On the 2018 NYC School Survey, 81% of Students Responded Positively About the Program Options Available in City Schools

After receiving a record number of responses from students, teachers, and families, the DOE has announced the results of its 12th Annual NYC School Survey.

With a record 1,014,400 responses, 2018 marked the third year in a row that the DOE received over a million responses for its annual survey.

Overall, this year’s survey responses continue to indicate that students, teachers, and families are highly satisfied with the City’s public schools:

  • 95 percent of families reported satisfaction with their children’s education;
  • 96 percent of families reported satisfaction with the response they received when they contacted their children’s schools;
  • 81 percent of students responded that their school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school; and
  • 86 percent of educators said they usually look forward to each working day at their schools.

In addition, the survey also included questions about the DOE’s Pre-K for All initiative, as well as 3-K for All:

  • 98 percent of families felt good about the way their children’s teachers helped their children adjust to pre-k or 3-K;
  • 95 percent of families felt that their children’s teachers gave them helpful ideas on how to support their children’s learning; and
  • 95 percent of families felt that their children’s teachers empowered them to make a difference in their children’s learning.

When announcing the results of this year’s NYC School Survey, Chancellor Richard Carranza said:

“The School Survey reflects our continued partnership with students, teachers, and families to improve our City’s schools. Our community feels positively and passionately about the state of our schools, and their feedback on research-driven survey questions has to drive our work. It’s foundational to making New York City the fairest and best urban school system in the country.”

For more information about this year’s survey, including survey questions and detailed results, please visit our dedicated NYC School Survey page.

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