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Appendix F
PARENT SURVEY RESULTS
Demographic Data/Survey Questions
Narrative Comments

Venus Independent School District Management And Performance Review

(n = 15)

Demographic Data

Totals may not add to 100 percent due to rounding.

1. Gender (Optional) No Response Male Female
  13.0% 27.0% 60.0%

2. Ethnicity (Optional) No Response Anglo African American Hispanic Asian Other
  7% 60% 0% 20% 0% 13%

3. How long have you lived in Venus? No Response 0-15 years 16-10 years 11 or more
years
  0% 53% 13% 33%

4. What grade level(s) does your child(ren) attend?
Pre-Kindergarten Kindergarten First Second Third
27% 7% 0% 20% 20%
Fourth Fifth Sixth Seventh Eighth
7% 13% 20% 13% 13%
Ninth Tenth Eleventh Twelfth
33% 7% 13% 7%

A. District Organization and Management
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
1 The school board allows sufficient time for public input at meetings. 0% 60% 33% 7% 0% 0%
2 School board members listen to the opinions and desires of others. 0% 40% 40% 20% 0% 0%
3 The superintendent is a respected and effective instructional leader. 13% 47% 27% 7% 7% 0%
4 The superintendent is a respected and effective business manager. 13% 60% 20% 7% 0% 0%

B. Educational Service Delivery and Performance Measurement
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
5 The district provides a high quality of services. 0% 53% 13% 27% 7% 0%
6 Teachers are given an opportunity to suggest programs and materials that they believe are most effective. 0% 53% 20% 20% 7% 0%
7 The needs of the college-bound student are being met. 0% 40% 33% 13% 13% 0%
8 The needs of the work-bound student are being met. 0% 33% 40% 20% 7% 0%
9 The district has effective educational programs for the following:            
  a) Reading 0% 67% 13% 13% 0% 7%
  b) Writing 0% 67% 13% 13% 0% 7%
  c) Mathematics 0% 73% 13% 7% 0% 7%
  d) Science 0% 73% 13% 7% 0% 7%
  e) English or Language Arts 0% 60% 27% 7% 0% 7%
  f) Computer Instruction 0% 60% 13% 13% 7% 7%
  g) Social Studies (history or geography) 0% 67% 20% 7% 0% 7%
  h) Fine Arts 0% 60% 20% 13% 0% 7%
  i) Physical Education 0% 73% 13% 0% 7% 7%
  j) Business Education 0% 40% 40% 13% 0% 7%
  k) Vocational (Career and Technology) Education 0% 47% 33% 13% 0% 7%
  l) Foreign Language 0% 40% 40% 7% 7% 7%
10 The district has effective special programs for the following:            
  a) Library Service 7% 73% 13% 0% 7% 0%
  b) Honors/Gifted and Talented Education 7% 40% 20% 13% 7% 13%
  c) Special Education 20% 53% 7% 7% 13% 0%
  d) Head Start and Even Start programs 20% 47% 27% 7% 0% 0%
  e) Dyslexia program 20% 13% 40% 7% 7% 13%
  f) Student mentoring program 0% 53% 27% 7% 7% 7%
  g) Advanced placement program 0% 27% 53% 13% 0% 7%
  h) Literacy program 7% 40% 40% 7% 0% 7%
  i) Programs for students at risk of
of dropping out of school
0% 33% 40% 13% 0% 13%
  j) Summer school programs 7% 33% 20% 13% 13% 13%
  k) Alternative education programs 7% 60% 20% 0% 0% 13%
  l) "English as a second language" program 7% 33% 47% 0% 0% 13%
  m) Career counseling program 0% 20% 60% 13% 0% 7%
  n) College counseling program 0% 13% 53% 27% 0% 7%
  o) Counseling the parents of students 13% 33% 27% 7% 13% 7%
  p) Drop out prevention program 0% 13% 60% 20% 0% 7%
11 Parents are immediately notified if a child is absent from school. 7% 40% 20% 27% 0% 7%
12 Teacher turnover is low. 0% 27% 20% 20% 20% 13%
13 Highly qualified teachers fill job openings. 0% 20% 40% 20% 13% 7%
14 A substitute teacher rarely teaches my child. 20% 40% 27% 13% 0% 0%
15 Teachers are knowledgeable in the subject areas they teach. 13% 47% 27% 13% 0% 0%
16 All schools have equal access to educational materials such as computers, television monitors, science labs and art classes. 7% 47% 33% 13% 0% 0%
17 Students have access, when needed, to a school nurse. 13% 73% 13% 0% 0% 0%
18 Classrooms are seldom left unattended. 7% 60% 13% 7% 7% 7%
19 The district provides a high quality education. 0% 53% 7% 27% 7% 7%
20 The district has a high quality of teachers. 7% 40% 13% 13% 20% 7%

C. Community Involvement
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
21 The district regularly communicates with parents. 0% 47% 13% 40% 0% 0%
22 District facilities are open for community use. 7% 53% 40% 0% 0% 0%
23 Schools have plenty of volunteers to help student and school programs. 7% 40% 13% 33% 7% 0%

