School Climate Survey 2023 results
The SPS Climate Survey was conducted in March-April 2023. Submissions were received from 79% of Staff, 73% of Students and over 5200 families. This year's results represent a 32% increase in year-over-year participation by our parents and caregivers.
Building principals and their leadership teams received their school’s report in early June and the results were shared with the Board of Education during their June 15, 2023 Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting. The principals and their leadership teams are drilling down into their data to identify priority areas and the steps their school will take in the coming school year to improve. Each school will have an action plan in place this fall.
School climate affects every aspect of the school experience. Research has shown that a positive school climate correlates to higher attendance rates, test scores, promotion rates, and graduation rates. When everyone feels welcome, safe, and valued in school, it positively impacts both teaching and learning.
- Goal #1: Increase response rates for family, students, and staff, both in volume and representation.
- Goal #2: Meaningfully evaluate the data and use it to support building and district leadership in making changes that improve school climate.
- Goal #3: Use the data to drive decision making and create changes that can be measured over time.
- Goal #4: Communicate findings clearly and publicly to all members of the SPS community.
The 2023-2024 School Climate Survey will launch in March 2024. SPS celebrates positive school climate each week with our SPS SHOUT OUTS! SPS acknowledges schools, staff members and students who have a positive impact on their school climate. We celebrate these individuals and groups who inspire us with unique projects, events and special efforts that positively impact our students and communities and make everyone feel welcome!
Please contact your building administrators for details about the School Climate Survey results in your school community. Click below to access district-wide results.