Schools, Community Partners Acting on Survey Data from Students, Families, Staff
Sonoma County educational leaders and partners at youth-serving nonprofits are diving into feedback from more than 56,000 students, family members, and school staff about how our schools are meeting their needs.
The feedback comes from the Sonoma County Office of Education’s (SCOE) yearly YouthTruth survey effort, done in partnership with Community Foundation Sonoma County and the Career Technical Education Foundation.
Although each individual school site’s data is proprietary and shared at that school site’s discretion, the overall aggregate data is public and is viewable at sonomacf.org/youthtruth. The data can be filtered by factors including grade level, gender identity, race or ethnicity, and English learner status.
“I am excited to come together with educational and community leaders to talk about how we can better serve Sonoma County’s students and families, as well as our teachers and staff,” said Dr. Amie Carter, Sonoma County superintendent of schools. “Effective government involves asking the people you serve how you are doing and listening in good faith. Our partnership with YouthTruth gives us a window into how we are meeting everyone’s needs, identifying both bright spots and where we need to do better.”
This year’s surveys were completed in January by students, family members, and staff from 142 schools spread across 30 Sonoma County districts.