D. Facilities Use and Management
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
24 Parents, citizens, students, faculty, staff, and the board provide input into facility planning. 0% 53% 27% 13% 13% 0%
25 Schools are clean. 7% 73% 13% 13% 0% 0%
26 Buildings are properly maintained in a timely manner. 7% 67% 13% 13% 7% 0%
27 Repairs are made in a timely manner. 7% 53% 20% 13% 13% 0%
28 The district uses very few portable buildings. 7% 73% 13% 7% 7% 0%
29 Emergency maintenance is handled promptly. 7% 47% 33% 13% 0% 0%

E. Asset and Risk Management
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
30 My property tax bill is reasonable for the educational services delivered. 0% 53% 13% 27% 13% 0%
31 Board members and administrators do a good job explaining the use of tax dollars. 0% 47% 27% 27% 0% 0%

F. Financial Management
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
32 Site-based budgeting is used effectively to extend the involvement of principals and teachers. 0% 47% 40% 20% 0% 0%
33 Campus administrators are well trained in fiscal management techniques. 0% 33% 47% 20% 0% 0%
34 The district's financial reports are easy to understand and read. 0% 33% 60% 13% 0% 0%
35 Financial reports are made available to community members when asked. 0% 40% 60% 7% 0% 0%

G. Purchasing and Warehousing
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
36 Students are issued textbooks in a timely manner. 7% 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
37 Textbooks are in good shape. 7% 80% 7% 7% 0% 0%
38 The school library meets student needs for books and other resources. 0% 87% 0% 13% 0% 0%

H. Food Services
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
39 My child regularly purchases his/her meal from the cafeteria. 27% 40% 7% 20% 7% 0%
40 The school breakfast program is available to all children. 20% 67% 7% 0% 7% 0%
41 The cafeteria's food looks and tastes good. 7% 33% 27% 13% 20% 0%
42 Food is served warm. 7% 40% 27% 13% 13% 0%
43 Students have enough time to eat. 7% 60% 13% 20% 0% 0%
44 Students eat lunch at the appropriate time of day. 7% 60% 13% 20% 0% 0%
45 Students wait in food lines no longer than 10 minutes. 7% 33% 27% 40% 0% 0%
46 Discipline and order are maintained in the school cafeteria. 13% 67% 13% 7% 0% 0%
47 Cafeteria staff is helpful and friendly. 13% 47% 27% 13% 0% 0%
48 Cafeteria facilities are sanitary and neat. 13% 53% 20% 7% 0% 7%

I. Transportation
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
49 My child regularly rides the bus. 27% 33% 20% 7% 13% 0%
50 The bus driver maintains discipline on the bus. 20% 33% 40% 0% 0% 7%
51 The length of the student's bus ride is reasonable. 13% 47% 20% 7% 7% 7%
52 The drop-off zone at the school is safe. 13% 53% 27% 0% 0% 7%
53 The bus stop near my house is safe. 13% 53% 13% 0% 7% 13%
54 The bus stop is within walking distance from our home. 27% 47% 13% 7% 0% 7%
55 Buses arrive and depart on time. 20% 53% 13% 7% 0% 7%
56 Buses arrive early enough for students to eat breakfast at school. 20% 40% 27% 7% 0% 7%
57 The district has a simple method to request buses for special events. 13% 53% 20% 13% 0% 7%
58 Buses seldom break down. 7% 53% 27% 7% 0% 7%
59 Buses are clean. 20% 33% 13% 20% 0% 13%
60 Bus drivers allow students to sit down before taking off. 0% 47% 40% 0% 0% 13%

J. Safety and Security
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
61 Students feel safe and secure at school. 0% 80% 7% 7% 0% 7%
62 School disturbances are infrequent. 0% 67% 13% 13% 0% 7%
63 Gangs are not a problem in this district. 20% 33% 20% 7% 0% 20%
64 Drugs are not a problem in this district. 7% 33% 33% 13% 13% 0%
65 Vandalism is not a problem in this district. 7% 40% 27% 20% 7% 0%
66 Security personnel have a good working relationship with principals and teachers. 13% 60% 27% 0% 0% 0%
67 Security personnel are respected and liked by the students they serve. 0% 53% 33% 13% 0% 0%
68 A good working arrangement exists between local law enforcement and the district. 0% 67% 27% 7% 0% 0%
69 Students receive fair and equitable discipline for misconduct. 7% 53% 20% 13% 7% 0%
70 Safety hazards do not exist on school grounds. 0% 60% 33% 13% 0% 0%

K. Computers and Technology
Statement Strongly Agree Agree No
Opinion
Disagree Strongly
Disagree
No Response
71 Teachers know how to use computers in the classroom. 0% 60% 20% 20% 0% 0%
72 Computers are new enough to be useful for student instruction. 0% 80% 13% 7% 0% 0%
73 The district meets student needs in classes in computer fundamentals. 0% 80% 13% 7% 0% 0%
74 The district meets student needs in classes in advanced computer skills. 0% 53% 33% 13% 0% 0%
75 Students have easy access to the Internet. 0% 60% 40% 0% 0% 0%