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Climate Survey 2010!



The Board of Directors received the results of the recent Enumclaw School District Climate Survey at their January business meeting.

This is the third consecutive year Enumclaw School District has asked for input from students, staff and parents through an online Climate Survey.

Below is the Executive Summary for the Climate Survey.

The Climate Survey will continue to be a tool we can use to make decisions, reflect on our practices, and plan for the future. It continues to be a window of opportunity to understand our strengths and areas for growth as an organization that serves students in learning.

The Board of Directors and district staff members are grateful to all who participated in this year's survey. The survey this year was conducted in November to coincide with student conferences and proved to be a bit of a challenge with the 3 unexpected snow days!

The complete survey notebook is on file at the district administrative office for anyone who might be interested in reading the survey in its entirety.

What we do well:

Next Steps:

  • Students, parents and staff continue to indicate a feeling of comfort, welcoming and safety at schools.

Continue the programs and practices currently in place. Continue with the culture and caring that are a trademark of the Enumclaw School District.

  • Well prepared, competent, and caring staff are hired by the district.

Continue hiring practices and standards set.

  • Students indicate they are encouraged to do well and balance their lives between activities and scholastics.

Continue with focusing on learning for students and adults. Setting of priorities and modeling for students has proven a successful strategy.

  • Communication continues to be an important aspect of the expectations from the staff and community.

Leadership continues to look for new and more efficient ways to communicate information to all entities.

Areas of Improvement:

 Next Steps:

  • The use of technology in the classroom, particularly by students, needs to be addressed.

With planning and movement forward with the technology levy, training in this area will take a priority.

  • Students still indicate a desire for greater challenges in their classes.

This will be an area of discussion with leadership. Leadership is participating in CEL training which will also address this area.

  • Secondary staff indicates a need for texts/curriculum which will meet individual needs and diversity for students.

CIA is pulling content area teachers together to develop alignment of curriculum.

  • Technology support systems such as SWIFT and Family Access could be increased to support student learning.

Staff will continue to look for methods and training to expand the use of these supports.