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2022 Annual Parent Survey Results

Each year, Minnetonka Public Schools surveys parents about their family’s educational experience in our schools.

The 2022 Parent Survey was administered from mid-May to mid-June of 2022 and captured more than 2,800 completed responses. All parents were invited to participate in the online survey, and multiple reminders were sent to increase participation. Although this is not a random sample survey, the District is confident in the results. Demographic questions indicated that respondents were consistent with the distribution of our student population. Overall, the survey results show high confidence in the District's programs, schools, teachers and leadership.

  • 96% of respondents rate the education provided by the Minnetonka School District as excellent or good, up 2% over last year, with 63.5% rating it excellent.
  • 95% of parents believe the community receives a good value from its investment in Minnetonka’s local public schools.
  • 95% of elementary school parents, 92% of middle school parents and 89% of high school parents would recommend their school to friends or neighbors. 
  • 92% of parents, on average, believe their school principal is accessible to them when they have questions or concerns. 
  • 93% of parents, on average, believe their child’s school provides a safe learning environment.

New in this year’s survey, the District asked parents about student well-being and belonging and about the successes and challenges families had with the COVID-19 Safe Learning Plan.

  • 93% of elementary parents, 90% of middle school parents and 85% of high school parents said their student’s school provides an environment that supports their student’s sense of well-being.
  • 93% of elementary parents, 87% of middle school parents and 82% of high school parents said their student’s school provides an environment that supports their student’s sense of belonging.
  • Elementary school parents said the top successes of the District’s Safe Learning Plan were accessible, reliable technology; communication from teachers; and connection with teachers. They said the top challenges were student self-motivation and connection with classmates.
  • Middle school parents said the top successes of the District’s Safe Learning Plan were accessible, reliable technology and communication from the principal and District. They said the top challenges were student self-motivation and engagement with learning.
  • High school parents said the top successes of the District’s Safe Learning Plan were accessible, reliable technology; communication from the principal and District; and communication from teachers. They said the top challenges were connection with classmates and engagement with learning.

While the overall survey results are very positive, a segment of the parent population expressed their advice and suggestions to the district regarding a variety of topics, including but not limited to: the desire for the district to avoid political and social agendas, to limit or adjust iPad use for students, to address an academic/curriculum or teacher/staff issue, to provide a stronger focus and support for diversity, equity and inclusion and to consider what protocols to have in place, should COVID continue to be an issue to manage in the upcoming 2022-23 school year. Additionally, each school principal and district leader will be provided with school-specific or program-specific results for goal setting for the coming year.

View the full survey results here

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2022 Annual Parent Survey Results

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