Culture and Climate Surveys

Holyoke Public Schools surveyed our students, staff and families using the Panorama Culture and Climate Survey.

The survey information informs our improvement efforts at the school and district level, as we work together to be families’ first choice for their children’s education. 

This input and feedback on our schools and district overall are critical to ensuring that we adapt and refine our strategy and implementation.  This feedback has already been used to inform schools’ plans for SY18-19


As a district, we were particularly encouraged to see:

  • High completion rates, particularly at Morgan, Kelly, McMahon and Lawrence

  • More students reporting that their teachers have high expectations of them and that they feel connected to adults at school

  • High number of students reporting that they know what to do to get a good grade and feeling safe in their classroom

  • High number of families reporting they feel welcome in their child’s school and receive a prompt to response to calls and emails

  • More families reporting that their cultural background is reflected at school in a positive way

We still have a lot of room for improvement, particularly in the following areas:

  • Ensuring that the behavior of other students at school helps learning, rather than detracts from it

  • Ensuring that students who need additional support receive it

  • Ensuring students are interested and excited about their classes

Click here to view survey results on the Panorama Education website.  Choose the Holyoke icon for district results and the Schools icon for individual school results.

Contact Us

Alyssa McBride, Project Manager

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