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BOE Surveys Give Insight On Concerns & Strengths

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Published: November 5, 2011 @ 10:50 PM EST
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Results for a 10-question survey were released by the Roselle Park Board Of Education (BOE). The surveys were initially provided to parents during each school’s ‘Back To School Night’ and filled out by parents and guardians.

1,081 surveys were filled out between the elementary schools, the middle school, and the high school.

Out of the 10 questions, six (6) were the same for the entire district. Questions 7 through 10 were different for RPHS and RPMS. The four RPHS questions dealt with TeacherEase, after-school activities, and Guidance services. The Roselle Park Middle School (RPMS) asked about communication, missing homework policy, involvement in school events, and report cards. The last four (4) questions were the same for all the elementary schools and dealt with evening presentations, drop offs/pick-ups, report cards, and lunches.

Although it had a 84.7% approval average rating district-wide, the websites for all schools were commented on for not being user-friendly or updated on a regular basis. Additionally lunches and meals at each school were criticized for all schools. Parents also asked that students be challenged more with their education. On the positive side, all principals were given praise.

The school district average for the 10 questions as well as a copy of comments published can be viewed below.

1. The Roselle Park Board of Education represents your interests and involves the community in its decisions
Very Satisfied
Satisfied
Dissatisfied
Very Dissatisfied
Not Applicable
Total
Roselle Park High School
17.7%
73.8%
6.3%
2.3%
0.0%
100.0%
Roselle Park Middle School
18.4%
67.0%
11.4%
1.4%
1.8%
100.0%
EJF/Aldene School
41.9%
52.0%
4.7%
0.7%
0.7%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
41.4%
51.6%
3.8%
1.3%
1.9%
100.0%
Sherman School
35.0%
57.4%
4.5%
0.0%
3.1%
100.0%
District Average
30.9%
60.4%
6.1%
1.1%
1.5%
100.0%
2. Classroom instruction (regular classes, specials, electives, etc.) meets the needs of your child/children:
Very Satisfied
Satisfied
Dissatisfied
Very Dissatisfied
Not Applicable
Total
Roselle Park High School
27.0%
69.4%
2.4%
0.4%
0.8%
100.0%
Roselle Park Middle School
28.2%
67.6%
3.5%
0.4%
0.4%
100.0%
EJF/Aldene School
41.9%
52.0%
4.7%
0.7%
0.7%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
55.8%
41.7%
2.5%
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
Sherman School
65.2%
33.0%
1.3%
0.5%
0.0%
100.0%
District Average
43.6%
52.8%
2.9%
0.4%
0.4%
3. There is sufficient communication between school and home:
Very Satisfied
Satisfied
Dissatisfied
Very Dissatisfied
Not Applicable
Total
Roselle Park High School
44.0%
53.4%
0.9%
1.4%
0.5%
100.0%
Roselle Park Middle School
29.8%
62.8%
6.0%
0.7%
0.7%
100.0%
EJF/Aldene School
49.7%
46.3%
3.4%
0.7%
0.0%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
62.3%
36.4%
1.3%
0.0%
0.0%
100.0%
Sherman School
68.5%
30.0%
2.3%
0.0%
0.0%
100.7%
District Average
50.8%
45.8%
2.8%
0.5%
0.2%
100.1%
4. Is the amount of homework given appropriate for your child?
Appropriate
Inappropriate
No Opinion
Totals
Roselle Park High School
85.1%
5.9%
9.1%
100.0%
Roselle Park Middle School
85.4%
8.2%
6.4%
100.0%
EJF/Aldene School
94.4%
2.8%
