Spartan Shield

Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

Back to Article
Back to Article

Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

Jeremy Ramsey, Sports Editor

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






With the school year coming to an end, the administration required students to participate in a survey during gym class last week. The survey looked at things concerning everyone’s experience this year.

This year is not unlike any before it though because students take a survey of this sort every year. The questions range from things like safety at school to how much students feel their work is recognized. While students may see the survey as a hassle, it can be a great tool to see what changes can be made to the school that could be beneficial for the future.

Senior Ben Royer shared how the survey has some positives.“I think that it’s a great idea for the school to see what changes need to be made. Each year is different so it makes sense why they do it every year,” he said.

Pleasant Valley High School principal Mike Zimmer explained the reasoning behind the survey. “PVHS administers two student surveys, one survey (Conditions of Learning) is required by Iowa Department of Education and the second is required by the school board,” he said. Zimmer also shared information about the Conditions of Learning Survey that we took during gym, stating, “it is used to improve safety, student engagement, and overall learning environment.”

Although at first look there seems to be no problems with the survey, there still is one overarching problem. Some students may not take the survey seriously for a variety of reasons. “Because we have to take it during gym or lifting I can see why people want to get it over with. Some might just want the rest of the period off or leave morning lifting early when they get it done,” said Royer.

With minor changes to be made, the end of the year survey looks to continue to be a great tool for the school and how it progresses. With it being such a simple task it is surprising how much impact answering some questions in a truthful manner can make.

About the Writer
Jeremy Ramsey, Sports Editor

Hello, my name is Jeremy Ramsey and I am one of the Sports Editors this semester. I am currently a senior and plan on attending Iowa State next year to...

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    Brightest PV minds excite at Industrial Tech Expo

  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    Exploring Big Blue World: A robotics team provides opportunities for all students

  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    Thank you teachers: from the Class of 2019

  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    An unknown opportunity: PV’s greenhouses experience neglect

  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    Tasty new options in the Quad Cities

  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    Creativity in Honors English

  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    Where the High Line ends, the Spartan Shield begins

  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    Learning through service: Students rally together to participate in flood relief efforts

  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    Free time in college opens doors to new opportunities

  • Student survey looks to improve overall school environment

    Feature

    Davenport flooding continues to destroy local businesses and homes

Navigate Right

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School
Student survey looks to improve overall school environment