Middle School Parent Survey Open Response Question

What do you like best about our school?

  • The small town, family atmosphere
  • I feel it is in a good location with good student body that is conducive for learning.  I like the new principal.
  • I feel that we stress academics over the extracurricular activities and that is important to me.  I feel that my child has classes that push them to excel  and go beyond just getting a grade in the class
  • Many opportunities for children to obtain help/assistance they need for learning
  • Great environment for growth and over achievement is nurtured and provided
  • Most of the staff is very friendly and I can tell they enjoy teaching/working with the students.
  • Some of the teachers and their ability to see each child as an individual.
  • The teachers
  • the proper safety has been put in place to not let anyone in the school
  • My child has been given the expectation of responsibility.
  • I love the fact that the teachers are willing to come together as a team to come up with a plan to best help my son when he was really struggling at the beginning of the year.  The teachers really care about the success of the students.
  • the use of technology
  • caring staff
  • The teachers help out the students when they need it, update me when they are having trouble.
  • It is a safe school.
  • I believe there is good community involvement and support.
  • smaller school but has the big school options
  • The staff is attentive to the student’s needs.  They go above and beyond to work with parents regarding any concerns.
  • How well your staff works with the parents when we have questions that needs answering
  • The size.
  • The contact through e-mail is great.
  • The teachers and administration pay attention to and seem to know my child.
  • The school makes decisions based on what is best for students.
  • The size — not too big, not too small; provides adequate opportunities for student involvement; personal relationships between students and teachers.
  • The teachers
  • The entire staff
  • The safety within the school and the amount of students.  Sports programs are great!
  • Very friendly and up to date with technology for learning and also safety.
  • I like the teachers you have there. They seem to care about the students and their learning. Some are there for the kids that need help. And also you have a wonderful guidance counselor.
  • The size.  Also, the availability of staff and their willingness to help.  I enjoy the fact that the staff is so young. They seem excited to engage the students.
  • The safety and education my child receives are excellent. I am proud to call SVMS home
  • The caring staff
  • I really like the emails, both the daily announcements and especially the grade percentages/missing assignment reports.  This helps us dig deeper if needed.
  • High level of standard for education, dress and behavior.
  • staff seems to care about each student and helping them succeed
  • Skyward access, daily news emailed
  • I like that there is an attendance line to call
  • More of a tame environment than any other school in Saginaw. My child does well.
  • The staff and teachers who care about the students
  • It is small to know each student individually
  • The climate and culture. It is a positive place.
  • The size if our school district
  • I think overall it is a good learning environment with some highly qualified teachers.

High School Staff Survey Open Response Question

What do you like best about our school?

  • I really like the community, staff members, athletic programs, and students.  Our school is a place where you can feel comfortable, welcomed, and a sense of being yourself.
  • A safe learning environment that students are known by name.
  • Staff cohesiveness – something as simple as having most staff eating lunch together is important. With the increased workload and lack of time that we have to get work done, though, fewer people are making it to these social opportunities (i.e. staff gatherings, lunches, others)
  • Our school is a welcoming place.  The students that are here are respectful and want a quality education.  The atmosphere is top notch.
  • The students and teachers have terrific professional relationships.  Students also respect our school facility, each other, and the staff.
  • The climate in the building is good.  For the most part, people treat each other with respect.  Most of our students enjoy coming to school each day.
  • “We are like a “”family””.  Everyone wants to be the best they can be.”
  • Close to the community and value relationships.
  • The atmosphere is great, relationships with the students is excellent.
  • Family
  • family atmosphere, everyone knows everyone, no students fall through the cracks
  • Always putting the needs of students first
  • Our school has excellent leadership, outstanding teachers, and students who show mutual respect for one another and the staff. We are surrounded by a community that cares, and parents who want the best for their kids.  Our community businesses support our school as well.
  • Close knit family atmosphere
  • High expectations, orderly.
  • Staff works cooperatively to ensure student achievement/ growth.
  • That our staff is willing to work cooperatively to meet students’ academic needs.
  • Our school has fantastic students! Students come to school motivated, ready to work, and learn every day. Our teachers are eager to help mold and shape them to be great and successful individuals.

 

Shields Staff Survey Open Response Question

What do you like best about our school?

  • I appreciate and am grateful for the staff that works here. I enjoy the community that for the majority makes up our student body. There are high expectations for student behavior and success.
  • Working closely with grade level team. Collaborating with other grades
  • Hard working, collaborative staff, who are willing to go way above and beyond.
  • The staff and families attending our school.
    The staff is constantly trying to improve for the better of our students.
  • positive environment for students
  • I like the culture of our school. We truly know the kids and they know all of us. I feel that we do an exceptional job in analyzing data and building interventions tailored to student needs. Our building puts students first.
  • When I talk with other teachers from other districts, we are well organized and an informed staff on data and evaluation requirements.

Havens Staff Survey Open Response Question

What do you like best about our school?

  • I like that the staff works well together and supports one another.
  • The staff, students, families, and community work well together creating a safe, positive learning environment. High expectations are set for every child in our school, and with the appropriate teaching strategies and interventions, our students are very successful.
  • The atmosphere is generally good.
  • I like our staff and the relationship we have with our principal the most.  Our staff gets along and works together very well.  This allows us to provide the best learning environment for our students.  Our principal is very easy to talk to, she is open minded to new ideas, and most of all, she is not a micro-manager.  She respects us and our experience/expertise/education.  As an educator, this makes you enthusiastic about what you do and it empowers you.     There is a lot to be said for morale in a building.
  • communication between administration and staff
  • Caring teachers and principal.
  • The size.
  • We all work together at our school.  The staff and our principal are awesome.  We have a wonderful relationship with each other.  I feel the student benefit from our unity in our teaching and how the staff interacts.  The principal treats us all equally.
  • Most of the staff is approachable
  • We have great kids and parent support!
  • I respect that our staff is bright, very educated, loves learning themselves and is eager to see as much growth and success as possible in every student.
  • The desire to be the best and the parent support
  • I love the people (students, staff, support staff, and the parents), the overall feel/atmosphere, the size, the location, the rigor, the expectations, the name it has made for itself.
  • It has a positive learning environment and teachers support and collaborate with each other on a regular basis across grade levels.