I wanted to give a BIG THANK YOU to QP Ace Hardware for their generous donation! As 5th graders get ready to head to middle school, we’ve been practicing opening combination locks (a big worry for them!) QP’s donation of 12 combination locks was so awesome. These will be a huge help as we tackle this skill.


School Climate Survey Data

All students in 2nd through 5th grade responded to 11 statements about our school climate. Here is the data:

Grade Level Breakdown

The data is┬ávery positive overall. Some of the most positive data is the percentage of students who responded to “My school wants me to do well” as either “Always” 78% or “Often” 13%. Also positive, were the results to “My school has clear rules for behavior”. 74% answered “Always” and 13% answered “Often”. 61% of students responded teacher always treated them with respect, and another said 21% said their teachers often treated them with respect. 68% of students responded there is always an adult at my school who will help them if they need it, and another 19% answered often to the same question.

Overall, the results are very positive regarding our school overall and the adults at our school. The areas to continue to focus on are the interactions between students.

How are First Graders Feeling?

I had students in 2nd through 5th grade answer the climate survey questions from PBiS (the behavior management system LPS is currently using). However, I felt the questions were a bit too difficult for 1st graders to wrap their heads around, so I modified them. Instead of 11 statements, I condensed them down to 4. For each statement, students could select a happy face, “medium” face, or sad/mad face. Here are the results:

71% said they feel happy about school.

82% said they feel happy about the school rules.

85% said they feel happy about the adults at our school.

67% said they feel happy about the other students at our school.

Looking at the data, the lowest percentage was regarding other students. This was true about the upper level grades’ responses too, and something I’ll be thinking about when planning for next year!