2014 Parent Survey

  • The 2014 Parent Survey was sent out electronically to all parents prior to the Spring break. Parents were asked to complete a questionnaire for each child they have at the school.

    The total number of respondents completing the survey was 227, representing a response rate of approximately 43%. This level of response is in keeping with average response rates for surveys in general.

    Basic Demographic Information

    • 58% of responses were for children in the elementary school
    • 42% for children in secondary school.
    • 13% of responses were for PreK
    • 45% of responses were for Kg-G5
    • 23% of responses were for middle school (G6-8)
    • 19% of responses were for G9-G12


    Time at ACST

    • 21% of respondents have been at ACST less than one year
    • 29% of respondents have been at ACST between 1-2 years
    • 26% of respondents have been at ACST between 3-4 years
    • 15% of respondents have been at ACST between 5-6 years
    • 9% of respondents have been at ACST for more than 6 years

     



     


    Summary of Parent Comments

    Most comments in response to the open-ended questions reflected opinions, both supportive and opposed to, expressed in the multiple-choice survey questions.

    Numbers of Comments per Section

    • General Rating of the School (57)          
    • Teaching and Teaching Programs (81)  
    • Communication (61)                        
    • Learning Beyond the Classroom (60) 
    • School Administration (59)             


    In the question concerning recommendations for change, the comment topics and numbers were as follows:

    Suggested Change Topic                   No. of Comments

    • Sports Facilities                                82
    • Cafeteria and Food                           42
    • Building & Maintenance                     40
    • Parking and Drop-Off                        41
    • Theatre/Auditorium                          12
    • Playground Area                               13

     

    In the question requesting suggestions for improvement, the comment topics and numbers were as follows:

    Suggested Improvement Topic         No. of Comments

    • Teaching Programs                          37
    • Cost                                               28
    • Facilities                                         18
    • Food                                               19
    • Learning Beyond the Classroom        15
    • Parent Involvement                         13


    In the question regarding what parents would like to see continued, the comment topics and numbers were as follows:

    Commendations Topic                      No. of Comments

    • Community and Atmosphere             43
    • Staff                                               41
    • Educational Environment                  28
    • Activities                                         12