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At Osceola High, 85.5% say their kids feel safe



Given the unfolding story at John Hopkins Middle School in St. Petersburg, the results of a recent parent survey at Osceola Fundamental High seem timely.

According to principal Carol Moore, 88.5 percent of parents who responded either agreed or strongly agreed that their kids feel safe at Osceola. (A total of 339 people responded to four separate questions, which were administered on Survey Monkey. The other questions were about homework amounts, new vending machines and the seven-period schedule.)

On the safety question, 10 percent of respondents were neutral and 4.4 percent either disagreed or strongly disagreed, Moore said in an e-mail last week to the Gradebook. (The Gradebook requested the info when we heard about it a few weeks back.)

We know this is one just small survey at one high school, but it made us wonder what the results might be like at other Pinellas high schools -- and, in light of the Hopkins situation, at the middle schools too. With all the interest in fundamental schools, it also made us wonder how much results like these are driving demand. Tell us what you think, and tell us if you've heard of similar surveys at other schools.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:52am]


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