Result Details

North Carolina (90.55% responded)
Alleghany County Schools (100.00% responded)
North Carolina Middle Schools (89.75% responded)
Sparta Elementary (100.00% responded)

 

Time

Q2.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about the use of time in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Class sizes are reasonable such that teachers have the time available to meet the needs of all students.
North Carolina
n = 107649 / dk = 1110
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
42%
18%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 133 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
17%
53%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24779 / dk = 248
 
 
 
 

12%
30%
40%
17%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
65%
8%

b. Teachers have time available to collaborate with colleagues.
North Carolina
n = 107504 / dk = 977
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
51%
24%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 130 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4
17%
54%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24741 / dk = 212
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
51%
27%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
26%
48%
20%

c. Teachers are allowed to focus on educating students with minimal interruptions.
North Carolina
n = 107121 / dk = 1120
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
49%
20%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 131 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24653 / dk = 244
 
 
 
 

8%
24%
48%
20%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
18%
56%
22%

d. The non-instructional time provided for teachers in my school is sufficient.
North Carolina
n = 106364 / dk = 2070
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
47%
18%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 126 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

3
14%
57%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24521 / dk = 430
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
48%
21%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

6%
21%
56%
17%

e. Efforts are made to minimize the amount of routine paperwork teachers are required to do.
North Carolina
n = 104582 / dk = 3694
 
 
 
 

10%
23%
48%
19%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 125 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

1
16%
62%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24077 / dk = 840
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
50%
20%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
27%
65%
6%

f. Teachers have sufficient instructional time to meet the needs of all students.
North Carolina
n = 106402 / dk = 1882
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
51%
20%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 131 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

3
13%
56%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24486 / dk = 420
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
51%
20%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

6%
22%
56%
16%

g. Teachers are protected from duties that interfere with their essential role of educating students.
North Carolina
n = 105907 / dk = 2329
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
51%
22%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 128 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4
18%
57%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24348 / dk = 545
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
50%
21%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

8%
28%
50%
14%

Q2.2 In an AVERAGE WEEK, how much time do you devote to the following activities during the school day (i.e., time for which you are under contract to be at the school)?
      None
      Less than or equal to 1 hour
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours
      More than 10 hours
n = number of responses


a. Individual planning time
North Carolina
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
17%
33%
27%
18%
3
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
12%
31%
38%
16%
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21883
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
15%
34%
30%
18%
2
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 
 

2
16%
27%
38%
18%

b. Collaborative planning time
North Carolina
n = 94679
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
37%
39%
12%
3
0
Alleghany County Schools
n = 115
 
 
 
 
 

13%
49%
29%
8%
2
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21852
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
36%
41%
12%
3
0
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 
 
 

7%
50%
32%
11%

c. Supervisory duties
North Carolina
n = 93939
 
 
 
 
 
 

9%
34%
33%
15%
8%
2
Alleghany County Schools
n = 116
 
 
 
 
 

5%
41%
41%
10%
3
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21707
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
35%
16%
7%
2
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 
 
 
 

5%
39%
39%
11%
7%

d. Required committee and/or staff meetings
North Carolina
n = 94474
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
42%
46%
8%
1
0
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117
 
 
 
 

3
62%
34%
2
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21784
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
40%
48%
9%
1
0
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 

4%
64%
29%
2

e. Completing required administrative paperwork
North Carolina
n = 94723
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
50%
31%
9%
3
1
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

7%
62%
22%
8%
1
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21852
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
51%
30%
9%
3
1
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 
 

4%
56%
27%
11%
2

f. Communicating with parents/guardians and/or the community
North Carolina
n = 94976
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
48%
40%
8%
2
1
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117
 
 
 
 

60%
35%
3
2
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21919
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
47%
41%
9%
2
1
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 

47%
49%
2
2

g. Addressing student discipline issues
North Carolina
n = 94943
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
50%
30%
10%
4
2
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 

3
64%
26%
5%
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21909
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
46%
34%
11%
4%
2
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 

51%
36%
11%
2

h. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 92729
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
5%
1
1
Alleghany County Schools
n = 115
 
