WCPSS Calendar Surveys

                 February 2, 2010




     WCPSS Calendar Surveys
• All active K-12 parents
  – On...
Parent Survey Results

     Who responded?




Parent Survey Results

     Who responded?
Parents of 39,611 students
     ...
Survey Participation by Race/Ethnic

                         Am Ind, 0.3%
                           Asian, 6.7%
        ...
Survey Participation by School Level



                                        Alternative,
                    High, 12....
Respondent Characteristics
                        Parent Survey

                      Respondents                WCPSS

...
Respondent Characteristics
                 Parent Survey
            Respondents               WCPSS
All                 ...
How satisfied are you with this child's school w/o regard
                             to the calendar?

 70.0%
          ...
How satisfied were you with this child's school
     assignment at the time he/she was placed at this school?

70.00%     ...
Between these two types of calendars, which do you
                          prefer for this child?

60.00%
             4...
Would you still prefer this calendar if this child had a
     sibling assigned to a different track/school with a differen...
Would you still prefer this calendar if the nearest school
                   was 6-10 miles from your home?

80.00%
     ...
Please rate Y-R Calendar Track 1 according to how
                     acceptable it would be for this child.

35.00%     ...
Please rate Y-R Calendar Track 3 according to how
                    acceptable it would be for this child.

35.00%      ...
Would you still desire a year-round calendar for this child if
            he/she could not have the track that you wanted...
If your child's school converted to a calendar different
     from the one it now has, how likely would you be to try to
 ...
If your child attended a WCPSS school before high school, what type of
                  calendar did this child experienc...
If your child attended a year-round WCPSS elementary school before high
                        school, were you satisfied...
Other Results
• Response rates by school
• Survey responses by:
  – Level (elem/ms/high/alt)
  – Calendar type (trad/mod/y...
Staff Survey Results

              Who responded?
            7377 staff members
              (46% of district)




Whic...
Staff Survey Results

                 What did they say?




Rank the following calendar types in the order of where
you ...
How important is the school calendar type in your
  decision about where to work?

  Option                             N ...
Would you still prefer your 1st choice of calendar if the
nearest school with this calendar was 10 or more miles
from home...
Assuming that you continue to work at your current
school, would you prefer that the school keep the same
calendar or chan...
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Wake County public schools calendar survey results

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The Wake County Public School System released the results for its 2010 School Calendar Survey. The school board plans to use the survey results in their decision about the future of mandatory year-round schools. About 30 percent of the county's parents responded.

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Wake County public schools calendar survey results

