Posted Date: 02/10/2017
The Andover climate survey is given annually to employees, parents and students. Aligning with the district goal of Culture & Climate to provide a positive, safe environment to optimize student and staff success, the survey analyzes the atmosphere of Andover Public Schools. The information from the survey guides the district’s constant improvement efforts.
With nearly 4,000 responses, the district is pleased with the participation from staff, parents and students. As various groups have viewed the results, three areas on the survey have been identified as the top priorities to stakeholders. The areas of utmost importance are Quality Instruction, Safety and Feeling Valued. These were determined based on feedback from the Superintendent’s Student Advisory Team, district leadership teams and administrators.
The survey shows 90 percent of parents and secondary students are “very satisfied” or “satisfied” with the quality of instruction. Regarding school safety, 89 percent of parents, secondary students and staff said they are “very satisfied” or “satisfied.” Finally, 79 percent of parents, secondary students and staff feel connected to their school and valued by the district.
These results will be shared with the Board of Education on Feb. 13 and are posted at www.usd385.org under the District tab. Each school’s individual data is posted on its website under Resources.