 
 
 

13%
68%
17%
2
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21393
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
55%
28%
6%
2
0
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 

20%
58%
18%
4%

i. Preparation for required federal, state, and local assessments
North Carolina
n = 94698
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
36%
30%
13%
6%
4%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
37%
31%
15%
5%
8%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21863
 
 
 
 
 
 

10%
38%
29%
13%
6%
4%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 
 
 

4%
38%
38%
13%
2
4%

j. Delivery of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94889
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
36%
42%
12%
3
1
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
38%
46%
10%
3
1
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21887
 
 
 
 
 
 

6%
40%
40%
11%
3
1
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 

2
38%
44%
16%

k. Utilizing results of assessments
North Carolina
n = 94735
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
36%
40%
13%
4%
2
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

3
32%
49%
10%
4%
2
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21849
 
 
 
 
 
 

5%
38%
39%
12%
4
2
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 
 
 

2
31%
49%
9%
4%
4%

Q2.4 In an AVERAGE WEEK of teaching, how many hours do you spend on school-related activities outside of the regular school work day (before or after school, and/or on weekends)?
      None per week
      Less than or equal to 1 hour per week
      More than 1 hour but less than or equal to 3 hours per week
      More than 3 hours but less than or equal to 5 hours per week
      More than 5 hours but less than or equal to 10 hours per week
      More than 10 hours per week
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 95286
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
6%
19%
24%
26%
23%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
11%
23%
26%
25%
15%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22011
 
 
 
 
 
 

1
7%
21%
25%
26%
21%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 
 
 
 

7%
11%
27%
36%
20%

 

Facilities and Resources

Q3.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about your school facilities and resources.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers have sufficient access to appropriate instructional materials.
North Carolina
n = 107078 / dk = 1563
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
52%
24%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 131 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
16%
53%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24658 / dk = 341
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
52%
24%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
16%
62%
20%

b. Teachers have sufficient access to digital content and resources.
North Carolina
n = 106859 / dk = 1415
 
 
 
 

4
12%
54%
31%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 131 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
7%
54%
38%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24636 / dk = 300
 
 
 
 

3
12%
53%
32%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
4
58%
36%

c. Teachers have sufficient access to instructional technology, including computers, devices, printers, software and internet access.
North Carolina
n = 107753 / dk = 761
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
48%
33%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 132 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
4
55%
40%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24824 / dk = 158
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
47%
35%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 

4
64%
32%

d. Teachers have access to reliable communication technology, including phones, faxes and email.
North Carolina
n = 107718 / dk = 748
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
40%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 133 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
4
50%
45%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24793 / dk = 170
 
 
 
 

2
5%
51%
42%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
6%
59%
31%

e. Teachers have sufficient access to office equipment and supplies such as copy machines, paper, pens, etc.
North Carolina
n = 107570 / dk = 768
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
49%
32%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 132 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
8%
52%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24726 / dk = 188
 
 
 
 

4%
13%
48%
34%
Sparta Elementary
n = 52
 
 
 
 

2
13%
63%
21%

f. Teachers have sufficient access to a broad range of professional support personnel.
North Carolina
n = 106941 / dk = 1433
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
54%
26%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 133 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
56%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24604 / dk = 337
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
54%
27%
Sparta Elementary
n = 52
 
 
 
 

8%
23%
56%
13%

g. The school environment is clean and well maintained.
North Carolina
n = 107271 / dk = 1282
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
46%
35%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 135
 
 
 

8%
56%
36%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24664 / dk = 309
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
45%
37%
Sparta Elementary
n = 52
 
 
 

6%
58%
37%

h. Teachers have adequate space to work productively.
North Carolina
n = 107187 / dk = 1115
 
 
 
 

3
9%
54%
35%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 133 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
5%
56%
38%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24624 / dk = 272
 
 
 
 

2
8%
53%
37%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
6%
61%
31%

i. The physical environment of classrooms in this school supports teaching and learning.
North Carolina
n = 107006 / dk = 1159
 
 
 
 

