TRSD District Administrator
Spirit Article, March 2023
School Climate Survey Results
In the fall of 2022, the Tomorrow River School District conducted a school climate survey with the assistance of School Perceptions. The mission of School Perceptions is to help educational leaders gather, organize and use data to make strategic decisions. The survey generated 392 responses from school employees, parents and community members. Here are some of the big-picture results from the survey.
On a scale of 0 to 10 (with 10 being extremely likely, 5 being neutral and 0 being extremely unlikely), how likely would you be to recommend the district to a friend or family member? On this important question, with enrollment a focal point, the Tomorrow River School District scored a 7.72. Compared to other districts across the state, this is a very good score.
Of all respondents, 93% felt that the district is doing great or good in providing high quality athletic opportunities. Eighty-four percent of all respondents indicated that the district is either doing great or good in the area of maintaining school facilities. Seventy-nine percent of all respondents felt the district is doing great or good in delivering a high quality education. Seventy-four percent of all respondents felt the district is doing great or good in keeping the public informed. The district scored 3.34 on a scale of 0-4 (4 great, 3 good, 2 fair, 1 poor) on the question of building being the pride in the community.
In the area of the district supporting equitable opportunities for our students, 88% of all respondents felt the district is doing a great or good job in supporting different economic backgrounds. Eighty-seven percent of all respondents felt the district is doing a great or good job in supporting different racial backgrounds. Eighty-six percent of all respondents felt the district is doing a great or good job in supporting all genders, and 80% of all respondents felt the district is doing a great or good job in supporting different cultural backgrounds.
In the area of planning, the question was where do you believe the district should focus improvement efforts over the next five years. Responses were separated by non-parents, parents and staff. Fifty-two percent of the non-parents and 49% of the parents said to prepare students for life after high school as their top response. Forty-six percent of the staff said to focus on recruiting and retaining high quality staff as their top response.
The top responses for all three groups for the question of choosing up to five words you believe best describes the district at the current time were as follows: Parents stated: friendly, average, welcoming, committed and safe. Non-parents stated: friendly, welcoming, well-run, supportive and committed. Staff stated: welcoming, friendly, caring, understaffed and supportive.
To review the complete Tomorrow River School Climate Survey Results, please visit our website at: https://www.amherst.k12.wi.us/