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Schedule change survey results are in

27J Schools recently surveyed parents, staff, and middle and high school students in order to gather feedback on our move to a four-day school week and change to school start times. Both changes were made at the start of the 2018-19 school-year. The survey showed 78% of respondents viewed the change to a four-day school week favorably and a 78.3% favorable response to the change in school start times.

 

27J Schools currently operates on a Tuesday-Friday schedule. Elementary and Kindergarten classes start at 7:50 a.m. and middle and high school classes start at 8:30 a.m. The decision to move start times was based on extensive research tying delayed start times to improved health, academic performance, and quality of life for adolescent students.

 

Nearly 5,000 parents, students, staff and community members participated in the survey. Following are the survey highlights.

 

OVERALL RESPONSE AVERAGES

Favorability was measured on a scale of 1 (Strongly Opposed) to 5 (Strongly Supportive).

Start Times - Average Favorability

4 Day - Average Favorability

3.69

3.89


 

ALL PARENTS - RESPONSES BREAKDOWN

Start Times - Average Favorability

4 Day - Average Favorability

3.67

4.17

 

ALL STAFF - RESPONSES BREAKDOWN

Start Times - Average Favorability

4 Day - Average Favorability

3.70

3.84

 

NON-STAFF PARENTS - RESPONSES BREAKDOWN

Start Times - Average Favorability

4 Day - Average Favorability

3.70

3.83

 

STAFF-PARENTS - RESPONSES BREAKDOWN

Start Times - Average Favorability

4 Day - Average Favorability

3.64

4.39

 

NON-PARENT STAFF - RESPONSES BREAKDOWN

Start Times - Average Favorability

4 Day - Average Favorability

3.68

4.06

 

We also received results from two questions related to schedule changes from the 2019-20 Adams County Youth Initiative survey. The survey was completed by 11,031 27J students. The results of the two schedule-related questions are shown below.

 

Q1: I get more sleep during the 4-day school week than during the 5-day school week. Agree or disagree?

Strongly Agree - Agree

Disagree - Strongly Disagree

Not Answered

77% (7,008 Students)

24% (789 Students)

1,908

 

Q2: I prefer the 4-day school week more than the 5-day school week. Agree or disagree?

Strongly Agree - Agree

Disagree - Strongly Disagree

Not Answered

84% (7,683 Students)

16% (1,510)

1,838