3
10%
54%
34%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 134
 
 
 
 

1
5%
54%
40%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24595 / dk = 277
 
 
 
 

3
10%
53%
34%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51
 
 
 
 

2
6%
57%
35%

j. The reliability and speed of Internet connections in this school are sufficient to support instructional practices.
North Carolina
n = 107008 / dk = 951
 
 
 
 

4
12%
53%
31%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 134 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
60%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24582 / dk = 242
 
 
 
 

4
12%
52%
32%
Sparta Elementary
n = 52
 
 
 
 

6%
10%
63%
21%

Q3.3 Which of the following statements best describes students’ relationship with hunger in your school? (Select one.)
      Hunger is a problem for my students, and it causes problems in my classroom/school.
      Hunger is a problem for my students, but my school uses creative strategies to combat it (i.e Grab & Go; 2nd Chance Cafeteria; Breakfast After the Bell, etc.)
      Hunger is not a problem among my students.
      I have not noticed if students struggle with hunger in my classroom/school.
n = number of responses
North Carolina
n = 106364
 
 
 
 

15%
41%
23%
21%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 129
 
 
 
 

24%
36%
17%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24487
 
 
 
 

16%
37%
22%
25%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48
 
 
 
 

33%
33%
10%
23%

 

Community Support and Involvement

Q4.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about community support and involvement in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Parents/guardians are influential decision makers in this school.
North Carolina
n = 101870 / dk = 6773
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
53%
17%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 121 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

4%
26%
64%
6%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23386 / dk = 1612
 
 
 
 

6%
25%
52%
17%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

9%
40%
47%
4%

b. This school maintains clear, two-way communication with the community.
North Carolina
n = 105734 / dk = 2715
 
 
 
 

2
9%
60%
29%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 127 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

2
12%
67%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24317 / dk = 625
 
 
 
 

2
10%
61%
28%
Sparta Elementary
n = 47 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
21%
68%
9%

c. This school does a good job of encouraging parent/guardian involvement.
North Carolina
n = 106639 / dk = 1854
 
 
 
 

2
9%
54%
35%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 129 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
12%
65%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24541 / dk = 433
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
32%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
15%
69%
15%

d. Teachers provide parents/guardians with useful information about student learning.
North Carolina
n = 106363 / dk = 2260
 
 
 
 

1
4%
59%
36%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 131 / dk = 3
 
 
 

2
71%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24504 / dk = 489
 
 
 
 

1
5%
61%
34%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 

71%
29%

e. Parents/guardians know what is going on in this school.
North Carolina
n = 105070 / dk = 3402
 
 
 
 

2
12%
55%
31%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 123 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

1
11%
67%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24175 / dk = 784
 
 
 
 

2
13%
56%
28%
Sparta Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 6
 
 
 

11%
76%
13%

f. Parents/guardians support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
North Carolina
n = 105684 / dk = 2722
 
 
 
 

6%
23%
56%
16%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 128 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
27%
59%
10%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24325 / dk = 615
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
56%
14%
Sparta Elementary
n = 49 / dk = 3
 
 
 

4%
47%
49%

g. Community members support teachers, contributing to their success with students.
North Carolina
n = 103094 / dk = 5343
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
22%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 126 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
12%
67%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23561 / dk = 1391
 
 
 
 

4
16%
62%
19%
Sparta Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
65%
7%

h. The community we serve is supportive of this school.
North Carolina
n = 103999 / dk = 4490
 
 
 
 

3
12%
58%
27%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 131 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
8%
63%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23770 / dk = 1182
 
 
 
 

4
14%
59%
23%
Sparta Elementary
n = 49 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
18%
71%
8%

 

Managing Student Conduct

Q5.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about managing student conduct in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Students at this school understand expectations for their conduct.
North Carolina
n = 108088 / dk = 546
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
56%
26%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 134 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
14%
62%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24887 / dk = 115
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
55%
25%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
75%
10%

b. Students at this school follow rules of conduct.
North Carolina
n = 108000 / dk = 495
 
 
 
 

9%
26%
54%
11%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 134 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
20%
66%
11%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24884 / dk = 90
 
