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

Venus Independent School District Management and Performance Review

(n = 24)

Demographic Data

Totals may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

1. Gender (Optional) Male Female No Response
  38% 54% 8%

2. Ethnicity (Optional) Anglo African American Hispanic Asian Other No Response
  75% 0% 8% 0% 4% 8%

3. How long have you been employed by Venus ISD? 1-5
years
6-10
years
11-15
years
16-20
years
20+
years
  67% 8% 13% 8% 4%

4. What grades do you teach this year?
Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten First Second Third
8% 17% 8% 8% 13%
Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth
4% 4% 13% 17% 29%
Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth
25% 25% 25% 21%

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. 13% 54% 29% 4% 0% 0%
2 School board members listen to the opinions and desires of others. 0% 63% 33% 4% 0% 0%
3 School board members work well with the superintendent. 4% 50% 33% 13% 0% 0%
4 The school board has a good image in the community. 0% 38% 21% 38% 4% 0%
5 The superintendent is a respected and effective instructional leader. 29% 46% 17% 4% 4% 0%
6 The superintendent is a respected and effective business manager. 17% 42% 21% 17% 4% 0%
7 Central administration is efficient. 4% 42% 17% 38% 0% 0%
8 Central administration supports the educational process. 17% 50% 17% 17% 0% 0%
9 The morale of central administration staff is good. 8% 21% 50% 17% 4% 0%

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. 25% 54% 4% 8% 4% 4%
11 Teachers are given an opportunity to suggest programs and materials that they believe are most effective. 25% 42% 4% 17% 8% 4%
12 The needs of the college-bound student are being met. 4% 38% 42% 0% 13% 4%
13 The needs of the work-bound student are being met. 4% 25% 38% 17% 13% 4%
14 The district provides curriculum guides for all grades and subjects. 13% 33% 4% 29% 17% 4%
15 The curriculum guides are appropriately aligned and coordinated. 8% 38% 4% 29% 13% 8%
16 The district's curriculum guides clearly outline what to teach and how to teach it. 4% 33% 17% 25% 13% 8%
17 The district has effective educational programs for the following:            
  a) Reading 4% 54% 13% 21% 8% 0%
  b) Writing 4% 58% 17% 13% 8% 0%
  c) Mathematics 4% 88% 8% 0% 0% 0%
  d) Science 4% 54% 21% 21% 0% 0%
  e) English or Language Arts 4% 63% 13% 13% 8% 0%
  f) Computer Instruction 4% 58% 13% 21% 0% 4%
  g) Social Studies (history or geography) 4% 54% 13% 29% 0% 0%
  h) Fine Arts 8% 46% 17% 29% 0% 0%
  i) Physical Education 8% 67% 17% 8% 0% 0%
  j) Business Education 4% 29% 58% 8% 0% 0%
  k) Vocational (Career and Technology) Education 8% 42% 42% 4% 0% 4%
  l) Foreign Language 4% 8% 42% 21% 17% 8%
18 The district has effective special programs for the following:            
  a) Library Service 13% 63% 17% 4% 4% 0%
  b) Honors/Gifted and Talented Education 4% 58% 17% 13% 8% 0%
  c) Special Education 17% 58% 13% 4% 4% 4%
  d) Head Start and Even Start programs 4% 33% 54% 8% 0% 0%
  e) Dyslexia program 8% 29% 54% 8% 0% 0%
  f) Student mentoring program 4% 42% 25% 25% 4% 0%
  g) Advanced placement program 8% 25% 46% 17% 0% 4%
  h) Literacy program 0% 25% 50% 17% 4% 4%
  i) Programs for students at risk of dropping out of school 4% 25% 42% 17% 8% 4%
  j) Summer school programs 4% 54% 8% 17% 13% 4%
  k) Alternative education programs 4% 58% 29% 4% 4% 0%
  l) "English as a second language" program 4% 33% 17% 46% 0% 0%
  m) Career counseling program 4% 17% 50% 21% 8% 0%
  n) College counseling program 7% 17% 58% 8% 10% 0%
  o) Counseling the parents of students 0% 13% 46% 29% 13% 0%
  p) Drop out prevention program 4% 17% 50% 17% 13% 0%
19 Parents are immediately notified if a child is absent from school. 13% 38% 29% 20% 0% 0%
20 Teacher turnover is low. 8% 0% 8% 48% 46% 0%
21 Highly qualified teachers fill job openings. 0% 33% 13% 38% 17% 0%
22 Teacher openings are filled quickly. 4% 29% 29% 25% 13% 0%
23 Teachers are rewarded for superior performance. 4% 0% 25% 42% 29% 0%
24 Teachers are counseled about less than satisfactory performance. 0% 42% 33% 13% 13% 0%
25 Teachers are knowledgeable in the subject areas they teach. 0% 67% 21% 8% 4% 0%
26 All schools have equal access to educational materials such as computers, television monitors, science labs and art classes. 25% 46% 13% 17% 0% 0%
27 The student-to-teacher ratio is reasonable. 13% 63% 8% 13% 4% 0%
28 Classrooms are seldom left unattended. 21% 58% 21% 0% 0% 0%

