Student Climate Survey
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November 2021 Student Climate Survey Results Now Available!
Thank you, students, educators and school leaders, for your support and engagement during the Fall 2021 Student Survey of School Climate this November and December.
Despite the challenges of this year, we were able to hear from almost 70% of all 3-12th graders (26,662 students) with many school communities engaging 90-100% of their students!
This year’s survey cycle has included workshops and trainings where we’ve learned the many ways educators are implementing findings from this survey (and other youth voice practices) into everyday decision making!
Summary results from the survey are now available on our public survey portal.
Here you will find your school’s results by student groups and self-reported identities.
For background, resources and a training video on how to navigate the portal, visit the District Surveys page.
Why does SPS conduct a student climate survey?
Research confirms what our families, youth, and educators have known for decades: a safe and supportive school environment —where students have positive social relationships, are respected and engaged in their work, and feel competent —matters (Amodio & Mendoza, 2010; Bottiani et al., 2016; Bradshaw et al., 2015).
How our children and youth experience the overall climate of their schools impacts their achievement and success.
How data is collected
The student survey of school climate is just one data source that helps assess the degree to which the district is meeting its core commitments in these areas and Seattle Excellence, our five-year strategic plan.
This survey is translated in to SPS’s top five home languages and typically administered two times a year (fall and spring) to students in grades 3-12 so schools can gauge progress and plan for student success.