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Appendix E
TEACHER SURVEY RESULTS
Demographic Data/Survey Questions
Narrative Comments

(n=153)
Demographic Data
Note: Totals may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.
1. Gender (Optional) Male Female No Response
  22.2% 72.5% 5.2%

2. Ethnicity (Optional) Anglo African American Hispanic Asian Other No response
  86.9% 1.3% 3.9% 0.0% 0.7% 7.2%

3. How long have you been employed by Kerrville ISD?
No Response 1-5 years 6-10 years 11-15 years 16-20 years 20+ years
0.0% 39.2% 22.9% 17.0% 8.5% 12.4%

4. What grade(s) do you teach this year?
Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten First Second Third
3.9% 9.2% 10.5% 8.5% 8.5%
Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth
11.8% 7.8% 8.5% 15.7% 15.7%
Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth
26.8% 28.8% 29.4% 25.5%

A. District Organization and Management

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
1. The school board allows sufficient time for public input at meetings. 3.3% 45.8% 35.9% 9.8% 2.6% 2.6%
2. School board members listen to the opinions and desires of others. 3.3% 42.5% 21.6% 23.5% 7.8% 1.3%
3. School board members work well with the superintendent. 5.2% 49.7% 36.6% 5.9% 0.7% 2.0%
4. The school board has a good image in the community. 3.3% 34.0% 21.6% 32.7% 5.9% 2.6%
5. The superintendent is a respected and effective instructional leader. 5.2% 26.1% 16.3% 35.3% 14.4% 2.6%
6. The superintendent is a respected and effective business manager. 3.3% 22.2% 16.3% 39.2% 15.7% 3.3%
7. Central administration is efficient. 3.9% 24.2% 13.1% 39.2% 15.0% 4.6%
8. Central administration supports the educational process. 4.6% 45.8% 13.1% 26.1% 6.5% 3.9%
9. The morale of central administration staff is good. 3.9% 24.2% 56.2% 11.1% 2.0% 2.6%

B. Educational Service Delivery and Performance Measurement

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
10. Education is the main priority in our school district. 18.3% 51.6% 2.6% 20.9% 3.9% 2.6%
11. Teachers are given an opportunity to suggest programs and materials that they believe are most effective. 9.2% 57.5% 7.8% 20.9% 3.3% 1.3%
12. The needs of the college-bound student are being met. 9.8% 54.9% 17.0% 14.4% 2.0% 2.0%
13. The needs of the work-bound student are being met. 3.3% 36.2% 20.4% 25.7% 13.2% 1.3%
14. The district provides curriculum guides for all grades and subjects. 14.4% 54.2% 11.1% 15.0% 2.6% 2.6%
15. The curriculum guides are appropriately aligned and coordinated. 21.6% 48.4% 10.5% 15.0% 2.0% 2.6%
16. The district's curriculum guides clearly outline what to teach and how to teach it. 11.8% 46.4% 18.3% 17.0% 3.9% 2.6%
17. The district has effective educational programs for the following:            
  a) Reading 19.0% 58.8% 10.5% 9.8% 0.0% 2.0%
  b) Writing 17.6% 53.6% 11.8% 14.4% 0.7% 2.0%
  c) Mathematics 21.1% 53.9% 9.2% 11.2% 2.6% 2.0%
  d) Science 12.4% 52.9% 19.0% 10.5% 2.6% 2.6%
  e) English or Language Arts 15.0% 67.3% 9.8% 5.9% 0.0% 2.0%
  f) Computer Instruction 10.5% 47.7% 15.0% 20.9% 5.2% 0.7%
  g) Social Studies (history or geography) 10.5% 51.6% 21.6% 15.0% 1.3% 0.0%
  h) Fine Arts 13.7% 50.3% 13.7% 19.0% 1.3% 2.0%
  i) Physical Education 14.4% 57.5% 13.7% 11.8% 2.0% 0.7%
  j) Business Education 7.2% 40.5% 38.6% 9.8% 1.3% 2.6%
  k) Vocational (Career and Technology) Education 6.5% 30.1% 39.2% 18.3% 4.6% 1.3%
  l) Foreign Language 6.5% 41.8% 34.0% 13.1% 1.3% 3.3%
18. The district has effective special programs for the following:            
  a) Library Service 7.2% 47.7% 23.5% 17.0% 3.9% 0.7%
  b) Honors/Gifted and Talented Education 7.2% 43.4% 11.8% 27.0% 10.5% 0.0%
  c) Special Education 17.0% 59.5% 9.2% 11.1% 2.0% 1.3%
  d) Head Start and Even Start programs 15.7% 53.6% 26.8% 1.3% 2.0% 0.7%
  e) Dyslexia program 3.3% 34.6% 28.1% 25.5% 7.2% 1.3%
  f) Student mentoring program 10.5% 62.7% 14.4% 9.8% 1.3% 1.3%
  g) Advanced placement program 7.2% 54.9% 30.1% 6.5% 1.3% 0.0%
  h) Literacy program 5.9% 47.1% 35.3% 10.5% 0.7% 0.7%
  i) Programs for students at risk of dropping out of school 3.9% 37.9% 22.9% 25.5% 8.5% 1.3%
  j) Summer school programs 2.0% 30.7% 28.8% 26.1% 11.1% 1.3%
  k) Alternative education programs 2.6% 36.6% 26.8% 19.6% 13.7% 0.7%
  l) "English as a Second Language" program 3.3% 46.4% 31.4% 15.0% 2.6% 1.3%
  m) Career counseling program 2.0% 26.8% 43.1% 22.9% 3.9% 1.3%
  n) College counseling program 2.6% 30.7% 41.8% 20.9% 2.6% 1.3%
  o) Counseling the parents of students 1.3% 25.5% 33.3% 32.7% 5.9% 1.3%
  p) Drop out prevention program 2.0% 24.8% 43.1% 22.9% 5.9% 1.3%
19. Parents are immediately notified if a child is absent from school. 5.2% 49.7% 16.3% 21.6% 6.5% 0.7%
20. Teacher turnover is low. 1.3% 29.4% 17.0% 39.9% 11.1% 1.3%
21. Highly qualified teachers fill job openings. 3.9% 37.9% 10.5% 39.9% 5.9% 2.0%
22. Teacher openings are filled quickly. 2.6% 48.4% 16.3% 26.1% 3.9% 2.6%
23. Teachers are rewarded for superior performance. 1.3% 8.5% 8.5% 47.7% 32.7% 1.3%
24. Teachers are counseled about less-than-satisfactory performance. 2.0% 45.8% 30.7% 16.3% 2.6% 2.6%
25. Teachers are knowledgeable in the subject areas they teach. 9.2% 68.0% 8.5% 10.5% 1.3% 2.6%
26. All schools have equal access to educational materials such as computers, television monitors, science labs and art classes. 2.0% 42.5% 14.4% 26.1% 13.7% 1.3%
27. The students-to-teacher ratio is reasonable. 4.6% 57.5% 5.9% 24.2% 6.5% 1.3%
28. Classrooms are seldom left unattended. 17.0% 68.0% 5.2% 5.9% 2.0% 2.0%

