District 97 Family Survey Results - November 2020

Thank you to all of the parents and caregivers who took the time to complete our survey over the past week. We received more than 4,500 responses, which will help immensely as we move forward with our planning.

The primary purpose of the survey was to gauge the number of students who are likely to participate in on-site learning in a hybrid model and how many are likely to remain in full-time remote learrning. Responses also shed light on our families’ existing concerns and priorities.

Highlights from the survey and links to the full results (district-wide and by school) are included below.

Survey Results

District 97 (All Responses)     Brooks     Julian

Beye     Hatch     Holmes     Irving

Lincoln     Longfellow     Mann     Whittier

Survey Highlights

  • Total number of completed surveys: 4,512 (As a reminder we asked for one survey per student, so this represents 4,512 students—about 80% of our current enrollment.)
  • The demographics (race/ethnicity) of respondents' students closely aligns with our district demographics.
  • Overall, 55.3% (2,497) indicated that they are likely to opt their child IN to hybrid learning (blend of on-site and remote classes) when available, and 44.7% (2,015) indicated that they are likely have their child continue with full-time remote learning, regardless of the hybrid plan details.
  • We disaggregated the data for the main question across racial/ethnic groups and grade levels. The breakdown is as follows:
Responses by Race/Ethnicity of Student
  Hybrid (On-Site) Learning Full-Time Remote Learning
All Respondents 55.3% 44.7%
White/Caucasian 60.4% 39.6%
Black/African-American 41.3% 58.7%
LatinX or Hispanic 52.8% 47.2%
Asian or Asian-American 38% 62%
Two or More 49.7% 50.3%
Prefer Not to Say 63% 37%
Responses by Grade Level
  Hybrid (On-Site) Learning Full-Time Remote Learning
Early Childhood/Pre-K 50.7% 49.3%
Kindergarten 58.1% 41.9%
Grade 1 58.8% 41.3%
Grade 2 58% 42%
Grade 3 54.2% 45.8%
Grade 4 54.5% 45.5%
Grade 5 55.1% 44.9%
Grade 6 58.4% 41.6%
Grade 7 51.3% 48.7%
Grade 8 49.1% 50.9%