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School-by-school climate survey results out in Pinellas




Following last week's release of district-level results, the school-by-school climate survey numbers in Pinellas are now out - and on the district web site here. (All the survey info is here.)

It's a ton of data, but we took a quick first look at questions about principals. Some numbers jump off the page.

Asked to respond to the statement, "the principal is liked and respected by staff," the percentage of instructional staff who responded and agreed was in single digits at two schools - Belleair Elementary (7 percent) and Maximo Elementary (3 percent) - and was 0 percent (yes, you read that right) at Starkey Elementary.

The numbers on that question were very high at a number of elementary schools, including several that logged in at 100 percent (Bauder, Cross Bayou, Curtis Fundamental, Fuguitt, etc.) But at five others beyond Belleair and Maximo, they were below 20 percent: Bay Point (13 percent), Leila Davis (19 percent), McMullen-Booth (16 percent), Mildred Helms (19 percent) and Westgate (15 percent.)

Among middle schools, the principals at Clearwater Fundamental, Osceola, Morgan Fitzgerald and Palm Harbor would win most popular (93, 91, 85 and 83 percent, respectively, on the "liked and respected" question). The principals at Pinellas Park (21 percent), Tyrone (21 percent) and Bay Point (12 percent) would not.

Among high schools, the new principals at Palm Harbor and Dixie Hollins made good first impressions, with 94 percent and 87 percent of instructional staff, respectively, giving them high marks. The second-year principal at Tarpon Springs came in with 85 percent.

The numbers for principals at four high schools came in under 40 percent: Dunedin (33 percent), Gibbs (35 percent), Northeast (36 percent) and Seminole (39 percent.)

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[Last modified: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 4:52pm]


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