 
 
 

11%
29%
52%
9%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

4
25%
67%
4

c. Policies and procedures about student conduct are clearly understood by the faculty.
North Carolina
n = 107671 / dk = 846
 
 
 
 

4%
15%
55%
26%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 135
 
 
 
 

2
18%
57%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24766 / dk = 201
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
55%
24%
Sparta Elementary
n = 52
 
 
 
 

4
23%
62%
12%

d. School administrators consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
North Carolina
n = 106896 / dk = 1744
 
 
 
 

10%
21%
46%
23%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 132 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

5%
20%
52%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24643 / dk = 355
 
 
 
 

11%
23%
44%
22%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

12%
32%
52%
4

e. School administrators support teachers' efforts to maintain discipline in the classroom.
North Carolina
n = 106975 / dk = 1542
 
 
 
 

7%
15%
50%
28%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 133 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
11%
60%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24666 / dk = 305
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
50%
27%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

4
22%
66%
8%

f. Teachers consistently enforce rules for student conduct.
North Carolina
n = 106609 / dk = 1852
 
 
 
 

4
19%
54%
23%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 134 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
19%
61%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24543 / dk = 410
 
 
 
 

4
21%
55%
20%
Sparta Elementary
n = 52
 
 
 

19%
71%
10%

g. The faculty work in a school environment that is safe.
North Carolina
n = 107354 / dk = 1152
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
34%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 134 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
3
59%
37%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24696 / dk = 276
 
 
 
 

3
9%
56%
32%
Sparta Elementary
n = 52
 
 
 

4
67%
29%

 

Teacher Leadership

Q6.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with the following statements about teacher leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Teachers are recognized as educational experts.
North Carolina
n = 107128 / dk = 1494
 
 
 
 

4
12%
56%
28%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 130 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
9%
66%
24%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24625 / dk = 365
 
 
 
 

4
12%
57%
27%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
12%
71%
15%

b. Teachers are trusted to make sound professional decisions about instruction.
North Carolina
n = 107127 / dk = 1302
 
 
 
 

4
12%
54%
31%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 133 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

1
8%
62%
29%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24672 / dk = 285
 
 
 
 

3
11%
55%
31%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
10%
75%
14%

c. Teachers are relied upon to make decisions about educational issues.
North Carolina
n = 106047 / dk = 2290
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
28%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 130 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

1
11%
62%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24409 / dk = 512
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
28%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
12%
74%
12%

d. Teachers are encouraged to participate in school leadership roles.
North Carolina
n = 106873 / dk = 1662
 
 
 
 

2
6%
54%
37%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 132 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24541 / dk = 427
 
 
 
 

2
7%
54%
37%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
6%
73%
20%

e. The faculty has an effective process for making group decisions to solve problems.
North Carolina
n = 104120 / dk = 4398
 
 
 
 

5%
18%
53%
24%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 125 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
13%
66%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23959 / dk = 1009
 
 
 
 

5%
19%
52%
24%
Sparta Elementary
n = 49 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
18%
69%
10%

f. In this school we take steps to solve problems.
North Carolina
n = 106065 / dk = 2411
 
 
 
 

4
13%
56%
27%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 131 / dk = 4
 
 
 

11%
63%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24444 / dk = 525
 
 
 
 

4
14%
56%
26%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 

22%
65%
14%

g. Teachers are effective leaders in this school.
North Carolina
n = 106698 / dk = 1787
 
 
 
 

2
10%
56%
31%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 132 / dk = 3
 
 
 

11%
64%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24526 / dk = 428
 
 
 
 

3
11%
57%
30%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 

16%
73%
12%

Q6.2 Please indicate the role teachers have in each of the following areas in your school.
      No role at all
      Small role
      Moderate role
      Large role
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Selecting instructional materials and resources
North Carolina
n = 101067 / dk = 7567
 
 
 
 

6%
20%
36%
39%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 124 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
20%
38%
41%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23321 / dk = 1680
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
35%
40%
Sparta Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 6
 
 
 

