D303 Parent Survey Reaches Another All-Time High

St. Charles Community Unit School District 303 recorded its highest mark ever in parent satisfaction during the annual District 303 Parent Satisfaction Survey. Of the 2,504 responses to the survey, 88% said they were either “mostly” or “very” satisfied with their child’s school. This year’s level of parent satisfaction topped the previous highest mark of 86% which was recorded in 2014-15. The number of responses to the survey was the second-highest total since the survey began in 1992-93 and is the fourth time in the last seven years District 303 has reached a new high mark in parent satisfaction.

District 303 received its highest mark ever in parent satisfaction at the high school and middle school levels, and matched the highest mark at the elementary level. At the high school level, 87% of parents who responded said they were “mostly” or “very” satisfied with their child’s high school. That mark topped the previous high of 80% recorded in 2013-14. This year’s high school satisfaction mark of 87% is an eight-point increase from last year.

The middle schools in District 303 also received their highest satisfaction score with 89% of parents saying they were “mostly” or “very” satisfied with their child’s school. The previous high mark was 88% in 2014-15. The elementary schools matched their highest mark ever by recording their second straight score of 88%. That is the score District 303’s elementary schools have received from parents responding to the survey in three of the last four years.

“We thank all the parents who took time to complete the survey,” said Dr. Donald Schlomann, District 303 Superintendent of Schools. “While this is not a scientific survey, the high volume of responses brings us a valuable amount of data, especially when parents take the time to add additional comments. I read every comment that is generated by this survey.”

The survey was conducted through District 303’s website www.d303.org during the week of December 7-16, 2015. All District 303 parents were asked to fill out a survey at the proper grade level for each of their children who attend District 303 schools.