Make us your home page


Education news and notes from Tampa Bay and Florida

School-by-school teacher survey data in Hillsborough



At some schools, teachers feel empowered by their principals, appreciated by parents and confident that the kids will follow the rules.

At other schools? Not so much. And a lot of teachers - roughly half - feel there's not enough time to get the job done.

Here are the school-by-school results of the Teaching, Empowering, Leading and Learning, an extensive survey that explores work conditions, community support, student discipline and other issues that affect morale.

The response rates, school by school, are here.

The district had several caveats in releasing this data. Among them: This is the first such study, making it a snapshot at best. Differences from school to school might have been affected by different methods of data collection. Not all teachers participated; the districtwide response rate was 66 percent. In schools where fewer than 50 percent responded, the numbers were not included, to protect anonymity and because the results were not considered reliable.

Finally, the New Teacher Center, which collaborated with the district, said Hillsborough's overall numbers were not out of line with other districts, and some -- for example, those concerning training and use of data -- were much better.

[Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 12:15pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours