) Rules at my child’s school are clear (92.2%) At school, my child discusses how to be good person (93.6%) Staff foster appreciation of student diversity (94.2%) My child’s curriculum resources show diverse cultures (94.7%) Students from diverse cultures respect each other (92.9%) Amount of school nursing services is adequate (96.2%) Staff work well together (94.0%) My child’s school website provides useful information (93.8%) PowerSchool helps me be informed about progress (92.1%) Survey items with HIGHEST RATINGS by the MOST PARENTS 3 % of parents “agreeing” or “strongly agreeing” - shown in parentheses

4 Staff help me understand child’s strengths and needs (45%) Satisfied with how I receive info on child’s progress (38.6%) Involved in decision-making about child’s education (31.2%) My child has ample after-school opportunities (30.4%) Amount of Phys Ed / athletic programs is adequate (38.7%) School Lunch is meeting my child’s needs (31.9%) My child feels stressed or overwhelmed by school (29.8%) School has adequate space for instructional needs (32.5%) My child’s school is clean and well maintained (31.7%) Survey items with LOWEST RATINGS by the MOST PARENTS 4 % of parents “disagreeing” or “strongly disagreeing” - shown in parentheses

5 “The staff at Pollard do a valiant job in such tight and outdated conditions.” “Child strengths/weakness & general advice not available to parents. Suggest we are set up to meet w/ advisor 2x per year. Advisor would gain input from all 4 teachers first.” “More gym would be great. The kids need exercise or an outlet.” “Overall I think that the staff is dedicated to their jobs and their students and our son has been exposed to a number of opportunities that will benefit him in the years to come.” “As for activities, I wish there were more opportunities… Whether it be school soccer or hoops teams, a school newspaper, more informal music groups, I think it would allow students to explore their interests and create bonds with other students.” OPEN-ENDED COMMENTS* 5 * Representative comments shown here

6 6 QUESTIONS related to Goal 1 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY 2010 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY Better/ - Worse High Academic Standards85.0%85.1%+ 0.1 Amount of Homework74.6%80.6%+ 6.0 Involvement in decision-making54.7%68.8% Responsive to parent input78.0%78.6%+ 0.6 Curriculum meets needs79.4%82.0%+ 2.6 Receive help understanding student’s strengths & needs 49.4%55.0%+ 5.6

7 7 QUESTIONS related to Goal 2 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY 2010 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY Better/ - Worse Feel welcome at child’s school72.7%85.6% Feel safe in school83.6%91.8%+ 8.2 Discipline issues handled fairly77.2%77.5%+ 0.3 Afterschool programs meet need63.4%74.0% Volunteer opportunities65.6%74.1%+ 8.5 Receptive to student input69.4%82.5% Foster appreciation of diversity93.3%94.2%+0.9 Ample afterschool opportunities66.0%69.6%+ 3.6

8 8 QUESTIONS related to Goal 3 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY 2010 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY Better/ - Worse Class size82.0%73.3%- 8.7 School communication81.5%80.8%- 0.7 Aware of district progress67.4%75.5%+ 8.1 District website93.2%93.7%+ 0.5 School website93.8% 0 Extra help91.6%90.4%- 1.2 Adequate classroom materials49.4%88.7% Goal 3 continued

9 9 QUESTIONS related to Goal 3 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY 2010 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY Better/ - Worse Curriculum resources show diversity 95.0%94.7%- 0.3 Space82.3%67.5% Technology89.0%80.1%- 8.9 Guidance69.9%72.4%+ 2.5 Library/Media Center80.6%86.2%+ 5.6 Transportation66.7%81.4% Lunch67.1%68.1%+ 1.0 Goal 3 continued

10 10 QUESTIONS related to Goal 3 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY 2010 POLLARD PARENT SURVEY Better/ - Worse Nursing95.0%96.2%+ 1.2 Amount of P.E./Athletic programs 65.0%61.3%- 3.7 Special Education68.6%85.5% School Administration74.5%87.5% District Administration83.8%90.4%+ 6.6 Maintenance82.8%68.3% PowerSchool91.6%92.1%+ 0.5