15%
50%
35%

b. Devising teaching techniques
North Carolina
n = 103211 / dk = 5070
 
 
 
 

3
11%
33%
53%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 125 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
8%
33%
58%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23892 / dk = 1031
 
 
 
 

3
10%
32%
55%
Sparta Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
9%
52%
37%

c. Setting grading and student assessment practices
North Carolina
n = 102064 / dk = 5864
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
36%
41%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 125 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
15%
38%
43%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23729 / dk = 1103
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
35%
44%
Sparta Elementary
n = 47 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
43%
34%

d. Determining the content of in-service professional development programs
North Carolina
n = 100208 / dk = 8235
 
 
 
 

14%
31%
38%
17%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 125 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
44%
16%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23100 / dk = 1864
 
 
 
 

15%
31%
37%
17%
Sparta Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

7%
33%
46%
15%

e. Establishing student discipline procedures
North Carolina
n = 103854 / dk = 4666
 
 
 
 

11%
27%
39%
22%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 127 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

6%
24%
38%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24009 / dk = 953
 
 
 
 

12%
28%
39%
20%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

10%
25%
48%
17%

f. Providing input on how the school budget will be spent
North Carolina
n = 97318 / dk = 11197
 
 
 
 

29%
34%
27%
10%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 124 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

7%
34%
40%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22398 / dk = 2582
 
 
 
 

31%
34%
26%
9%
Sparta Elementary
n = 47 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
28%
40%
28%

g. The selection of teachers new to this school
North Carolina
n = 97069 / dk = 11413
 
 
 
 

25%
32%
29%
14%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 120 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

10%
38%
36%
16%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22266 / dk = 2684
 
 
 
 

27%
33%
28%
12%
Sparta Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

11%
35%
37%
17%

h. School improvement planning
North Carolina
n = 103847 / dk = 4641
 
 
 
 

5%
17%
40%
38%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 129 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
10%
46%
43%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23840 / dk = 1121
 
 
 
 

6%
18%
39%
37%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
6%
53%
39%

Q6.5 Teachers have an appropriate level of influence on decision making in this school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 103569 / dk = 5190
 
 
 
 

8%
21%
55%
15%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 121 / dk = 14
 
 
 
 

6%
14%
66%
14%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23846 / dk = 1186
 
 
 
 

9%
22%
55%
15%
Sparta Elementary
n = 43 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
14%
72%
12%

Q6.6 Members of the school improvement team are elected.
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses
North Carolina
n = 84070 / dk = 25220
 
 

79%
21%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 102 / dk = 33
 
 

73%
27%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 19151 / dk = 5895
 
 

79%
21%
Sparta Elementary
n = 42 / dk = 10
 
 

67%
33%

 

School Leadership

Q7.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about leadership in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. There is an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect in this school.
North Carolina
n = 107200 / dk = 1283
 
 
 
 

7%
19%
50%
25%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 132 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
13%
55%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24634 / dk = 329
 
 
 
 

7%
20%
50%
23%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
25%
57%
16%

b. Teachers feel comfortable raising issues and concerns that are important to them.
North Carolina
n = 105835 / dk = 2543
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
48%
25%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 127 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

2
17%
51%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24342 / dk = 586
 
 
 
 

8%
19%
49%
24%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
31%
50%
15%

c. The school leadership consistently supports teachers.
North Carolina
n = 105568 / dk = 2883
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
50%
30%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 125 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

3
11%
56%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24268 / dk = 686
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
50%
28%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

9%
20%
64%
7%

d. Teachers are held to high professional standards for delivering instruction.
North Carolina
n = 107386 / dk = 1142
 
 
 
 

2
5%
50%
43%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 133 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

1
3
59%
38%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24713 / dk = 267
 
 
 
 

2
5%
51%
42%
Sparta Elementary
n = 51 / dk = 1
 
 
 

2
71%
27%

e. The school leadership facilitates using data to improve student learning.
North Carolina
n = 105619 / dk = 2921
 
 
 
 

1
4%
50%
44%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 128 / dk = 7
 
 
 

