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

Venus Independent School District Management and Performance Review

(n = 74)

Demographic Data

Totals may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

1. Gender (Optional) Male Female
  50% 50%

2. Ethnicity (Optional) Anglo African American Hispanic Asian Other
  54.9% 1.4% 21.1% 2.8% 19.7%

3. What is your classification? Junior Senior
  1.37% 98.65%

A. Educational Service Delivery and Performance Measurement
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
1 The needs of the college-bound student are being met. 4.1% 49% 26.0% 17.8% 2.7%
2 The needs of the work-bound student are being met. 5.5% 39% 42.5% 11% 1.4%
3 The district has effective educational programs for the following:          
  a) Reading 11% 66% 16.4% 6.8% 0%
  b) Writing 11% 73% 12% 4% 0%
  c) Mathematics 23% 67% 5.5% 4% 0%
  d) Science 13.7% 71% 8.2% 6.8% 0%
  e) English or Language Arts 16.4% 67% 8.2% 5.5% 3%
  f) Computer Instruction 11% 77% 9.6% 2.7% 0%
  g) Social Studies (history or geography) 19.4% 71% 6.9% 1.4% 1.4%
  h) Fine Arts 11% 69% 14% 2.7% 4%
  i) Physical Education 8.2% 66% 19% 2.7% 4%
  j) Business Education 8.2% 60% 27% 4.1% 0%
  k) Vocational (Career and Technology) Education 8.2% 52% 25% 14% 1.4%
  l) Foreign Language 4.2% 39% 14% 31% 13%
4 The district has effective special programs for the following:          
  a) Library Service 8.2% 67% 18% 5.5% 1.4%
  b) Honors/Gifted and Talented Education 12% 63% 16% 5.5% 2.7%
  c) Special Education 16% 70% 11% 1.4% 1.4%
  d) Student mentoring program 2.8% 36% 39% 18% 4.2%
  e) Advanced placement program 11% 56% 21% 8.3% 4.2%
  f) Career counseling program 2.7% 36% 32% 26% 4.1%
  g) College counseling program 2.7% 38% 26% 25% 8.2%
5 Students have access, when needed, to school nurse. 9.5% 50% 11% 26% 4.1%
6 Classrooms are seldom left unattended. 5.4% 58% 26% 5.4% 5.4%
7 The district provides a high quality education. 4.1% 53% 31% 8% 4.1%
8 The district has high quality teachers. 4.2% 42% 35% 14% 5.6%

B. Facilities Use and Management
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
9 Schools are clean. 8% 51% 22% 11% 8.1%
10 Buildings are properly maintained in a timely manner. 8% 60% 19% 8% 5.4%
11 Repairs are made in a timely manner 6.8% 49% 26% 11% 8.1%
12 Emergency maintenance is handled timely. 14% 48% 27% 4% 6.8%

C. Purchasing and Warehousing
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
13 There are enough textbooks in all my classes. 12% 46% 14% 19% 9.5%
14 Students are issued textbooks in a timely manner. 12% 72% 12% 2.7% 1.4%
15 Textbooks are in good shape. 6.8% 51% 18% 19% 5.4%
16 The school library meets student needs for books and other resources. 22% 60% 5.6% 6.9% 5.6%

D. Food Services
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
17 The school breakfast program is available to all children. 20% 58% 12% 4.1% 5.4%
18 The cafeteria's food looks and tastes good. 1.4% 9.5% 34% 26% 29.7%
19 Food is served warm. 2.7% 41% 22% 19% 15%
20 Students have enough time to eat. 1.4% 30% 22% 22% 25.7%
21 Students eat lunch at the appropriate time of day. 6.8% 65% 13.5% 6.8% 8.1%
22 Students wait in food lines no longer than 10 minutes. 2.8% 19% 6.9% 43% 28%
23 Discipline and order are maintained in the school cafeteria. 8.2% 51% 27% 8.2% 5.5%
24 Cafeteria staff is helpful and friendly. 8.2% 51% 18% 11% 12.3%
25 Cafeteria facilities are sanitary and neat. 6.8% 44% 32% 9.6% 8.2%

E. Transportation
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
26 I regularly ride the bus. 2.8% 13.9% 26.4% 23.6% 33.3%
27 The bus driver maintains discipline on the bus. 4.2% 21.1% 67.6% 1.4% 5.6%
28 The length of my bus ride is reasonable. 2.9% 24.3% 64.3% 4.3% 4.3%
29 The drop-off zone at the school is safe. 2.8% 26.8% 60.6% 5.6% 4.2%
30 The bus stop near my house is safe. 7.0% 28.2% 59.2% 1.4% 4.2%
31 The bus stop is within walking distance from our home. 9.9% 23.9% 63.4% 0.0% 2.8%
32 Buses arrive and leave on time. 4.2% 23.9% 63.4% 4.2% 4.2%
33 Buses arrive early enough for students to eat breakfast at school. 7.0% 22.5% 60.6% 5.6% 4.2%
34 uses seldom break down. 4.2% 21.1% 63.4% 5.6% 5.6%
35 Buses are clean. 1.4% 15.5% 70.4% 7.0% 5.6%
36 Bus drivers allow students to sit down before taking off. 5.6% 15.5% 66.2% 7.0% 5.6%

F. Safety and Security
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
37 feel safe and secure at school. 9.6% 58.9% 11.0% 9.6% 11.0%
38 School disturbances are infrequent. 6.8% 53.4% 24.7% 11.0% 4.1%
39 Gangs are not a problem in this district. 17.8% 45.2% 16.4% 11.0% 9.6%
40 Drugs are not a problem in this district. 5.4% 21.6% 23.0% 28.4% 21.6%
41 Vandalism is not a problem in this district. 6.8% 18.9% 24.3% 36.5% 13.5%
42 Security personnel have a good working relationship with principals and teachers. 10.8% 52.7% 29.7% 2.7% 4.1%
43 Security personnel are respected and liked by the students they serve. 8.1% 37.8% 35.1% 10.8% 8.1%
44 A good working arrangement exists between the local law enforcement and the district. 6.8% 31.1% 51.4% 5.4% 5.4%
45 Students receive fair and equitable discipline for misconduct. 9.6% 28.8% 35.6% 9.6% 16.4%
46 Safety hazards do not exist on school grounds. 2.7% 35.1% 37.8% 16.2% 8.1%

G. Computers and Technology
Survey
Questions
Strongly
Agree
Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
47 Students have regular access to computer equipment and software in the classroom. 9.5% 62.2% 8.1% 9.5% 10.8%
48 Teachers know how to use computers in the classroom. 16.2% 56.8% 14.9% 8.1% 4.1%
49 Computers are new enough to be useful for student instruction. 13.5% 55.4% 17.6% 5.4% 8.1%
50 The district offers enough classes in computer fundamentals. 10.8% 55.4% 20.3% 9.5% 4.1%
51 The district meets student needs in advanced computer skills. 6.8% 43.2% 32.4% 14.9% 2.7%
52 Teachers and students have easy access to the Internet. 18.9% 56.8% 14.9% 6.8% 2.7%