Category Archives: Your Voice

League of Women Voters turn up to register students during first week of school

HISD believes in teaching students the value of their civic duty. Every year, the district makes a concentrated effort to help eligible students register to vote. This year, during the first week of school, volunteers with the Texas League of Women Voters (LWV) visited every HISD high school to support that effort.

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HISD Police Department to host public forum as part of national re-accreditation process

The Houston Independent School District Police Department and a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies will host a public forum next week as part of the department’s re-accreditation process.

It has been 13 years since the department first achieved accreditation, becoming the only school district police department in the nation to achieve such a feat. This summer, the department is seeking its fourth renewal of the designation, and they need your input.

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Customer survey: 85% of HISD parents, students, staff satisfied with their school

More than 131,000 participants provide feedback on schools, district

Eighty-five percent of Houston Independent School District students, parents, teachers and administrators continue to be satisfied with their school, according to the district’s annual customer satisfactory survey.

The overall satisfaction rating — which equates to a B- for the district, as a whole — is up two percentage points from 2013, which is when the HISD Your Voice survey was first launched. Results have been consistent or increasing across all measures since then.

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Grier urges using Your Voice as school improvement tool

Annual survey inspires campuses to use valuable feedback

HISD campus administrators have been busy using the feedback from the district’s Your Voice survey to improve their schools and relationships with students and parents.

“After we realized the valuable data we would receive from the survey, we advertised it better,” said Neff Elementary Principal Amanda Wingard. “We did call outs to our parents to remind them to turn it in.”

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Your Voice feedback paves way for school improvement

HISD recently released the results of the 2013-2014 “Your Voice” survey, which gave thousands of students, parents and instructional staff the opportunity to share information on how HISD and individual schools have progressed toward district and campus goals.

The survey, which was conducted for the second year in a row this past May, measures perceptions of safety, rigor and environment within the district. The survey also allows HISD to better understand the needs of its schools and to foster a culture of community engagement that will help guide future initiatives. Continue reading

Thank you for using Your Voice

Thousands respond to annual district survey to offer views on rigor, safety

HISD thanks the more than 110,000 parents, students, teachers and administrators who submitted responses to the annual Your Voice district survey this year.

Although mailed results are still being tallied by RDA Group, more than 4,000 parents took the survey online, answering questions about their perceptions of rigor, consistency and safety in HISD.

Complete results of the Your Voice survey are expected to be available online by July 11. Principals and other campus decision-makers will use these survey results to help guide campus improvement plans.

Once again, thank you to all who submitted survey results. With your support and participation, we can make changes that will impact the educational future of Houston’s children.

Your Voice survey window extended over weekend

Confidential surveys can be mailed or completed online

The Your Voice districtwide survey window will be extended for parents, students, administrators and instructional staff until 11:59 p.m. Sunday, June 1.

Survey responses can be sent to the RDA Group, a global market research and consulting firm, by mail or online at https://www.hisdyourvoice.rdagroup.com/survey/. RDA will be responsible for collecting and computing results of the survey to retain your privacy.

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Thank you, Houston! Thousands of people complete ‘Your Voice’ survey

Last week marked the conclusion of the “Your Voice” survey, the largest customer satisfaction survey in HISD history, and by Friday, May 31, more than 88,000 students, parents, teachers, campus administrators and community members had completed it.

Almost 3,500 parents took the survey online, answering questions about their perceptions of rigor, consistency and safety in HISD.

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