6%
55%
39%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24301 / dk = 686
 
 
 
 

1
4%
52%
43%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48 / dk = 4
 
 
 

4%
69%
27%

f. Teacher performance is assessed objectively.
North Carolina
n = 102737 / dk = 5818
 
 
 
 

3
8%
55%
34%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 125 / dk = 10
 
 
 

8%
58%
34%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23629 / dk = 1365
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 7
 
 
 

13%
69%
18%

g. Teachers receive feedback that can help them improve teaching.
North Carolina
n = 104649 / dk = 3835
 
 
 
 

3
11%
54%
32%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 126 / dk = 9
 
 
 

14%
55%
31%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24111 / dk = 855
 
 
 
 

3
11%
55%
31%
Sparta Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 6
 
 
 

13%
67%
20%

h. The faculty and staff have a shared vision.
North Carolina
n = 104294 / dk = 4158
 
 
 
 

4
12%
55%
30%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 128 / dk = 7
 
 
 

12%
62%
26%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23949 / dk = 1028
 
 
 
 

4
14%
55%
27%
Sparta Elementary
n = 49 / dk = 3
 
 
 

18%
67%
14%

i. The procedures for teacher evaluation are consistent.
North Carolina
n = 102248 / dk = 6140
 
 
 
 

4
9%
54%
33%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 126 / dk = 8
 
 
 

5%
65%
30%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23502 / dk = 1444
 
 
 
 

3
9%
55%
33%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 6
 
 
 

11%
73%
16%

j. The school improvement team provides effective leadership at this school.
North Carolina
n = 100165 / dk = 8216
 
 
 
 

3
12%
55%
29%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 127 / dk = 8
 
 
 

12%
61%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22908 / dk = 2022
 
 
 
 

4
13%
55%
27%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 

12%
74%
14%

k. The faculty are recognized for accomplishments.
North Carolina
n = 106501 / dk = 1930
 
 
 
 

4
10%
51%
35%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 130 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

1
8%
59%
32%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24474 / dk = 466
 
 
 
 

4
10%
51%
35%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
10%
70%
18%

Q7.3 The school leadership makes a sustained effort to address teacher concerns about:
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Leadership issues
North Carolina
n = 98218 / dk = 10322
 
 
 
 

5%
15%
58%
21%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 119 / dk = 16
 
 
 
 

2
17%
62%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22542 / dk = 2440
 
 
 
 

6%
16%
58%
21%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
32%
61%
5%

b. Facilities and resources
North Carolina
n = 102665 / dk = 5667
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
24%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 129 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

2
9%
67%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23534 / dk = 1391
 
 
 
 

3
11%
62%
24%
Sparta Elementary
n = 49 / dk = 1
 
 
 
 

2
14%
76%
8%

c. The use of time in my school
North Carolina
n = 102398 / dk = 5978
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
58%
22%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 124 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
11%
65%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23571 / dk = 1375
 
 
 
 

5%
16%
58%
22%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 6
 
 
 

20%
73%
7%

d. Professional development
North Carolina
n = 102189 / dk = 6258
 
 
 
 

4
13%
61%
22%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 127 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
10%
69%
17%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23445 / dk = 1511
 
 
 
 

4
13%
61%
22%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4%
10%
79%
6%

e. Teacher leadership
North Carolina
n = 100556 / dk = 7698
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
23%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 125 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
10%
66%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23088 / dk = 1816
 
 
 
 

3
11%
63%
23%
Sparta Elementary
n = 46 / dk = 6
 
 
 

15%
76%
9%

f. Community support and involvement
North Carolina
n = 100401 / dk = 7968
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
24%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 124 / dk = 11
 
 
 
 

1
12%
65%
23%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22964 / dk = 1975
 
 
 
 

3
10%
63%
23%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44 / dk = 8
 
 
 

25%
68%
7%

g. Managing student conduct
North Carolina
n = 104275 / dk = 4186
 
 
 
 

7%
16%
54%
23%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 129 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
12%
60%
25%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24004 / dk = 943
 
 
 
 

