School Climate and Administrator Survey Results

2016 - 2017

To see the results for the 2015-16 surveys, click here.

To see the results for the 2014-15 surveys, click here.

Publishing Threshold

Summary results below for the 2016-17 survey include only school sites and administrators that had at least 50% of members at that site participating in the survey. Some school sites did not have sufficient survey submissions to have the scores tabulated.

This year, we had 22 schools (compared to 28 schools last year) and 23 principals (compared to 29 principals last year). Results were published for those schools and principals below.

Scoring and Grading Rubric

All questions in the School Climate survey were based on a 5 point scale with a calculated average score. All questions in the Administrator Survey were based on a 4 point scale with a calculated average score. The grade percentage was calculated by dividing the average score and the total point scale. The letter grade uses the following standard rubric:

A    90-100%
B    80-89%
C    70-79%
D   60-69%
F    59% or below


K-12 School Climate Survey summary Results

General Observations:

District-wide Member participation for the School Climate Survey was at 32%, which is not a statistically significant sampling. However, in deference to those individuals that took the time to take the survey, we have made some general observations of the data.

  • The count for this year’s school climate grades:  11 “C”s and 11 “D”s.
  • This year, the district-wide school climate average was only 3.49 out of a 5.00 scale.
    That’s a 69.90% with a “D” grade. This is a slight increase from last year’s 68.60%.
  • 50% said morale was high among teachers at their school site.
  • 79% said they feel safe working at their school site.
  • 56% said they are able to control the temperature in their classroom.
    42% said that they are not.
  • 20.36% said they have had an increase in respiratory problems since working at their school site. This is an 8% reduction from last year’s 28.5%.
  • 73% said students had adequate access to the school library media center and the teacher librarian.
  • 73% said students had adequate access to a Registered Nurse.
  • 47% said students had adequate access to emotional and psychological support services.
  • 46% said the school counselor is being used effectively.
  • 80% said the District provides adequate ACCESS to Professional Development Services while 65% said the District provides adequate QUALITY Professional Development Services.
  • 26% said their shared-decision-making committee was controlled by administration.
  • 57% said adjunct duties are assigned appropriately at their school site.

Click here to download a copy of the summary results list for published sites.

Click here to download a copy of the list of schools that were not published.

To see the individual reports for each school site scroll down below.

**Note: Original survey results for Alvarado Elementary have been invalidated. Members had the opportunity to retake the survey. Those survey results have also been invalidated.

School Site Members Surveys Surveys % Score (of out 5.00) Score % Grade
LBUSD - District Wide 3487 1110 31.83% 3.49 69.80% D
Addams Elementary 36 20 55.56% 3.17 63.45% D
Bancroft Middle 35 27 77.14% 3.34 66.89% D
Buffum Pre-K TLC 38 28 73.68% 3.25 65.00% D
Emerson Parkside Acdy 24 15 62.50% 3.78 75.54% C
Gant Elementary 25 24 96.00% 3.76 75.11% C
Herrera Elementary 36 24 66.67% 3.48 69.66% D
Jefferson Academy 41 38 92.68% 3.40 68.01% D
Kettering Elementary 16 13 81.25% 3.85 76.93% C
Lincoln Elementary 50 41 82.00% 3.83 76.64% C
Longfellow Elementary 36 25 69.44% 3.62 72.43% C
Los Cerritos Elementary 21 12 57.14% 3.85 76.90% C
Lowell Elementary 31 22 70.97% 3.95 79.03% C
MacArthur Elementary 17 17 100.00% 3.83 76.63% C
Mann Elementary 17 10 58.82% 3.43 68.66% D
Marshall Middle 40 22 55.00% 3.63 72.68% C
Rogers Middle 37 32 86.49% 3.53 70.61% C
Roosevelt Elementary 40 20 50.00% 3.48 69.60% D
Smith Elementary 37 29 78.38% 3.47 69.39% D
Stanford Middle 47 28 59.57% 3.44 68.75% D
Stephens Middle 36 21 58.33% 3.20 63.94% D
Stevenson Elementary 28 24 85.71% 3.10 62.09% D
Wilson High 142 82 57.75% 3.58 71.65% C

K-12 Administrator Survey summary Results

General Observations:

District-wide Member participation for the Administrator Survey was at 32%, which is not a statistically significant sampling. However, in deference to those individuals that took the time to take the survey, we have made some general observations of the data.