  1. 1. WCPSS Calendar Surveys February 2, 2010 WCPSS Calendar Surveys • All active K-12 parents – Online w/ paper option – 10 day response window – Surveys mailed to Track 4 parents (tracked out) • All school staff – Intranet only – 5 day response window – Internet web link for Track 3 staff (tracked out) 1
  2. 2. Parent Survey Results Who responded? Parent Survey Results Who responded? Parents of 39,611 students (28% of district) 2
  3. 3. Survey Participation by Race/Ethnic Am Ind, 0.3% Asian, 6.7% Black/AA, Am Ind 14.6% Asian Hispanic, 5.7% Black/AA Hispanic Multi, 4.5% White, 68.2% Multi White Race/Ethnic Makeup in WCPSS Am Ind, 0.3% Asian, 6.1% Am Ind Black/AA, Asian 26.1% Black/AA White, 50.9% Hispanic Hispanic, Multi 11.9% White Multi, 4.8% Survey Participants by Calendar Type Modified, 2.1% Modified Traditional, Year Round, Traditional 45.3% 52.6% Year Round Assignment to Calendar Type WCPSS Modified, 2.5% Year Round, 31.5% Modified Traditional Year Round Traditional, 66.1% 3
  4. 4. Survey Participation by School Level Alternative, High, 12.5% 0.1% Elementary Middle, 22.3% Middle High Elementary, Alternative 65.2% Students by School Level, WCPSS Alternative, 0.3% High, 28.4% Elementary Elementary, Middle 48.8% High Alternative Middle, 22.5% Respondent Characteristics Parent Survey Respondents WCPSS All 39,611 100.0% 141,224 100.0% Modified 825 2.1% 3,489 2.5% Traditional 17,936 45.3% 93,316 66.1% Year Round 20850 52.6% 44,419 31.5% Male 19,746 49.8% 71,923 50.9% Female 19,865 50.2% 69,301 49.1% 4
  5. 5. Respondent Characteristics Parent Survey Respondents WCPSS All 39,611 100.0% 141,224 100.0% Elementary 25,811 65.2% 68,858 48.8% Middle 8,816 22.3% 31,835 22.5% High 4,960 12.5% 40,094 28.4% Alternative 24 0.1% 437 0.3% Respondent Characteristics Parent Survey Respondents WCPSS All 39,611 100.0% 141,224 100.0% Am. Indian 105 0.3% 390 0.3% Asian 2,640 6.7% 8,591 6.1% Black/Af. Am. 5,789 14.6% 36,882 26.1% Hispanic/Lat. 2,251 5.7% 16,773 11.9% Multi-racial 1,798 4.5% 6,743 4.8% White 27,028 68.2% 71,845 50.9% 5
  6. 6. Respondent Characteristics Parent Survey Respondents WCPSS All 39,611 100.0% 141,224 100.0% FRL 5,839 14.7% 44,260 31.3% Not FRL 33,772 85.3% 96,964 68.7% LEP 1,796 4.5% 12,608 8.9% Not LEP 37,815 95.5% 128,616 91.1% SWD 3,808 9.6% 17,708 12.5% Not SWD 35,803 90.4% 123,516 87.5% AIG 9,122 23.0% 25,501 18.1% Not AIG 30,489 77.0% 115,723 81.9% Parent Survey Results What did they say? 6
  7. 7. How satisfied are you with this child's school w/o regard to the calendar? 70.0% 58.8% 60.0% 50.0% 40.0% 35.7% Series1 30.0% 20.0% 10.0% 4.1% 1.1% 0.3% 0.0% Very Satis Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissat No response How satisfied are you with your experience so far with the calendar for this school? 70.00% 58.76% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 29.99% Series1 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 6.85% 4.07% 0.33% 0.00% Very Satis Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissat No response 7
  8. 8. How satisfied were you with this child's school assignment at the time he/she was placed at this school? 70.00% 63.72% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 26.60% Series1 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 5.79% 3.26% 0.63% 0.00% Very Satis Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissat No response How satisfied were you with this child's school calendar at the time he/she was placed at this school? 70.00% 58.99% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% 29.58% Series1 30.00% 20.00% 7.03% 10.00% 3.87% 0.54% 0.00% Very Satis Satisfied Dissatisfied Very Dissat No response 8
  9. 9. Between these two types of calendars, which do you prefer for this child? 60.00% 48.80% 50.00% 44.75% 40.00% 30.00% Series1 20.00% 10.00% 6.17% 0.29% 0.00% Traditional Year Round No Prefer No Response Would you still prefer the type of calendar in Question 6...if convenient transportation could not be guaranteed? 80.00% 67.53% 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% Series1 30.00% 18.14% 20.00% 13.61% 10.00% 0.72% 0.00% Yes No Not Sure No Response 9
  10. 10. Would you still prefer this calendar if this child had a sibling assigned to a different track/school with a different calendar type? 50.00% 46.58% 40.00% 35.44% 30.00% Series1 20.00% 17.20% 10.00% 0.77% 0.00% Yes No Not Sure No Response Would you still prefer this calendar if the nearest school was 0-5 miles from your home? 120.00% 95.75% 100.00% 80.00% 60.00% Series1 40.00% 20.00% 1.67% 2.58% 0.00% Yes No No Response 10
  11. 11. Would you still prefer this calendar if the nearest school was 6-10 miles from your home? 80.00% 67.89% 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% Series1 27.19% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 4.93% 0.00% Yes No No Response Would you still prefer this calendar if the nearest school was 10 or more miles from your home? 70.00% 60.00% 57.32% 50.00% 40.00% 36.70% Series1 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 5.98% 0.00% Yes No No Response 11
