ERIC Number: ED446113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Results from the 1999 WCPSS Parent Survey. How Do Parent Opinions about WCPSS Compare to Local and National Attitudes toward the Public Schools? Eye on Evaluation. E&R Report.
In fall 1999, for the seventh time since 1991, all Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), North Carolina, parents were asked to give their opinions on school and district issues. The results are reported in this document by school level: elementary, middle, and high school. Although 25% of Wake County's students are African Americans, only 17% of the returned high school forms were from parents of African American students. Overall, a lower percentage of parents in all categories and all schools returned completed surveys in 1999 than in 1997. Fifty percent of all elementary and middle school parents returned surveys, but only 35% of high school parents returned surveys. Although the decline in return rate from 1997 to 1999 is a cause for concern, the results of the 1999 WCPSS survey are encouraging. Higher percentages of parents are agreeing that the school system is providing a high quality education and academically challenging their children. Comparisons of the WCPSS Parent Survey results with some of the most recent national surveys consistently indicate that parents have higher opinions about the quality of their own child's school than that of other schools in the area or public schools in general. Attached tables show final tallies of responses to all survey documents. (Contains 71 tables and 4 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.