DMS Staff Survey

We are working to improve our school. This survey is to find out what our staff members think about: student safety; rules, expectations, and procedures; how students feel about the school in general; behavior management and discipline procedures; and potential problems.

Please respond to every item by indicating whether you agree or disagree with the statement.

Thank you for taking the time to help us make our school a better place for everybody.



  1. Students are taught the rules and expectations for behavior in the cafeteria/lunchroom.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students are taught the rules and expectations for behavior in the hallways
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students are taught the rules and expectations for behavior in the locker room/gym.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students are taught the rules and expectations for behavior in the courtyard/commons area(s).
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students are taught the rules for behavior in their classrooms.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students are taught the rules for appropriate behavior in the restrooms.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students are taught the rules and expectations for behavior in the bus loading/unloading areas.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students are taught the rules and expectations for behavior when riding the bus (or walking) to and from school.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Parents/families are informed about the rules and expectations for student behavior at this school.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. For most classes, teachers give students a course syllabus (i.e., a description of course objectives, assignments, and timelines).
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. For most classes, teachers do a good job of making sure students understand the grading procedures and policies.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. For most classes, teachers do a good job of making sure students know how they can get help if they fall behind.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Staff members do a good job of communicating with each other.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Staff members treat each other with respect.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. The school has a consistent approach to behavior management and discipline.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. The school has adequate systems for identifying and helping students who are at risk of falling through the cracks (academically and/or behaviorally).
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. I receive sufficient support when I have to deal with difficult students and/or with discipline problems.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. I have a clear understanding of when and how I am expected to monitor student behavior.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. I have a clear understanding of when and how I am expected to motivate/encourage students to do their best.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. I have a clear understanding of how I am expected to respond to student misbehavior.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. I have a clear understanding of what my role and responsibilities are in emergency situations.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Inappropriate student language is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Inappropriate student dress is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Inappropriate sexual contact between students is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students having weapons is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Drug/alcohol/tobacco use by students is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Theft or damage of personal property by students is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Theft or damage of school property by students is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Student cliques (i.e., students excluding other students) are a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students physically assaulting other students is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students threatening or bullying other students is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Students picking on (or harassing) other students is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Racial conflicts are a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Racial harassment is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Sexual harassment is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Student behavior with substitutes is a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Excessive tardies are a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Excessive absences are a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. Student threats/violence toward staff members are a problem.
    I agree.
    I disagree.


  1. I am a certified instructional staff member.
    Yes.
    No.


  1. I am a non-instructional staff member.
    Yes.
    No.


  1. I teach mostly 6th grade.
    Yes.
    No.


  1. I teach mostly 7th Grade.
    Yes.
    No.


  1. I teach mostly 8th Grade.
    Yes.
    No.





Reading/Language Arts/History Instructor
Driftwood Middle School
FL