C. Personnel Management

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
29. District salaries are competitive with similar positions in the job market. 0.7% 8.5% 1.3% 47.7% 40.5% 1.3%
30. The district has a good and timely program for orienting new employees. 6.5% 60.1% 9.8% 17.6% 3.3% 2.6%
31. Temporary workers are rarely used. 2.0% 35.9% 24.8% 28.1% 6.5% 2.6%
32. The district successfully projects future staffing needs. 1.3% 24.8% 25.5% 37.9% 7.8% 2.6%
33. The district has an effective employee recruitment program. 0.7% 13.7% 33.3% 34.0% 15.7% 2.6%
34. The district operates an effective staff development program. 4.6% 49.7% 7.2% 28.8% 7.2% 2.6%
35. District employees receive annual personnel evaluations. 26.1% 69.3% 2.0% 0.7% 0.0% 2.0%
36. The district rewards competence and experience and spells out qualifications such as seniority and skill levels needed for promotion. 0.7% 13.1% 16.3% 44.4% 24.2% 1.3%
37. Employees who perform below the standard of expectation are counseled appropriately and timely. 2.0% 28.8% 42.5% 22.2% 3.3% 1.3%
38. The district has a fair and timely grievance process. 1.3% 34.6% 50.3% 11.1% 1.3% 1.3%
39. The district's health insurance package meets my needs. 0.7% 7.8% 3.3% 32.7% 54.9% 0.7%

D. Community Involvement

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
40. The district regularly communicates with parents. 6.5% 63.4% 9.8% 17.0% 2.6% 0.7%
41. The local television and radio stations regularly report school news and menus. 16.3% 60.8% 15.0% 7.2% 0.0% 0.7%
42. Schools have plenty of volunteers to help student and school programs. 3.3% 50.3% 13.7% 29.4% 2.0% 1.3%
43. District facilities are open for community use. 7.8% 66.0% 18.3% 5.2% 1.3% 1.3%

E. Facilities Use and Management

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
44. The district plans facilities far enough in the future to support enrollment growth. 4.6% 46.4% 14.4% 26.8% 5.9% 2.0%
45. Parents, citizens, students, faculty, staff and the board provide input into facility planning. 7.8% 54.2% 12.4% 17.0% 5.2% 3.3%
46. The architect and construction managers are selected objectively and impersonally. 3.3% 27.6% 50.7% 12.5% 4.6% 1.3%
47. The quality of new construction is excellent. 2.0% 22.2% 41.2% 26.8% 3.9% 3.9%
48. Schools are clean. 4.6% 44.4% 3.3% 35.3% 10.5% 2.0%
49. Buildings are properly maintained in a timely manner. 3.9% 29.4% 8.5% 41.2% 16.3% 0.7%
50. Repairs are made in a timely manner. 2.0% 28.1% 8.5% 43.8% 16.3% 1.3%
51. Emergency maintenance is handled promptly. 3.3% 48.4% 14.4% 22.2% 10.5% 1.3%