8%
17%
52%
23%
Sparta Elementary
n = 48 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
65%
8%

h. Instructional practices and support
North Carolina
n = 103373 / dk = 5037
 
 
 
 

3
9%
63%
25%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 124 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

1
10%
68%
22%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23746 / dk = 1184
 
 
 
 

3
9%
64%
25%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44 / dk = 7
 
 
 

16%
77%
7%

i. New teacher support
North Carolina
n = 95886 / dk = 12432
 
 
 
 

5%
12%
58%
25%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 115 / dk = 19
 
 
 
 

3
16%
57%
24%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21953 / dk = 2970
 
 
 
 

5%
13%
57%
25%
Sparta Elementary
n = 38 / dk = 13
 
 
 
 

5%
24%
61%
11%

 

Professional Development

Q8.1 Please rate how strongly you agree or disagree with statements about professional development in your school.
      Strongly disagree
      Disagree
      Agree
      Strongly agree
n = number of responses
dk = number of "don't know" responses


a. Sufficient resources are available for professional development in my school.
North Carolina
n = 104494 / dk = 4014
 
 
 
 

4
16%
60%
20%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 131 / dk = 4
 
 
 
 

4
12%
69%
15%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23978 / dk = 984
 
 
 
 

4
16%
60%
20%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
6%
76%
16%

b. An appropriate amount of time is provided for professional development.
North Carolina
n = 105860 / dk = 2572
 
 
 
 

4
17%
60%
19%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 129 / dk = 6
 
 
 
 

5%
14%
66%
16%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24330 / dk = 627
 
 
 
 

4
17%
60%
19%
Sparta Elementary
n = 49 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

6%
12%
69%
12%

c. Professional development offerings are data driven.
North Carolina
n = 94007 / dk = 14349
 
 
 
 

3
13%
62%
22%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 113 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

4%
14%
66%
15%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21493 / dk = 3443
 
 
 
 

3
14%
62%
21%
Sparta Elementary
n = 43 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

7%
9%
74%
9%

d. Professional learning opportunities are aligned with the school’s improvement plan.
North Carolina
n = 94540 / dk = 13758
 
 
 
 

2
7%
65%
25%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 117 / dk = 18
 
 
 
 

3
8%
70%
19%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21511 / dk = 3415
 
 
 
 

2
8%
65%
25%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

5%
7%
75%
14%

e. Professional development is differentiated to meet the individual needs of teachers.
North Carolina
n = 101403 / dk = 7016
 
 
 
 

8%
25%
50%
17%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 126 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

4
25%
58%
13%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23280 / dk = 1668
 
 
 
 

9%
25%
50%
17%
Sparta Elementary
n = 47 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
23%
64%
9%

f. Professional development deepens teachers' content knowledge.
North Carolina
n = 104082 / dk = 4291
 
 
 
 

6%
17%
57%
20%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 128 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

3
15%
62%
20%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23885 / dk = 1050
 
 
 
 

6%
19%
56%
19%
Sparta Elementary
n = 49 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
18%
69%
10%

g. Teachers have sufficient training to fully utilize instructional technology.
North Carolina
n = 104650 / dk = 3754
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
56%
19%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 126 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
17%
67%
13%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24080 / dk = 863
 
 
 
 

4%
20%
57%
19%
Sparta Elementary
n = 49 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

4%
18%
71%
6%

h. Teachers are encouraged to reflect on their own practice.
North Carolina
n = 105710 / dk = 2625
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
31%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 130 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

2
7%
63%
28%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24302 / dk = 634
 
 
 
 

1
5%
63%
30%
Sparta Elementary
n = 49 / dk = 3
 
 
 
 

2
6%
69%
22%

i. In this school, follow up is provided from professional development.
North Carolina
n = 101273 / dk = 6971
 
 
 
 

5%
21%
57%
18%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 119 / dk = 15
 
 
 
 

4%
24%
57%
14%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23242 / dk = 1650
 
 
 
 

5%
22%
56%
17%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45 / dk = 7
 
 
 
 

