Strong majorities of Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools families and employees who responded to the district's annual survey feel safe and respected at school, feel they can succeed and like attending, the district announced this week.
More than 7,000 students and parents and around 600 staff members provided responses, according to the district's online survey data.
Results were largely positive for the district. About 89 percent of the parents believe their children receive quality instruction, for example. More than 93 percent of elementary students also said their cultures and backgrounds are respected and they're encouraged to reach their full potential.
On the teacher and other staff side, more than 94 percent said they were proud to be associated with the district.
Other questions asked about quality of school food, extracurricular activities and expectations for students and staff.
Responses highlighted some concerns as well. More than 20 percent of secondary students said behavior issues at school aren't addressed, for instance.
About 12 percent of educational support staff disagreed that they had high-functioning and collaborative relationships with their colleagues, more than double the proportion of certified, licensed staff.