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Survey shows positive outlook for District 186

June 30, 2015

The 2015 Sangamon County Citizen Survey shows that parents rate the quality of their child’s education and safety of their child’s school highly.

On a four-point scale, parents of District 186 students rated the education quality at 3.11 and school safety at 3.46. Both ratings fall between “good” and “excellent” on the scale. These ratings were on par with responses in the 2013 survey.

“These survey results reinforce what we know to be true, that our parents feel good about sending their kids to our schools every day,” said Superintendent Jennifer Gill. “We are always striving to improve, and our commitment to providing high-quality instruction in a safe environment will continue to be at the heart of our efforts.”

The results of the survey were presented at the annual meeting of the Citizens Club of Springfield on Friday, June 26. The results can be found here go.uis.edu/citizen.

“The 2015 Sangamon County Citizen Survey indicates positive evaluations by parents of both the quality of education that their child or children are receiving as well as the perceived level of safety in our local schools,” said UIS Director of Survey Research Ashley Kirzinger. “When we examine responses by school district, we find no statistically significant differences among the Sangamon County residents, regardless of what school district they live in. These results are very positive for District 186 as well as other local school districts.”

The survey is a collaborative project between the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln, United Way of Central Illinois and UIS’ Center for State Policy and Leadership. In addition to education, the survey explored the categories of economy, health, culture and recreation, environment, infrastructure, government and civic participation, public safety and social well-being.