District-wide Surveys


2017-2018 Survey Results are Available!

Click here to view multiple years of survey results and data and explore results by school, school type, demographic information (student/parent), grade level (student/parent), and gender (student/parent).

Key dates for the 2018-2019 survey are as follows:

  • Monday Jan 28 – Parent/guardian and student surveys open
  • Monday Feb 25 – Teacher and principal surveys open
  • Friday May 31 – Parent/guardian PAPER survey closes
  • Friday June 7 – All surveys close online

More details about the 2018-2019 surveys coming soon!


District-wide Survey Overview

Our District-wide Survey program reaches thousands of students, teachers, principals, and parents/guardians annually.

The surveys were designed to capture feedback from the school community on five key topics related to school improvement—climate, instruction, leadership, professional capacity, and parent/guardian-community ties. With an eye toward the Action Plan 3.0 goal of creating an equitable system of schools, this feedback provides a more complete picture of Philadelphia schools than relying solely on traditional measures of school success. By considering the perspectives of different groups in a school, this feedback can help pinpoint what is working well in a school along with areas that need to be improved.

Survey results can be found HERE. Our interactive data tool provides you with the ability to view multiple years of survey results and data, as well as break down results by school, school type, demographic information (student/parent), grade level (student/parent), and gender (student/parent).  A technical report can be found HERE.

PDF copies of past and current surveys can be found HERE.


Survey Response Rates

Student, Teacher, and Parent/Guardian Survey Response Rates for the 2017-18 school year can be found HERE (last updated 7/6/18).

A 2-page summary of response rates over time is available here.

*Response Rates for the 2017-18 Surveys are also available to SDP Staff in the Qlik Survey App.*


Related Reports


Open Data

Click here to access District-wide Survey data on our Open Data site.  You can then download a Zip file that contains student, parent/guardian, and teacher response data from the District-wide survey for those schools that met the response rate thresholds in each available school year. The data includes school name, ULCS code, response rate, and percentage of respondents that selected each response to each question at the school level. There is also a Zip file that contains all respondent data for all available years.


Do you have questions about our District-wide Survey program?

Visit our FAQs page or contact us at 215-400-6565 or schoolsurveys@philasd.org.