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Fall 2009 Bloom High School Student Survey

Bloom District 206

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Bloom High School Fall 2009 student survey

Attitudes toward after school programs

The students at Bloom HS were asked to complete a survey about their attitudes toward the after school program

A total of 101 students took the Fall survey, with data complete for 93 students as shown in the table below.

Gender Year in School Total
Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Male Student Race Black/African Amer 12 8 11 7 38
Hispanic 1 4 2 3 10
White 0 1 1 0 2
Total 13 13 14 10 50
Female Student Race Am Ind/Alaska Nat 0 0 0 1 1
Black/African Amer 1 12 9 6 28
Hispanic 2 6 1 2 11
White 1 1 1 0 3
Total 4 19 11 9 43

The majority of the students are Black. The 50 males are distributed somewhat evenly across the grades while there is a predominance of females as sophomores (19 out of 43).

Students were asked to respond "yes" or "no" to each of the following:

  • I look forward to tutoring/after school program.
  • The after school program helps me do better in school.
  • The after school staff is usually available for help as needed.

The chart below shows the proportion of the students responding ‘yes' to each.

As the chart shows: More than 4/5 of the students report that as a result of the program they look forward to going to school and that there is some available for help when they need it. Nearly all of them think that the program helps them do better in school.   

Finally, the students were asked what they like MOST about the program, and one way in which the program could be improved.  Provided below are sample responses. 

In summary, what they like most is the ways in which the program helps them in school. In terms of improving the program, some students would like more time and tutoring help available.

What do you like MOST about tutoring/homework help? What is one way in which after school homework help/tutoring could be improved?

I can focus on my homework better

it's perfect for me

math

help you with your work that is important to have good grade in school so you can pass

The teachers are helpful

More students and teachers

I learn better

more teachers should be available

Getting the help that I need

Do some activities in the gym

Allows you to finish your work efficiently

I have no opinion on this matter.  Tutoring is as good as gets right

That I get help with my work

I think this class does not need improvement

I have time to get the work done at school since I can't concentrate at home

positive reinforcements

That I get extra help with my homework

let us sit with our friends

It's no distractions

I don't know

I see most teachers that I know and they give me lots of help

To have activities often when done with own work

Getting to finish my homework so I have things to do after school

they don't need that many rules and they should have 2 to a table

It helps you get what you didn't get done to work on

if teachers will look at me more so I can ask for help.  Sometimes I have a problem for raising my hand

that I get help when needed

allow more communication

getting tutored

include fridays

Just getting the homework done, and not having to worry about homework at home

If more people attended, I think the tutor program would improve

You get to come after school to get extra help on work you didn't understand in class

Have more teachers for each subjects

When I don't understand my math, a teacher helps me to understand it and apply it

more teachers to help students

There's always someone who can help me with my work

none it's good the way it is

That you get more help and less distractions from people in class

have more help for physics

I like the fact that we can always get help when we need it

It could be improved by doing the best I can

That there is always someone around to help us

it could be open all week

It gives me a chance to finish all of my homework and master my subjects

just by adding more hours

It's quiet and nobody interrupts my work unlike at home, with my younger siblings

more time to get her, like 3:15 or 3:25

I like the help and attention I get

I think it's cool the way it is

You get the help you need to stay on track

By the teachers not pressuring you, and let you go to the bathroom

getting help from different people

getting more help

It gives you an opportunity to do homework and missing work if you need to

in my opinion there shouldn't be anything improved about after school tutoring

I'm sure my homework/test is right.  And I talk to a teacher one-on-one.

more teachers

I get to do homework and have someone to help me in any subject

I'm not sure

 

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