4%
27%
64%
4%

j. Professional development provides ongoing opportunities for teachers to work with colleagues to refine teaching practices.
North Carolina
n = 104013 / dk = 4250
 
 
 
 

4%
16%
60%
20%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 125 / dk = 10
 
 
 
 

4
16%
63%
17%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23891 / dk = 1004
 
 
 
 

4
16%
60%
20%
Sparta Elementary
n = 47 / dk = 5
 
 
 
 

4%
19%
66%
11%

k. Professional development is evaluated and results are communicated to teachers.
North Carolina
n = 98211 / dk = 10068
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
50%
15%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 113 / dk = 21
 
 
 
 

7%
32%
49%
12%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 22590 / dk = 2320
 
 
 
 

7%
28%
50%
15%
Sparta Elementary
n = 40 / dk = 12
 
 
 
 

10%
37%
47%
5%

l. Professional development enhances teachers' ability to implement instructional strategies that meet diverse student learning needs.
North Carolina
n = 104109 / dk = 4100
 
 
 
 

4
12%
63%
21%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 126 / dk = 9
 
 
 
 

2
11%
69%
18%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 23925 / dk = 971
 
 
 
 

4
13%
63%
20%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
14%
72%
12%

m. Professional development enhances teachers' abilities to improve student learning.
North Carolina
n = 104531 / dk = 3633
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
22%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 127 / dk = 8
 
 
 
 

2
8%
69%
21%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 24023 / dk = 865
 
 
 
 

3
10%
64%
22%
Sparta Elementary
n = 50 / dk = 2
 
 
 
 

2
12%
74%
12%

Q8.2 In which of the following areas (if any) do you need professional development to teach your students more effectively?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
North Carolina
n = 93743
 
 

39%
61%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 114
 
 

35%
65%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21663
 
 

43%
57%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 

29%
71%

b. North Carolina Standard Course of Study
North Carolina
n = 93213
 
 

26%
74%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 114
 
 

21%
79%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21517
 
 

28%
72%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

23%
77%

c. Student assessment
North Carolina
n = 93192
 
 

31%
69%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 115
 
 

30%
70%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21490
 
 

34%
66%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

27%
73%

d. Differentiating instruction
North Carolina
n = 93421
 
 

54%
46%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 111
 
 

44%
56%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21568
 
 

57%
43%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

41%
59%

e. Special education (students with disabilities)
North Carolina
n = 93482
 
 

55%
45%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 113
 
 

49%
51%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21550
 
 

56%
44%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 

47%
53%

f. Special education (gifted and talented)
North Carolina
n = 93191
 
 

49%
51%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 114
 
 

51%
49%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21505
 
 

51%
49%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

39%
61%

g. English Language Learners
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

49%
51%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 112
 
 

46%
54%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21518
 
 

52%
48%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

41%
59%

h. Closing the Achievement Gap
North Carolina
n = 93232
 
 

52%
48%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 113
 
 

51%
49%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21519
 
 

54%
46%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

57%
43%

i. Methods of teaching
North Carolina
n = 92851
 
 

33%
67%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 114
 
 

26%
74%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21419
 
 

34%
66%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

36%
64%

j. Literacy strategies
North Carolina
n = 92993
 
 

42%
58%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 113
 
 

33%
67%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21469
 
 

41%
59%
Sparta Elementary
n = 45
 
 

38%
62%

k. Integrating technology into instruction
North Carolina
n = 93479
 
 

50%
50%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 113
 
 

32%
68%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21566
 
 

49%
51%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

25%
75%

l. Classroom management techniques
North Carolina
n = 93155
 
 

30%
70%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 114
 
 

25%
75%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21508
 
 

33%
67%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

34%
66%

m. Workforce development
North Carolina
n = 92690
 
 

23%
77%
Alleghany County Schools
n = 114
 
 

24%
76%
North Carolina Middle Schools
n = 21390
 
 

25%
75%
Sparta Elementary
n = 44
 
 

20%
80%

Q8.3 In the past 2 years, have you had 10 clock hours or more of professional development in any of the following areas?
      Yes
      No
n = number of responses


a. Your content area
North Carolina