Sanford MS & HS Parent Survey 2018
  • Welcome

    Thank you for taking the time to answer the questions in the survey. The information we collect will help us provide your children with improved counseling services.
    Your opinions and thoughts matter!
    This survey is anonymous. Please be open and honest.

    The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. You must click "Submit" at the bottom to have yours answers recorded.
  • Some questions are general questions and some questions are specific to your child. This questionnaire is for 6-12th graders attending Sanford, you will be asked some questions separately for each child. Please give the answers in order of your oldest child to youngest child at this school. The oldest child will be referred to as 'your 1st child', the second oldest 'your 2nd child', etc.


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    How many children do you have attending Sanford Middle or High School?
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    Please describe your relationship to the child (or children) who attends this school

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    Do you consider yourself a single parent?
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    A first generation college student is defined as a student with neither parent having completed a four year college degree. If your child (children) chose to go to college, would your child (children) be first generation college students?
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    What grade is your 1st child in?

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    What grade is your 2nd child in?

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    What grade is your 3rd child in?

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    Was your 1st child at this school last school year?

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    Was your 2nd child at this school last school year?

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    Was your 3rd child at this school last school year?

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    Is your 1st child an English Language Learner, ELL?

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    Is your 2nd child an English Language Learner, ELL?

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    Is your 3rd child an English Language Learner, ELL?

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    Does your child have access at home to an internet-linked computer for schoolwork?
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    Is your 1st child on a 504 plan or an IEP with Special Education?

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    Is your 2nd child on a 504 plan or an IEP with Special Education?

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    Is your 3rd child on a 504 plan or an IEP with Special Education?

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    Overall, I have
    Very negative feelings about this school
    Very positive feelings about this school
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    Does Sanford have a school counselor(s)?

  • What is his or her name?
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    How comfortable do you feel contacting the school counselor?
  • Since your child has been at this school, have you ever initiated contact- called, emailed or met- with your child's school counselor?
  • Have you been to the school for (check all that apply)
  • As a parent have you attended any evening/after school programs on (check all that apply)
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    The communication from your child's school is
    Poor
    Very good
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    How safe does your child's school feel?
  • If unsafe: Describe why you feel that way about safety at your school
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    How much does your 1st child struggle with the following:

    Not at all
    A lot
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    How much does your 2nd child struggle with the following:

    Not at all
    A lot
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    How much does your 3rd child struggle with the following:

    Not at all
    A lot
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    How true do the following statements feel regarding your 1st child?
    Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Agree
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    How true do the following statements feel regarding your 2nd child?
    Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Agree
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    How true do the following statements feel regarding your 3rd child?
    Strongly Disagree
    Strongly Agree
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    I feel a sense of belonging at this school
    Not at all
    Very much
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    While at this school, has your 1st child ever:
    Check ALL that are true

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    While at this school, has your 2nd child ever:
    Check ALL that are true

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    While at this school, has your 3rd child ever:
    Check ALL that are true

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    How big of an issue is substance abuse (drugs or alcohol) an issue at this school?
    Not a problem at all
    A big problem
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    Is substance abuse (alcohol, vaping, drugs) an issue for your 1st child?

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    Is substance abuse (alcohol, vaping, drugs) an issue for your 2nd child?

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    Is substance abuse (alcohol, vaping, drugs) an issue for your 3rd child?

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    Which of the following has your 1st child used?
    Check ALL that apply

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    Which of the following has your 2nd child used?
    Check ALL that apply

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    Which of the following has your 3rd child used?
    Check ALL that apply

  • What are the biggest emotional problems that your kids face at their school?
  • Please list emotional issues that you would like your child's counselor to talk about more
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    Has your 1st child not come to school because of:
    Check ALL that are true

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    Has your 2nd child not come to school because of:
    Check ALL that are true

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    Has your 3rd child not come to school because of:
    Check ALL that are true

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    Has your 1st child ever attend a small group run by their counselor?

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    Has your 2nd child ever attend a small group run by their counselor?

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    Has your 3rd child ever attend a small group run by their counselor?

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    Do you feel like your 1st child is

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    Do you feel like your 2nd child is

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    Do you feel like your 3rd child is

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    Your 1st child's chances of earning a high school diploma are

    Not likely at all
    Definite
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    Your 2nd child's chances of earning a high school diploma are

    Not likely at all
    Definite
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    Your 3rd child's chances of earning a high school diploma are

    Not likely at all
    Definite
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    With regard to your 1st child's grades, I feel my child is

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    With regard to your 2nd child's grades, I feel my child is

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    With regard to your 3rd child's grades, I feel my child is

  • I feel that the teachers and staff at my child's school:
    Don't care about my child and his/her success
    Really there to help my child succeed
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    I feel this school is preparing my child / my children for the future

    Not at all
    A lot
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    My child's teachers are friendly and approachable
    Not at all
    A lot
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    Do you feel your child / children has / have ever been discriminated against, for any reason, while attending this school

  • Please describe what type of discrimination and by whom
  • I have been encouraged to be part of/ become engaged with my child's school
    Not at all
    A lot
  • What activities is your 1st child involved with at school?
    Check ALL that apply

  • What activities is your 2nd child involved with at school?
    Check ALL that apply

  • What activities is your 3rd child involved with at school?
    Check ALL that apply

  • Has your 1st child ever completed an ACT or SAT Prep course

  • Has your 2nd child ever completed an ACT or SAT Prep course

  • Has your 3rd child ever completed an ACT or SAT Prep course

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    Do you know what Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) is?
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    Does your 1st child have a Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)?

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    Does your 2nd child have a Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)?

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    Does your 3rd child have a Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP)?

  • How important to you is it that the school talks about:
    Not important at all
    Very important
  • How well do you feel your child's school talks about:
    Not well at all
    Great job
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    Does your 1st child know what he/she wants to do when they finish high school?

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    Does your 2nd child know what he/she wants to do when they finish high school?

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    Does your 3rd child know what he/she wants to do when they finish high school?

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    Does your 1st child plan to:

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    Does your 2nd child plan to:

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    Does your 3rd child plan to:

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    Do you as a parent know what post-secondary (after high school) options are available for your student?

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    Has the counseling office done anything about financial aid information to help you understand how to pay for education beyond high school?

  • How can your child's school counselor help him/her be more successful?
  • Is there anything else about counseling or your child's counselor that you would like to tell us?
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    Is English the primary language spoken in your home?
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    Are you or your child's other parent in the military?
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    Does your child / children receive Free or Reduced Lunch?

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    I describe my race as:

That's all, folks!

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