C. Personnel
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% 17% 0% 46% 38% 0%
30 The district has a good and timely program for orienting new employees. 8% 42% 13% 29% 8% 0%
31 Temporary workers are rarely used. 4% 38% 29% 21% 8% 0%
32 The district successfully projects future staffing needs. 0% 25% 38% 29% 8% 0%
33 The district has an effective employee recruitment program. 0% 13% 42% 33% 13% 0%
34 The district operates an effective staff development program. 13% 42% 4% 38% 4% 0%
35 District employees receive annual personnel evaluations. 21% 67% 4% 8% 0% 0%
36 The district rewards competence and experience and spells out qualifications such as seniority and skill levels needed for promotion. 4% 4% 42% 42% 8% 0%
37 Employees who perform below the standard of expectation are counseled appropriately and timely. 0% 13% 50% 21% 17% 0%
38 The district has a fair and timely grievance process. 0% 33% 54% 8% 4% 0%
39 The district's health insurance package meets my needs. 4% 29% 17% 33% 13% 4%
40 The district regularly communicates with parents. 8% 63% 13% 8% 8% 0%
41 The local television and radio stations regularly report school news and menus. 0% 8% 38% 25% 29% 0%
42 Schools have plenty of volunteers to help student and school programs. 0% 8% 8% 42% 42% 0%
43 District facilities are open for community use. 13% 75% 4% 4% 4% 0%

D. 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. 0% 42% 29% 17% 8% 4%
45 Parents, citizens, students, faculty, staff and the board provide input into facility planning. 4% 21% 42% 21% 13% 0%
46 The architect and construction managers are selected objectively and impersonally. 0% 0% 83% 17% 0% 0%
47 The quality of new construction is excellent. 4% 46% 25% 17% 8% 0%
48 Schools are clean. 0% 42% 8% 29% 21% 0%
49 Buildings are properly maintained in a timely manner. 0% 29% 17% 50% 4% 0%
50 Repairs are made in a timely manner. 0% 29% 8% 46% 17% 0%
51 Emergency maintenance is handled promptly. 0% 58% 21% 21% 0% 0%

E. 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. 0% 38% 50% 4% 8% 0%
53 Campus administrators are well trained in fiscal management techniques. 0% 17% 71% 13% 0% 0%
54 Financial resources are allocated fairly and equitably at my school. 0% 42% 17% 33% 8% 0%

F. 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. 0% 38% 21% 38% 4% 0%
56 Purchasing acquires the highest quality materials and equipment at the lowest cost. 0% 38% 54% 8% 0% 0%
57 Purchasing processes are not cumbersome for the requestor. 0% 37% 46% 17% 0% 0%
58 Vendors are selected competitively. 4% 29% 63% 4% 0% 0%
59 The district provides teachers and administrators an easy-to-use standard list of supplies and equipment. 0% 29% 33% 25% 13% 0%
60 Students are issued textbooks in a timely manner. 0% 71% 17% 13% 0% 0%
61 Textbooks are in good shape. 4% 63% 17% 13% 4% 0%
62 The school library meets the student needs for books and other resources. 25% 63% 4% 4% 4% 0%

G. Food Services
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
63 The cafeteria's food looks and tastes good. 0% 38% 13% 29% 21% 0%
64 Food is served warm. 4% 75% 13% 4% 4% 0%
65 Students eat lunch at the appropriate time of day. 8% 88% 0% 4% 0% 0%
66 Students wait in food lines no longer than 10 minutes. 13% 67% 13% 8% 0% 0%
67 Discipline and order are maintained in the school cafeteria. 13% 71% 8% 4% 4% 0%
68 Cafeteria staff is helpful and friendly. 17% 71% 4% 8% 0% 0%
69 Cafeteria facilities are sanitary and neat. 17% 71% 0% 8% 4% 0%

H. Safety and Security
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
70 School disturbances are infrequent. 13% 50% 17% 13% 8% 0%
71 Gangs are not a problem in this district. 17% 54% 17% 13% 0% 0%
72 Drugs are not a problem in this district. 8% 17% 21% 38% 17% 0%
73 Vandalism is not a problem in this district. 4% 25% 25% 38% 8% 0%
74 Security personnel have a good working relationship with principals and teachers. 4% 46% 42% 4% 4% 0%
75 Security personnel are respected and liked by the students they serve. 4% 33% 50% 8% 4% 0%
76 A good working arrangement exists between local law enforcement and the district. 4% 38% 42% 17% 0% 0%
77 Students receive fair and equitable discipline for misconduct. 0% 42% 13% 29% 17% 0%
78 Safety hazards do not exist on school grounds. 0% 58% 21% 13% 8% 0%

I. Computers and Technology
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
79 Students regularly use computers. 17% 67% 4% 13% 0% 0%
80 Students have regular access to computer equipment and software in the classroom. 8% 54% 17% 17% 0% 4%
81 Teachers know how to use computers in the classroom. 8% 71% 0% 21% 0% 0%
82 Computers are new enough to be useful for student instruction. 17% 67% 13% 4% 0% 0%
83 The district meets student needs in classes in computer fundamentals. 13% 67% 13% 8% 0% 0%
84 The district meets student needs in classes in advanced computer skills. 4% 40% 50% 8% 0% 0%
85 Teachers and students have easy access to the Internet. 21% 67% 4% 8% 0% 0%