Climate Survey: Engagement Benchmark


​Parent & Family Engagement

Families/parents and schools work together in a culture of shared leadership & responsibility for student success. When schools, parents, families, and communities work together to support learning, students tend to earn higher grades, attend school more regularly, stay in school longer, and enroll in higher level programs. 

Benefits Parent & Family Engagement:

  • Parents and families increase in knowledge, skill and ability to help their students succeed in school.
  • Students receive encouragement and support from families that lead to academic achievement.
  • Parents know, understand and reinforce school and District goals and benchmarks (indicators of student success)
  • Increased number and diversity of families engaging with school staff inside / outside the school day.
  • Increased and diverse parents and family volunteers at schools.​

Legacy reports

Our current reports show data from the 2018 school year and beyond using improved reporting tools. Legacy reports show older data using older tools.


 Students View Benchmark

 Parents View Benchmark

 Staff View Benchmark

Unders​​tanding the data

The benchmark displays the percentage of student responses, and the count of parent and staff responses in each category for questions related to engagement.

Because a school year includes two calendar years, such as 2014-2015, the school year on the benchmark chart is identified by the second calendar year. For example, the 2014-2015 school year is identified as 2015 on the chart.​​

The data can be viewed by district, region, school, and race. The student data can be further filtered by gender, English Language Learner status, free and reduced lunch status, special education status, and race.​ Parent and staff data can be further filtered by gender and race


  • Student responses: Number of responses in a specific category divided by the total number of students in specific grade level.
  • Parent/staff responses: Number of responses in each category.

Data retrieval schedule

The climate surevey is conducted annually. The data is loaded into the data warehouse at the end of June

Input from

Data warehouse​​​​