Online School Climate and Culture Survey FAQ

Understand how Focal EDU, our online student perception, teacher, and parent questionnaire can positively impact your school culture.

What is a School Climate and Culture Survey?

A School Climate and Culture Survey is a tool designed to assess the perceptions and experiences of students, teachers, staff, and parents.

The main purpose is to gather meaningful insights into how these stakeholders perceive their school and/or district. Topics include belonging and community, student-staff relationships, learning environment and academic rigor, bullying and school safety, discipline, and communication. These aspects are critical as they directly impact academic success, student behavior, social-emotional development, and staff retention and morale.

By conducting this survey, schools can identify bright spots and growth areas, develop data-driven action plans, and ultimately improve the quality of their school community.

Why is understanding School Climate and Culture Important?

Positive school climate and culture lead to better educational outcomes and a more positive school experience for everyone involved.

Positive Culture in Schools

The research shows that a positive school climate can impact schools in the following ways (and many, many more)
  • Improve academic performance, including grades, test scores, and graduation rates
  • Increase attendance
  • Improve student engagement
  • Increase retention of students and teachers
  • Reduce bullying and other safety concerns
  • Promote student wellness and mental health

What are the Advantages of CustomInsight's School Climate and Culture Survey?

  • Our online survey platform uses the latest research and was designed collaboratively between education and psychometric experts. Parents, students, and teachers can take the survey to help you better understand your school, school district, and community needs. All three components can be done in combination or separately.
  • Focal EDU's survey questions are validated and research-based, designed to evaluate the K-12 experience including preschool, elementary, middle, and high school.
  • The results are displayed in an interactive dashboard highlighting bright spots, growth areas, and demographic and stakeholder gaps. We leverage cutting-edge AI to support with data analysis and action planning.