Parent Engagement Survey

MacIntyre Park Middle School Title 1 Parent and Family Engagement Survey

Dear Parents/Guardians and Family Members,

As partners in your child’s education, your input is valued.  Please take a few minutes to respond to this brief parent survey.  This information will be used to help evaluate and strengthen parent and family engagement within our school.  All surveys may be returned to Mr. Curnell Henry in the front office, mailed to MPMS 117 Glenwood Dr. Thomasville, GA 31792 or completed online at then go to MacIntyre Park website.

School Environment

  1. How welcome does the school staff at your child’s school make you feel?

Not at all         Minimally       Quite a bit       A tremendous amount     


  1. In the past year, how often have you visited your child’s school?

    Never       Once or twice        Every few months                      Monthly                 Weekly or more


  1. In the past year, how often did you participate in a parent and family engagement activity, event, or program at your child’s school?

    Never     Once or twice     Every few months                       Monthly           Weekly or more


  1. Please check any of the following that would help you participate more often in school functions, activities, and planning events?  

___ Transportation provided   ___ Child care provided

___ Event/meeting reminders one week before the event   

___ Meetings/activities offered more than once

___ Meetings/activities offered at various times           

___ Other (Please describe):_______________________

___ Meetings/activities held in community locations other than the school


       5. When is the best time for you to attend a school event for parents?

___ Before school (M-F)                                ___ Evenings (M-F)

___ During school, before lunch (M-F)           ___ Saturday

___ During school, after lunch (M-F)            

___ Preferred day/time (please indicate):________________


6. Do you know with whom to communicate at your child’s school when you have a question or concern?

Not at all             Somewhat       Yes  


7. In the past year, how often did you communicate with teachers at your child’s school?

Not at all         Minimally       Quite a bit       A tremendous amount


8. How often have you had the opportunities to visit with your child’s teachers to discuss your child’s progress throughout the school year?

Not at all         Minimally       Quite a bit       A tremendous amount


9. In your opinion, how effective are the following when it comes to the school communicating with you or your family?

                                                                        Not Effective                                                   Effective                                                        Very Effective

Parent meetings (open house, curriculum night, etc.)                           □                         □                         □

Parent/Teacher Conferences                                                    □                         □                         □

Newsletters (link on schools website)                                     □                         □                         □

Automated calls from the school                                             □                         □                         □

Email                                                                                       □                         □                         □

School website                                                                        □                         □                         □

Flyers sent home with your child                                            □                         □                         □


10. How many times per month do you access the school website? __ 0-5   __ 6-9   __ 10 or more


Student Achievement

11. I am informed as to how my child is doing academically in school.

Not at all        Minimally             Quite a bit         A tremendous amount


12. How many times per month do you access your child’s grades online? __ 0-5   __ 6-9   __ 10 or more


13. Workshops and events may be offered at the school based on the needs and interests of our parents.  Please review the following list of potential workshop topics and rank them in the order of what interests you the most. (1 = Most Interested, 8 = Least Interested)

___ Homework help workshop                                                  ___ Math-Science Night

___ Organization and study skills workshop                              ___ Reading Night

___ Understanding Georgia Milestones Assessments               ___ Social Studies Night

___ Understanding the state adopted standards            ___ Understanding career pathways


14. What types of training or programs to improve student academic achievement would you be likely to participate in if they were offered by the school?  Please check all that apply.

___ Educational parent workshops or classes                                                                                             ___ Lunch n learn sessions

___ Parent meetings or presentations                             ___ Volunteering

___ School decision making committees or councils                                                                                 ___ Family fun learning nights

___ Online parent classes or webinars                                                                                             ___ Mentoring



15. How confident are you in your ability to help your child make choices about programs and courses he/she needs to take?

Not at all         Minimally       Quite a bit       A tremendous amount


16. Did you participate in any of the following decision-making opportunities requiring parent input and partnership?

(Check all that apply)

___ Title I Program planning and evaluation 

___ Development of school parent and family engagement plan

___ Development of school-parent compact

___ Parent-Teacher conferences

___ Parent advisory committees/councils

If so, which did you find most meaningful and enjoyable to be a part of?



17. Our school is required to set aside a percentage of the Title I money we receive for parent and family engagement activities to actively engage parents in the academic achievement of their children.  In the past, money has been spent to provide the school with a family engagement coordinator position and to fund the parent resource center.  What are your suggestions for how Title I parent and family engagement money should be spent? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

18. How can our school improve on actively engaging parents and community members in the activities of our school to increase student academic achievement? __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

19. Please list any possible community organizations and/or businesses that you feel would be ideal school partners: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

20. What grade is your child in? ______________

      What is your relationship to your child? ________________


Thank you for taking the time to complete this very important survey.

Your feedback is greatly valued and sincerely appreciated.