School Climate Surveys

The Jamesville-DeWitt Central School District has developed a set of anonymous surveys to be administered annually to students, staff and families with the goals of 

  • Gathering more comprehensive and valid data on school conditions;  
  • Focusing attention on quality of teacher-student relationships as well as peer relationships; 
  • Identifying strengths as well as areas that need improvement; and 
  • Measuring progress toward the district’s strategic goals.

School climate surveys (SCS) were initially part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the state’s pilot and rollout of its model. District officials decided to continue forward with the administration of the district’s version of the SCS, which was adapted from Panorama, as they anticipated it would provide the district with valuable information about the district’s families, students and staff and for the evaluation of the district’s strategic plan.

In 2020-21, the district conducted a SCS pilot with students in grades 3-12. In 2021-22, the SCS is being administered to students in grades 3-12 and was expanded to include families, teachers and district staff. All survey responses are anonymous and confidential.  

The district plans to use survey results to determine student and family support as it develops budgets and programs. The surveys will be administered annually so the success of programs can be evaluated and new program opportunities may be investigated. 

Questions or concerns about the climate surveys may be directed to Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services Peter Reyes at

Copies of the surveys that were administered are available upon request.

2023-24 School Climate Survey

School Climate Survey 2023-24 (grades 3-5)

School Climate Survey 2023-24 (grades 6-12)

2022-23 School Climate Survey results 

2022-23 School Climate Survey Results [interactive web link]

Oct. 16, 2023 J-D Board of Education presentation of the 2022-23 School Climate Survey results [PDF]

2021-22 School Climate Survey results

Dec. 19, 2022 J-D Board of Education presentation of the 2021-22 School Climate Survey results

March 21, 2022 J-D Board of Education presentation of the 2020-21 School Climate Survey Pilot results