F. Financial Management

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
52. Site-based budgeting is used effectively to extend the involvement of principals and teachers. 2.0% 37.3% 25.5% 25.5% 8.5% 1.3%
53. Campus administrators are well-trained in fiscal management techniques. 4.6% 42.5% 37.9% 8.5% 5.2% 1.3%
54. Financial reports are allocated fairly and equitably at my school. 7.2% 43.1% 19.0% 19.6% 10.5% 0.7%

G. Purchasing and Warehousing

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
55. Purchasing gets me what I need when I need it. 2.0% 34.6% 14.4% 35.3% 12.4% 1.3%
56. Purchasing acquires the highest quality materials and equipment at the lowest cost. 2.6% 29.4% 35.9% 26.1% 4.6% 1.3%
57. Purchasing processes are not cumbersome for the requestor. 2.0% 24.2% 19.0% 39.2% 14.4% 1.3%
58. Vendors are selected competitively. 3.3% 39.2% 44.4% 7.8% 3.3% 2.0%
59. The district provides teachers and administrators an easy-to-use standard list of supplies and equipment. 1.3% 34.6% 15.7% 34.0% 12.4% 2.0%
60. Students are issued textbooks in a timely manner. 9.2% 65.4% 12.4% 7.2% 4.6% 1.3%
61. Textbooks are in good shape. 7.8% 61.4% 13.7% 15.0% 1.3% 0.7%
62. The school library meets students' needs for books and other resources. 11.8% 55.6% 7.2% 14.4% 9.8% 1.3%

H. Food Services

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
63. The cafeteria's food looks and tastes good. 3.9% 40.5% 23.5% 21.6% 9.2% 1.3%
64. Food is served warm. 6.5% 64.1% 19.0% 7.2% 2.0% 1.3%
65. Students eat lunch at the appropriate time of day. 9.2% 75.2% 7.2% 5.9% 1.3% 1.3%
66. Students wait in food lines no longer than 10 minutes 9.2% 65.8% 15.8% 6.6% 1.3% 1.3%
67. Discipline and order are maintained in the school cafeteria. 9.8% 65.4% 12.4% 9.2% 2.0% 1.3%
68. Cafeteria staff is helpful and friendly. 14.4% 61.4% 11.8% 9.8% 1.3% 1.3%
69. Cafeteria facilities are sanitary and neat. 14.4% 71.2% 9.8% 2.6% 0.7% 1.3%

I. Safety and Security

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
70. School disturbances are infrequent. 5.2% 59.5% 5.9% 22.9% 4.6% 2.0%
71. Gangs are not a problem in this district. 4.6% 44.1% 20.4% 26.3% 3.9% 0.7%
72. Drugs are not a problem in this district. 0.7% 12.4% 18.3% 47.7% 20.3% 0.7%
73. Vandalism is not a problem in this district. 1.3% 33.3% 18.3% 37.3% 9.8% 0.0%
74. Security personnel have a good working relationship with principals and teachers. 4.6% 43.8% 40.5% 7.8% 2.0% 1.3%
75. Security personnel are respected and liked by the students they serve. 3.3% 41.2% 46.4% 7.2% 0.7% 1.3%
76. A good working arrangement exists between the local law enforcement and the district. 9.2% 67.3% 15.7% 4.6% 3.3% 0.0%
77. Students receive fair and equitable discipline for misconduct. 5.9% 47.1% 6.5% 27.5% 12.4% 0.7%
78. Safety hazards do not exist on school grounds. 3.3% 48.4% 15.7% 28.8% 2.6% 1.3%

J. Computers and Technology

Survey Questions Strongly Agree Agree No Opinion Disagree Strongly Disagree No Response
79. Students regularly use computers. 11.1% 55.6% 5.2% 24.2% 3.3% 0.7%
80. Students have regular access to computer equipment and software in the classroom. 7.2% 38.6% 7.2% 36.6% 9.8% 0.7%
81. Teachers know how to use computers in the classroom. 3.3% 69.3% 9.2% 15.0% 1.3% 2.0%
82. Computers are new enough to be useful for student instruction. 5.2% 64.7% 5.2% 17.6% 6.5% 0.7%
83. The district meets students' needs in classes in computer fundamentals. 6.5% 56.9% 9.2% 20.3% 5.9% 1.3%
84. The district meets students' needs in classes in advanced computer skills. 2.6% 39.5% 26.3% 19.7% 11.2% 0.7%
85. Teachers and students have easy access to the Internet. 8.5% 63.4% 2.0% 20.9% 4.6% 0.7%