Bus makes Hoover okay Families with a car N = 32 Families with No car (N = 38) Bus does not make Hoover okay Families Who Want Choice Number of Families With and Without Cars by Language Spanish 2Chinese 3 English 6 Home Language of kids per grade: (N= 32) Home Language of Families with multiple kids per grade (N = 10) Chinese 2 Chinese 1 Spanish 7 Spanish 8 English 9 English 1 English 2 Chinese 0
Families Who Want Hoover Number of Families With and Without Cars by Language Bus would make Hoover okay Bus does not make a difference Home Language by number of kids per grade (N = 31) Families with a Car Families with No Car Chinese 2Spanish 1Chinese 17 Spanish 0Chinese 1English 1 English 2 English 1 Home Language of Families with multiple kids per grade (N = 5) Spanish 1 Chinese 1Spanish 2English 0
Language Spoken by Family (Car ownership, younger siblings at Monroe, Hoover vs. Choice)
Summary More Families prefer Choice of Middle School to being fed to Hoover, with the Chinese families preferring Hoover, and a majority of English and Spanish-speaking families preferring Choice. Most Spanish and English speaking families prefer Choice whether or not they have a car. Most Chinese speaking families prefer Hoover whether or not they have a car. Most families who have more than one sibling (younger one still at Monroe) want a choice of where to send their kids to middle school. Most families who live in the furthest zip codes (more than a 30-minute drive from Hoover) prefer choice. Most families who live more than a 20-minute drive from Hoover want a bus. About 1/3 of those who prefer Choice would be okay with Hoover if there were a bus. Very few of the families who live in the 94112 zip code (<%5) have cars. Most families in the 94112 zip code want a bus to Hoover regardless of language, program, or preference for Hoover or choice.
Conclusions Monroe families are split along language lines as to whether we want Hoover or Choice for Middle School A large percentage will need a bus because either: – They do not have a car – They have younger siblings at Monroe and it is a hardship to transport both children to school – Start time for immersion programs are very early in the morning Other potential needs: – After School Programs – Clarification around what happens if families don’t put Hoover first, and if this leads to the risk of being placed in other schools not on their list of choices – Clarification around elective options and how they will be preserved