Indianapolis Public Schools wants to hear from district families about the climate and culture in their students’ schools. To do this, the district has partnered with Panorama Education to administer surveys throughout our community to students, staff and families.

These surveys will help the district better understand our strengths and how we can support district students.

Surveys opened Feb. 10 and run through March 13. Students and staff have already received special instructions on how to access their surveys.

Now it’s time for families to share their thoughts. Family surveys take approximately 10 minutes to complete and include the following topics:

  • Barriers to Engagement: Factors that can create challenges for families to interact or become involved with their child’s school.
  • Family Engagement: The degree to which families become involved with and interact with their child’s school.
  • School Climate: Perceptions of the overall social and learning climate of the school.
  • School Fit: Perceptions of how well a school matches their child’s developmental needs.
  • Equity & Inclusion: Perceptions of diversity, equity and inclusion in school and school communities.

IPS understands that a positive school climate promotes student academic achievement, healthy development and teacher retention. Schools can use climate and culture data to promote meaningful student, staff and family engagement and enhance many factors that contribute to success in schools.

This is the second year for the district’s Culture and Climate survey.

The surveys allow school and district stakeholders to analyze data, identify actionable responses and communicate the results to IPS families and community members.

Families interested in taking the survey should click here.