Survey says: NYC wants to know how you feel about your child’s school. Really.

Survey says: NYC wants to know how you feel about your child’s school. Really.

Are you greeted warmly when you visit your child’s school? Does your child feel safe at school? Is your child’s school kept clean?

These are some of the questions New York City’s education department asks parents on its annual survey.

The responses provide a portrait of a school’s climate and how children are faring beyond test scores. They give school leaders insight on what improvements to make. They’re useful for families researching new schools or advocating for changes at their current ones.

But the surveys’ value relies on participation, and since the pandemic, response rates have plummeted, though are creeping back up. All parents and teachers are invited to fill out the surveys, as well as students in grades 6-12. Last year, the city received 882,500 responses, representing about 53% of students, staffers, and parents. That was down from 66% in 2019, according to education department data

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