11 Respondents by Gender 11

12 Teachers have high expectations of me (93.2%) Adults in my school work well together (91.5%) I feel welcome at my school (90.8%) Not fearful that other students may hurt me (85.5%) Teachers care about how much I learn (83.6%) Teachers available to students before/after school (83.4%) PowerSchool helps me to be informed about progress (86.4%) Media Center has books and materials I need (86.2%) School materials/textbooks show diverse cultures (82.4%) Survey items with HIGHEST RATINGS by the MOST STUDENTS 12 % of Students “agreeing” or “strongly agreeing” - shown in parentheses

13 My school is clean and well maintained (68.7%) Satisfied with school lunch program (68.4%) I feel stressed or overwhelmed by school (62.9%) Amount of homework is reasonable (43.7%) ; homework furthers learning (53.1%) Student discipline issues are handled fairly (45.1%) Students willing to get involved in community service (45.6%) Teachers help students learn to get along with people different from them (41.2%) Survey items with LOWEST RATINGS by the MOST STUDENTS 13 % of Students “disagreeing” or “strongly disagreeing” - shown in parentheses

14 “We should use critical thinking and problem solving skills to make Pollard and the world a better place.” “Homework takes away time to be active and go do afterschool stuff.” “Teachers should communicate more about projects, tests and quizzes so we aren’t overwhelmed.” “The schools are good, but need a little tweaking." “Pollard is very small and rundown.” OPEN- ENDED COMMENTS* 14 * Representative comments shown here

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16 School sets high academic standards for students (100%) Staff responsive to input from parents (94.9%) Staff respectful and receptive to student input (86.9%) Staff treat students fairly (91.7%) Staff help students learn to get along with people different from them (91.9%) Staff committed to helping every student learn (89.1%) Media Center meets students’ needs (96.6%) School lunch program meets students’ needs (86.7%) Survey items with HIGHEST RATINGS 16 % of Staff “agreeing” or “strongly agreeing” - shown in parentheses

17 My school is clean and well maintained (55.9%) Amount of P.E./athletic programs at my school is adequate (59.3%) Students feel stressed or overwhelmed by school (85.0%) The curriculum meets the needs of all students (49.2%) School provides adequate technology to support instructional practices (48.4%) Administrators consistently enforce rules (52.5%) Rules are clear (49.2%) Survey items with LOWEST RATINGS 17 % of Staff “disagreeing” or “strongly disagreeing” - shown in parentheses

18 “Pollard is filled with caring, enthusiastic staff who are really trying to come together as a community and do good work to support students.” “The classrooms are not cleaned often. In addition, lack of proper heating continues to be an issue.” “We need to figure out how to better involve parents in our community and reach out to them in a positive way that invites them to be a part of their child's education, while still letting them know that we are in charge.” OPEN- ENDED COMMENTS* 18 * Representative comments shown here

19 Pollard PARENTS Pollard STUDENTS Pollard STAFF 19

20 20 ParentsStudentsStaff  Staff Care = Staff care about how much my child learns: 89% = Teachers care about how much I learn: 84% = Staff committed to help every student: 89%  Welcoming Place = I feel welcome at my child’s school: 86% = I feel welcome at my school: 91% = My school is a good place to work, learn: 84%  Volunteer Opportunities = Provided opportunities to volunteer at child’s school: 74% (not included in Student Survey) = Community members support the staff: 75%  Not Fearful = My child is not fearful that other students may try to hurt him/her: 92% = I do not feel that other students may try to hurt me: 86% = Students are not fearful of being hurt by other students: 86%  After School Opportunities = My child is provided with ample after school opportunities: 69% = I have plenty of opportunities for after school activities: 67% (not included in Staff Survey)  Students Care = Students at my child’s school care about each other: 89% = Other students care about me: 87% (not included in Staff Survey)  District Progress = I’m aware of progress made by school district to achieve goals: 75% (not included in Student Survey) = Admin communicates progress made to achieve district goals: 70%

