ERIC Number: ED435679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
High School Student Survey Results 1998-99. E&R Report No. 99.19.
Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.
The Wake County Public School System, North Carolina, conducted the High School Student Survey of students in grades 9 through 12 during the 1998-99 school year. The return rate for the survey was 80.4%. Students responded to a variety of questions related to homework, technology use, fairness, safety, support, and future plans. A majority of the students spent between 1 and 2 hours per weeknight on homework. Approximately 56% felt that all races were treated fairly by teachers at their schools, but responses varied widely by race and ethnicity. Most Wake County students, (65%) felt safe at their schools, and approximately 44% thought that discipline was fair at their schools. Many thought that alcohol and marijuana were easy to get at school, but only 12% thought it would be easy to get a gun at school. Students provided information about the technologies they had used in classes but did not give information about the frequency of use. Many Wake County students, and most seniors worked at part time jobs, and only 24% did not report participating in extracurricular activities. Most Wake County students plan to continue their education after high school, with 43% planning an advanced college degree. When students were asked to grade their schools, most gave them grades of "B" or "C." There were differences among ethnic groups in how high they rated the schools. Attachments include the surveys for 1998-99 and 1996-98 and system wide item responses. (Contains 68 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.