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Gilmer County School System: District Parent Survey for Title I, Parent Involvement/Family Engagement and Title II, Part A Needs Assessment (FY19)
As we continuously seek to improve the Gilmer County School System, we want to know how you, as a parent or guardian, feel the schools and the district are doing to meet your needs. The information that you provide will help us evaluate and improve how our schools, families and parents work together to help all students achieve academically. All information provided is confidential and will be used to assist us with future planning for family engagement activities and events in the district and schools. Your opinions and suggestions are very valuable, and we thank you for your time to complete this survey.

All surveys may completed online at, or returned to your child’s school.

Definitions for Understanding:
Title I - Academic Achievement
Title II - Teacher and Leader Effectiveness

Disclaimer: You will be receiving a separate school survey. This survey will capture district data.

What school does your child(ren) attend? *
What is your relationship to the child(ren)? *
How well does the Gilmer County School System (GCSS) support an environment that helps your child(ren) learn? *
Extremely Well
Not Well
How well does the GCSS support the learning needs of your child(ren)? *
Extremely Well
Not Well
Do you feel that you have been informed in making decisions about your child(ren)’s education? *
Very Informed
Not at all
How satisfied are you with the way the GCSS works with parents? *
Very satisfied
Very dissatisfied
How frequently have you been given opportunities to participate in the planning and implementation of the family engagement program in the GCSS? *
Very Frequently
Would you like to participate in the planning and implementation of the district family engagement program at GCSS? If yes, please contact Lottie Mitchell at *
Did you participate in any of the following decision making opportunities requiring parent input and partnership? *
Do you think the GCSS considers parent suggestions when decisions are made about the district? *
In the past year, how often did you participate in a family engagement activity, event, or program held by the school district? For example, the Family Literacy Night? *
Do you have internet access? *
How often do you visit the district website? *
What is the most effective method of communication for you? *
How would you like to see family engagement funds used? *
Which of the following prevent you from being able to participate in school functions, activities, and planning events?
Which of the following topics would you like to receive more information and/or attend parent meetings or workshops? (Choose all that apply) *
When is the best time for you to attend a parent event? *
My child participates in the following programs at this school:
Are you aware of the volunteer opportunities in your child's school?
What is the primary language spoken in your home?
In what ways can family engagement be strengthened within the school district?
Your answer
How can the GCSS improve on actively involving parents and the community in the activities of the schools?
Your answer
Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statements: *
Strongly agree
Strongly disagree
Don't Know/NA
My district provides students with a well-rounded education, including access to an enriched curriculum and educational experience.
My district ensures all students have access to appropriate supports and interventions for challenges that impact student achievement.
My district supports equitable access to effective school teachers and leaders for all students including low-income and minority students.
My district employs teachers and paraprofessionals who hold professional qualifications that correspond with their teaching assignments.
My district's teachers and school leaders are effective.
My district provides opportunities for continuing education for teachers and school leaders.
My district experiences low teacher and school leader turnover.
My district actively and effectively communicates with external stakeholders
My district provides educational opportunities using state of the art technology.
My district effectively prepares students for post-secondary opportunities.
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