  12. 12. Please rate Y-R Calendar Track 1 according to how acceptable it would be for this child. 35.00% 29.35% 30.00% 26.88% 24.73% 25.00% 20.00% 12.41% Series1 15.00% 10.00% 6.63% 5.00% 0.00% le pt e e e ns bl bl ab e ta ta cc po pt ep p na es ce ce cc U R Ac Ac na y o r y N Ve U r Ve Please rate Y-R Calendar Track 2 according to how acceptable it would be for this child. 40.00% 35.83% 35.00% 30.00% 24.52% 25.00% 19.94% 20.00% Series1 15.00% 11.99% 7.72% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% le pt e e e ns bl bl ab e ta ta cc po pt ep p na es ce ce cc U R Ac Ac na y o r y N Ve U r Ve 12
  13. 13. Please rate Y-R Calendar Track 3 according to how acceptable it would be for this child. 35.00% 31.74% 30.00% 26.35% 25.00% 19.89% 20.00% 14.38% 15.00% Series1 7.64% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% e t e e e ep ns bl bl bl ta ta ta cc po p ep p na es ce ce cc U R Ac Ac na y o r y N Ve U r Ve Please rate Y-R Calendar Track 4 according to how acceptable it would be for this child. 37.82% 40.00% 35.00% 30.00% 27.02% 25.00% 18.52% 20.00% Series1 15.00% 9.76% 6.87% 10.00% 5.00% 0.00% e t e e e ep ns bl bl bl ta ta ta cc po p ep p na es ce ce cc U R Ac Ac na y o r y N Ve U r Ve 13
  14. 14. Would you still desire a year-round calendar for this child if he/she could not have the track that you wanted? 45.00% 40.18% 40.00% 36.48% 35.00% 30.00% 25.00% 21.88% Series1 20.00% 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 1.46% 0.00% Yes No DO NOT WANT No Response Assuming that your child were to stay at his/her current school, would you prefer to keep the same calendar or change to another type? 100.00% 80.90% 80.00% 60.00% Series1 40.00% 18.04% 20.00% 1.06% 0.00% Keep Change No Response 14
  15. 15. If your child's school converted to a calendar different from the one it now has, how likely would you be to try to move your child to another school? 35.00% 29.61% 30.00% 27.87% 25.00% 22.90% 18.83% 20.00% Series1 15.00% 10.00% 5.00% 0.80% 0.00% Very Likely Likely Unlikely Very No Unlikely Response Have you ever tried to move your child to another school specifically to have a year-round calendar? 90.00% 79.09% 80.00% 70.00% 60.00% 50.00% Series1 40.00% 30.00% 20.11% 20.00% 10.00% 0.80% 0.00% Yes No No Response 15
  16. 16. If your child attended a WCPSS school before high school, what type of calendar did this child experience in elementary school? 70.00% 58.41% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% Series1 30.00% 16.31% 17.16% 20.00% 10.00% 4.86% 3.45% 0.00% Traditional Year Round Both NA No Response If your child attended a WCPSS school before high school, what type of calendar did this child experience in middle school? 70.00% 60.34% 60.00% 50.00% 40.00% Series1 30.00% 21.25% 20.00% 6.67% 9.19% 10.00% 2.54% 0.00% Traditional Year Round Both NA No Response 16
  17. 17. If your child attended a year-round WCPSS elementary school before high school, were you satisfied with the experience? 60.00% 56.29% 50.00% 40.00% 32.38% 30.00% Series1 20.00% 8.69% 10.00% 2.64% 0.00% Yes No No YR No Response If your child attended a year-round WCPSS middle school before high school, were you satisfied with the experience? 60.00% 50.12% 50.00% 40.00% 35.75% 30.00% Series1 20.00% 6.67% 7.46% 10.00% 0.00% Yes No No YR No Response 17
  18. 18. Other Results • Response rates by school • Survey responses by: – Level (elem/ms/high/alt) – Calendar type (trad/mod/yr) – Individual school • Crosstabulations of selected survey items Staff Survey Results Who responded? 18
  19. 19. Staff Survey Results Who responded? 7377 staff members (46% of district) Which of the following most closely describes your job? Job title N Percent Core Area Teacher 2760 37.57% Special Subject Teacher 1035 14.09% Special Education Teacher 730 9.94% Other Certified Staff 732 9.96% Administrator 204 2.78% Support Staff 1689 22.99% Other 197 2.68% 19
  20. 20. Staff Survey Results What did they say? Rank the following calendar types in the order of where you would prefer to work. Year- Traditional Round Modified Most Preferred 3486 2788 1055 Somewhat Preferred 1657 1469 3558 Least Preferred 1983 2685 2120 20
  21. 21. How important is the school calendar type in your decision about where to work? Option N Percent Very important 3605 49.03% Important 2690 36.59% Unimportant 921 12.53% Very unimportant 136 1.85% Would you still prefer your first choice of calendar if you had a child assigned to a different track or a different calendar? Option N Percent YES 3070 42.05% NO 2407 32.97% NOT SURE 1824 24.98% 21
  22. 22. Would you still prefer your 1st choice of calendar if the nearest school with this calendar was 10 or more miles from home? Option N Percent YES 4609 66.26% NO 2347 33.74% If your first choice is YR, would you still want this calendar if you could not have the track you want? Option N Percent YES 3225 46.66% NO 1019 14.74% DO NOT WANT YR 2668 38.60% 22
  23. 23. Assuming that you continue to work at your current school, would you prefer that the school keep the same calendar or change to another type? Option N Percent Keep Calendar 5778 78.96% Change Calendar 1540 21.04% If your school converted to a different calendar, how likely would you be to try to get a job at another school? Option N Percent Very Likely 1433 19.62% Likely 1530 20.94% Unlikely 2617 35.82% Very Unlikely 1725 23.61% 23

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