Thornburg Middle School Faculty/Staff Survey - 2007

Faculty/Staff of TMS: Please complete this survey. Thank you.



  1. Students and staff feel safe at this school.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Each student has at least one teacher that knows him or her well.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Sufficient after-school social activities are provided to students.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Opportunities are provided for students to develop good attitudes and standards for themselves.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Guidance and counseling services are provided to our students as needed, both group counseling sessions and individual counseling sessions.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Our library provides students with the resources they need and is available to students.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Physical education emphasizes health, physical fitness, and lifetime sports.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. A variety of activities during and after school is offered so that all students have an opportunity to participate.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Teachers use a wide variety of instructional methods and materials beyond the standard lecture and textbook format.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Teachers provide remedial instruction and help to those students that need assistance.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Each team of teachers provides students with planned instruction in the basic skills and the Standards of Learning.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Minor behavioral problems are solved by teachers and parents without the involvement of administrators.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Students are provided opportunities to use technology, such as computers.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Students apply their basic skills through class projects and hands-on activities.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Teachers maintain open communication with parents and provide opportunities for parent conferences.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Teachers communicate their instructional expectations to students and parents.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the educational process.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. The instructional program meets the needs of special children (i.e., learning disabled, gifted,resource programs, etc.).
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Teachers receive the supplies needed to support the instructional program.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Teachers have adequate access to computers and other technology available in the school.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. The instructional coordinator supports and enhances classroom efforts.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Administrators respond to major discipline problems and resolve them in a timely manner.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. The Code of Student Conduct sets clear expectations for students.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. I feel that I can voice concerns or problems to administrators.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Building administrators are accessible to faculty and staff.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. The principal is the instructional leader at this school.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Faculty and staff have input in planning and decision-making affecting our school.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. The administration is highly visible throughout the school.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. The distribution of school funds addresses the needs/goals of the school.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. The school building and grounds are well-maintained.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. I have referred students to fill out BINT forms.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. I have reported students to administration for bullying behavior.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. I have intervened, handled, and attempted to resolve bullying situations myself.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. I have referred students who have obvious conflicts to guidance for peer mediation.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. I have intervened, handled, and attempted to resolve (student) conflict situations myself.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. The strength of Thornburg Middle School is


  1. The one thing I would change about Thornburg Middle School is


  1. What type of student after-school (new) activities would you like to see offered?


  1. What type of student after-school activities would you like to see continued?


  1. What type of faculty get together activities would you like to see offered?


  1. When would you like to see faculty get together activities offered?


  1. Do you have any other comments or suggestions for improvement to pass on to the SACS School Improvement Steering Committee?





6th Grade Bat Team Teacher
Thornburg Middle School
Spotsylvania, VA