Eighth Grade Middle School Survey

The information you give in this survey is important to the improvement of our programs. Please give thoughtful, thorough responses. All responses will be confidential and will remain anonymous.



  1. List or describe the most important experiences in classes that you have had during Middle School.


  1. List or describe the most important experiences in activities outside of classes that you had during Middle School.


  1. What should be changed in Middle School to make it a better program.


  1. I have become more aware of my talents and skills this year.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on the previous question.


  1. I have learned how to study in ways that suit my own needs and style.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on the previous question.


  1. I have had many opportunities to work with other students and learn to collaborate this year.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Describe the opportunities you have had to work with other students. Let us know if you thought they were valuable or not. Do you think you should have had more or fewer of these opportunities?


  1. GDS has provided me with opportunities for leadership and occasions to learn to work with others to plan and take charge.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on the previous question.


  1. This year I have become more independent in seeking teachers for help, managing my own schedule, and completing work.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on the previous question.


  1. This year I have had fun while I learned.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on the previous question


  1. I have grown academically in the 8th grade.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on the previous question.


  1. Our advising class time on Wednesdays and Fridays was well spent.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on previous question.


  1. My group visit to the Upper School was a valuable experience.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on previous question.


  1. The trip to Washington,DC was a valuable experience.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on the previous question.


  1. The Washington, DC trip was enjoyable.
      1 2 3 4 5  
    Strongly agree   Strongly disagree


  1. Comment on the previous question.


  1. List the small groups you were in, and rate them from 1 (don't make next year's kids go to this one)- 5 (5 being a "must see.")


  1. What were your favorite things about the DC trip?


  1. What things should be changed about the DC trip?