New questions related to the topics of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) were added to the District-Wide Surveys in spring 2021 to better understand the perspectives and experiences of parents/guardians, students, teachers, principals/assistant principals, and support staff.

This report examines how each group responded to the new DEI questions and how responses differed by respondent demographic characteristics.

Key findings include:

  • Students and support staff responded to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) questions less positively than other groups (teachers, principals/assistant principals, and parents/guardians).
  • English Learners, students receiving special education services, and students of color had lower perceptions of DEI than their peers.
  • Parents/guardians of English Learners had lower perceptions of DEI while parents/guardians of students receiving special education services and parents/guardians of white students had higher perceptions of DEI.
  • Male principals/assistant principals and white principals/assistant principals had higher perceptions of DEI than their peers.