Assessing Student Experiences of School in the Iowa City Community School District - 2016

Bruch, S.K.; Haynes, H.; Heeren, T.; Naive, S.; Jeong, H.Young


This report details the major results from a student survey administered to all 6th, 8th, and 11th grade students in the District in February 2016. The survey and report are the product of a university-community partnership between researchers at the Public Policy Center at the University of Iowa and the Director of Equity and Staffing at the Iowa City Community School District. The primary goal of developing the student survey was to gain detailed information regarding students’ own perceptions and experiences of the District’s schools. The findings from the student survey demonstrate areas of significant strength across the District schools, and areas for improvement to align with the District’s pursuit of creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all students. Below is a list of key findings from each section of the student survey.