The results of a scientific, random-sample phone survey of district residents was shared at the March 18 School Board meeting.

A few highlights:

  • 91% believe the quality of education provided by Eastern Carver County Schools is excellent or good. This is in line with similar high ratings our district has received over the last several years. Our parents rate the district even higher – with 98% giving us a rating of excellent or good.
  • The “most-liked” parts of our school district are: good teachers, variety of programs and excellent academics.
  • While the highest rated “most serious issue” facing the district was “nothing,” large class sizes were viewed as most serious by 16% of respondents. The majority feel class sizes are about right at elementary and high school, but believe they should be lower at middle school.
  • 87% believe our technology opportunities for students are excellent or good.
  • While only 35% have been following the facilities planning discussions taking place in the district over the last several months, the vast majority know we are growing and nearly half of those believe our schools do not have enough room to accommodate that growth.
  • The most effective communication methods for sharing school district news are a mailed newsletter, the local newspaper, email and the district website.

This information and more will help inform the School Board as they assess what level of financial support is needed to provide the programs, academics and facilities as part of the Eastern Carver County Schools educational program while we grow. Learn more about our enrollment growth and funding needs at www.district112.org/needs.