Schools get high marks in community survey
large percentage of the Kyrene community gives the Kyrene School District high
grades, according to a recent telephone survey conducted among 605 residents
throughout Phoenix, Tempe and Chandler.
survey was conducted in June to measure perceptions of the Kyrene School
District, the quality of education in Kyrene schools and preferences regarding
communications with community members and parents.
are some of the highlights from the survey:
total of 89 percent of residents gave Kyrene schools a grade of A or B. This
percentage increases to 91 percent among current parents.
four in five district residents (82 percent) believe that the Kyrene School
District compares favorably to other districts in Arizona. This percentage
increases to 90 percent among current parents.
total of 85 percent of residents say they would recommend Kyrene schools to
friends and neighbors.
two strongest attributes of the Kyrene School District in the minds of
respondents its teachers and staff and the overall quality of Kyrene’s
curriculum and programs.
primary sources of information for community members are word-of-mouth and the
For parents, the primary sources are word-of-mouth and school publications.
from the survey will be used in conjunction with Kyrene’s upcoming
communications audit and focus groups to develop new communications plans and
public engagement strategies.