2.8%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
95.3%
3.5%
1.2%
100.0%
Sherman School
90.1%
4.1%
2.7%
96.9%
District Average
90.0%
4.9%
4.4%
99.4%
5. You feel comfortable with contacting your child's school with your concerns:
Appropriate
Inappropriate
No Opinion
Total
Roselle Park High School
94.3%
2.2%
3.5%
100.0%
Roselle Park Middle School
94.7%
2.8%
2.5%
100.0%
EJF/Aldene School
96.0%
2.0%
2.0%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
96.9%
1.9%
1.3%
100.0%
Sherman School
96.8%
0.5%
2.7%
100.0%
District Average
95.8%
1.9%
2.4%
100.0%
6. The information provided on your child's school website is helpful:
Yes
No
No Opinion
Total
Roselle Park High School
89.8%
2.4%
7.8%
100.0%
Roselle Park Middle School
85.8%
5.7%
8.5%
100.0%
EJF/Aldene School
77.9%
7.4%
14.8%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
84.4%
1.9%
13.8%
100.0%
Sherman School
85.8%
2.2%
12.0%
100.0%
District Average
84.7%
3.9%
11.4%
100.0%
7. Are you satisfied with the variety of evening presentations (Talent Show, Concerts, etc.) given in the elementary schools?
Yes
No
No Opinion
Total
EJF/Aldene School
71.9%
6.5%
21.6%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
84.5%
1.3%
14.2%
100.0%
Sherman School
78.4%
2.7%
18.9%
100.0%
District Average
78.3%
3.5%
18.2%
100.0%
8. Morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up procedures are satisfactory:
Yes
No
No Opinion
Total
EJF/Aldene School
89.7%
6.2%
4.1%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
83.8%
8.8%
7.5%
100.0%
Sherman School
85.4%
8.3%
6.3%
100.0%
District Average
86.3%
7.8%
6.0%
100.0%
9. Student report cards provide adequate feedback regarding your child's progress at school:
Yes
No
No Opinion
Total
Roselle Park Middle School
82.9%
7.2%
9.9%
100.0%
EJF/Aldene School
80.1%
3.6%
16.3%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
88.8%
0.0%
11.3%
100.0%
Sherman School
88.1%
0.9%
11.0%
100.0%
District Average
85.0%
2.9%
12.1%
100.0%
10. School lunches are varied and appealing to your child.
Yes
No
No Opinion
Total
EJF/Aldene School
60.7%
21.4%
17.9%
100.0%
Robert Gordon School
62.7%
13.0%
24.2%
100.0%
Sherman School
64.1%
16.4%
19.6%
100.0%
District Average
62.5%
16.9%
20.6%
100.0%
ROSELLE PARK HIGH SCHOOL
7. I find TeacherEase to be a useful tool:
Yes, Extremely
Yes, Somewhat
Not Really
No Opinion
Total
81.5%
15.7%
0.9%
1.9%
100.0%
8. After-school activities at the high school represent a wide range of opportunities for your child (athletics, musical, yearbook, band/chorus, clubs, etc.):
Yes
No
No Opinion
Total
84.4%
7.0%
8.7%
100.0%
9. After-school parent/guardian programs are helpful to you: (Financial Aid meeting, Dating Violence Prevention seminar, PTSA meetings, Back to School Night, etc.)
Yes
No
No Opinion
Total
73.9%
3.5%
22.6%
100.0%
10. How satisfied are you with Guidance services at the high school?
Very Satisfied
Satisfied
Dissatisfied
Very Dissatisfied
Total
41.7%
54.0%
3.8%
0.5%
100.0%

ROSELLE PARK MIDDLE SCHOOL
7. Are present methods of communication with Middle School parents effective?
Yes, Extremely
Yes, Somewhat
Not Really
No Opinion
Total
58.9%
23.9%
5.6%
11.7%
100.0%
8. How aware are you of the Middle School's policy regarding missing homework?
Aware
Not Aware
No Opinion
Total
74.5%
21.6%
3.9%
100.0%
10. The Middle School encourages parents/guardians to be involved in school events:
Yes
No
No Opinion
Total
88.7%
1.8%
9.6%
100.0%

RP BOE Survey Results (2011)