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Fall 2009 Bloom Trail High School Student Survey

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Bloom Trail Fall 2009 student survey

Attitudes toward school/after school programs

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

A total of 71 students took the Fall survey, with data complete for 70 students as shown in the table below.

Gender Year in School Total
Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
Male Student Race Am Ind/Alaska Nat 0 0 1 0 1
Black/African Amer 4 7 11 2 24
Hispanic 0 1 0 0 3
White 2 1 0 0 3
Total 6 9 12 2 29
Female Student Race Am Ind/Alaska Nat 1 0 0 0 1
Black/African Amer 3 11 5 11 30
Hispanic 3 1 0 0 4
White 2 2 1 1 6
Total 9 14 6 12 41

The majority of the students are Black. They are mostly sophomores and seniors, with more females than males, as depicted in graph below

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.
  • There is usually someone available to help me as needed.

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

As the chart shows: More than 85% of the students report that as a result of the program they look forward to going to school and nearly all of them think that the program has helped them 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 helpers available as well as ‘more fun things to do'.

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

It's fun and certain teachers help you understand things much better

Maybe some games with the tutoring but short games

That I can get a 1 on 1 tutoring so I can understand it better

They could give like two or more helpers to help so that way the kids can have more help.

I can get all my homework done and can catch up on things I can't do at home

longer and more teachers because more teachers can help more students

I like the fact that I can come to afterschool tutoring and get my homework done

I think it's fine.  I get the help I needed

I like it where someone, as a teacher, is there to help out with the work you're having trouble with in the classroom

The way it can be improved is by making sure that the student can completely get the material before you leave the homework help/tutoring section

It gives me personal help one on one time instead of a big class

If there was more space for everybody and if the exact teacher you needed actually showed up

That you get the help you need

I don't think it needs improvement

Just being able to complete my work for school

Maybe being able to get something to drink and use the restroom

They take their time to make sure you're comfortable doing the work on your own

A wider variety of subjects

That they want to help and they are there when you need it

Buses on Fridays and a lot more teachers/faculty volunteering to stay after school so that it's not 1 teacher to every five students. 

Going on the computers

Actually helping me

I'm able to get my homework done with help and my answers are correct

Last year I would have answered longer tutoring but since now it's until 5 it's perfect. 

 

 

 

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