Climate Survey Benchmark


​The Tacoma Public Schools Board of Directors adopted a strategic plan with four broad goals.  Goal #4 deals with safety and a component of this goal tasks Tacoma schools to create and maintain safe learning environments.  The Tacoma School District values input from students, parents, and staff and believes that a healthy school climate can contribute to the achievement of students.  

The Climate Survey is designed to gather opinions from our students, parents/legal guardians, and staff in regard to perceptions of school climate.  The survey encompasses 29 questions focused on safety, communication, diversity, student learning, high expectations and student-led conferences.​

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 number of responses received on the parent or staff survey.

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 data can be further filtered by gender.


All parent/staff responses were included in the data.


Data retrieval schedule

The parent/staff climate survey is conducted annually and the responses load to the data warehouse.

Input from

Data warehouse​