21 21 ParentsStudentsStaff  Homework ≠ Appropriate amounts of homework: 81 % ≠ Child’s homework furthers learning: 87% ≠ The amount of homework is reasonable: 56% ≠ Homework furthers my learning: 47% (Not included in Staff Survey)  Decision Making≠ I am involved in decision- making about the education of my child: 69% NA ≠ This school does a good job of encouraging parent involvement: 82%  Understand Strengths/Needs ≠ Staff help me understand the strengths and needs of my child: 55% NA ≠ Staff help parents understand the strengths and needs of their child: 85%  Discipline Fair≠ Student discipline issues are handled fairly: 78% ≈ When students break the rules, there are consequences: 55% ≈ School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct: 48%  Community Service ≠ My child willingly engages in community service learning: 87% ≈ Students like to help people in the community: 54% ≈ Students willingly engage in community service learning program: 65%  Appreciation of Diversity = School staff foster an appreciation of student diversity: 94% ≠ Teachers help students learn to get along with people different: 59% = Staff help students learn to get along with people different from them: 92%

22 22 ParentsStudentsStaff  Stress≠ My child feels stressed or overwhelmed by school: 30% ≈ I feel stressed or overwhelmed by school: 63% ≈ Students feel stressed or overwhelmed by school: 85%  Community≠ My child feels like he/she is part of the school community: 93% = I feel like I am part of the school community: 76% = Students at this school feel like they are part of the school community: 76%  Responsibility for Actions ≠ My child is taught to take responsibility for his/her actions: 97% = In my school, students are taught to take responsibility for their actions: 73% = In school, students are taught to take responsibility for their actions: 74%  Treat Fairly= School staff treat students fairly: 90% ≠ Teachers at my school treat students fairly: 63% = Staff at this school treat students fairly: 92%  Adequate Space = My child’s school has adequate space to meet instructional need: 67% = My school has enough space to meet students’ needs: 69% ≠ Staff have adequate space to work productively: 82%  Technology = District provides adequate technology to meet student needs: 80% = School provides me with the technology I need for classes: 78% ≠ School provides adequate technology to support instruction: 52%

23 23 ParentsStudentsStaff  Lunch≈ The school lunch program is meeting my child’s needs: 68% ≠ I am satisfied with the school lunch program: 32% ≈ The school lunch program is meeting students’ needs: 87%  Amount of Physical Education/Athl etic programs = Amount of PE and/or athletic programs at my child’s school is adequate: 61% = I am satisfied with the athletic programs at my school: 66% ≠ The amount of PE and/or athletic programs at my school is adequate: 41%  Clean and Well Maintained ≠ My child’s school is clean and well maintained: 68% ≈ My school is clean and well maintained: 31% ≈ My school is clean and well maintained: 44%

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25 25 * District has substantive measures for assessing progress against this goal and survey supplements these measures (MCAS, report cards, Curriculum assessments, etc.) ** Based on average of all stakeholders

26 26 * Based on average of all stakeholders

27 27 * Based on average of all stakeholders

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29 29  Complement pre-existing, ongoing change efforts

30 30  Identify school-specific area(s) needing attention (Consider impact on greatest number of stakeholders)  Briefly describe objective (What can be accomplished/improved?)  Indicate how progress will be measured  Generate short list of potential solutions  Now compare best solutions (Select from list; think “small and meaningful” and whether we can make progress in FY14)  Discuss how to make improvements visible (i.e., communication/promotion plan)

31 Which areas need attention* at Pollard Middle School ? Discipline Amount of Phys Ed or Athletic programs Stress Clean and well maintained school 31 …and what can we do to improve them? * According to average dissatisfaction ratings of Pollard Middle School survey respondents (parents, students, staff)

32 32 Survey confirms some of our expectations …uncovers some hidden information …points us in the right direction to be responsive to Parents, Students and Staff


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