Each year, the Communications and Public Relations Department conducts a survey of all parents to determine what they think of their child’s school. The survey results provide valuable information that helps improve communications with parents and that helps school staff members as they develop their School Improvement Plans.
The most recent survey was conducted from April 2 through May 4, 2018. During that period, a total of 2,715 responses were collected. The core of the survey consisted of 14 statements about their child's school as well as questions about how they receive information about schools.
The results of the 2018 parent survey can be summarized with the following statements:
- The results were generally the same as they were last year, but overall showed slightly lower agreement to the statements.
- Although slightly lower, the survey results were still very positive. Only one statement had less than half of respondents agree. Twelve of the 14 statements had agreement by more than 60 percent of respondents and six had agreement by more than 70 percent.
- Elementary parents are generally more positive about school than middle school parents, and middle school parents are more positive than high school parents. Parents who reported having a child with a race other than White were more positive than those who have White children.
- More than three-quarters of parents feel welcome in Mukilteo schools.
- More than 70 percent of parents have a positive impression about the quality of education their children are receiving at school.
- Parents feel that school buildings and grounds are clean and well maintained.
- Most parents say they are well informed about what’s going on in school, but many parents are not certain about what schools are doing to improve student learning.
- Keeping parents informed about their child's academic progress remains the biggest issue of the survey. The concern exists at all levels, but is especially large among high school parents.
- Parents want more information about curriculum, assessments and testing, and student services. High school parents also want more information about graduation requirements.
- Parents get more information about school from their child than from any other source, but the source they most prefer is email. Parents at all levels would prefer to get more information from staff members than what they are receiving, especially at the secondary level.
Here is a link to a more detailed analysis of the survey results.