  • The count for this year’s administrator grades:   3 “A”s, 5 “B”s, 7 “C”s, 5 “D”s, and 3 “F”s.
  • This year, the district wide administrator average was 2.96 out of a 4.00 scale. 
    That’s a 74% with a “C” grade.
  • This year, we have three K-12 administrators with scores higher than 3.6 (“A” grade and “Distinguished” ranking) making them eligible to be nominated by TALB members for the Outstanding Administrator Award. In comparison, last year we had five administrators with scores higher than 3.6.
  • Our three “Distinguished” K-12 administrators for this year are:
    • Gutierrez, Juan (Kettering) – 3.71
    • Fanton, Cassandra (Gant) – 3.70
    • Lawson, Lester (Lowell) – 3.69
  • Juan Gutierrez at Kettering Elementary, had an improved score from last year's 3.48. 
  • Cassandra Fanton at Gant Elementary, is a new principal this year.
  • Lester Lawson at Lowell Elementary did not have a score published last year because there weren't enough surveys submitted.
  • This year, we have three administrators scoring less than 2.40 (“F” grade), double from last year. David Costa (Stanford) has the dubious distinction of being on this list for the third time in a row, and even dropped his score from a 2.33 to a 2.22.
  • 87% said their administrator consistently respects and follows union contract rights, Ed Code, and governing policies.
  • 78% said their administrator would support them against unwarranted and unfair criticism by parents.
  • 71% said their administrator promotes a positive climate that fosters professionalism, teamwork, and cooperation in the staff.
  • About 68% said their administrator is effective at addressing the problems specific to their site. 
  • 58.64% rated their administrator as either “Effective” or “Distinguished.”
    12% rated their administrator as “Unsatisfactory.”

Click here to download a copy of the summary results list for published administrators.

Click here to download a copy of the list of administrators that were not published.

To see individual reports for each administrator scroll down below.

**Note: Original survey results for Lucy Salazar (Alvarado Elem) have been invalidated. Members had the opportunity to retake the survey. Those survey results have also been invalidated.

Administrator School Site Members Surveys Surveys % Score
(out of 4.00)
Score % Grade
LBUSD District-Wide 3487 1110 31.83% 2.96 74.00% C
Alas, Monica Smith Elementary 37 29 78.38% 2.94 73.41% C
Blazer, Sandy Wilson High 142 82 57.75% 3.02 75.58% C
Costa, David Stanford Middle 47 28 59.57% 2.22 55.43% F
Duenas, Armando Addams Elementary 36 20 55.56% 2.54 63.52% D
Fanton, Cassandra Gant Elementary 25 24 96.00% 3.70 92.61% A
Fleming, Scott MacArthur Elementary 17 17 100% 3.49 87.14% B
Gamboa, Alissa Los Cerritos Elementary 21 12 57.14% 3.59 89.75% B
Garcia, Miriam Buffum Pre-K TLC 38 28 73.68% 2.67 66.86% D
Granado, Christi Herrera Elementary 36 24 66.67% 2.89 72.30% C
Gutierrez, Juan Kettering Elementary 16 13 81.25% 3.71 92.86% A
Hatwan, Marie Marshall Middle 40 22 55.00% 3.09 77.25% C
Jordan, Douglas Rogers Middle 37 32 86.49% 3.39 84.75% B
Lawson, Lester Lowell Elementary 31 22 70.97% 3.69 92.14% A
Maddox, Kevin Jefferson Academy 41 38 92.68% 2.94 73.61% C
Madrigal Jr., Salvador Stephens Middle 36 21 58.33% 2.42 60.39% D
McKeehan, Donna Mann Elementary 17 10 58.82% 2.85 71.36% C
Moraga, Gonzalo Wilson High 142 82 57.75% 2.66 66.57% D
Nemec, Caroline Lincoln Elementary 50 41 82.00% 3.48 87.05% B
Pilar Perossio, Maria Bancroft Middle 35 27 77.14% 2.20 55.00% F
Sigur IV, Edward Longfellow Elementary 36 25 69.44% 2.86 71.55% C
Streeter, Yvette Stevenson Elementary 28 24 85.71% 2.22 55.52% F
Tolentino, Clarissa Roosevelt Elementary 40 20 50.00% 2.70 67.61% D
Vitetta, Rose Emerson Parkside Acdy 24 15 62.50% 3.47 86.64% B


Head Start School Climate Survey Summary Results

General Observations:

Head Start Member participation for the School Climate Survey was at 48.24%, which is not a statistically significant sampling. However, in deference to those individuals that took the time to take the survey, we have made some general observations of the data.

  • 98% said they feel safe working at their school site.
  • 95% said the parking for faculty is safe and secure from theft or vandalism.
  • 98% said that classrooms and hallways are cleaned on a regular basis.
  • 93% said that staff restrooms are cleaned and adequately stocked on a regular basis.
  • 95% said that student restrooms are cleaned and adequately stocked on a regular basis.
  • 76% said that morale is high among teachers at their school site.
  • 64% said that they are able to control the temperature in their classroom.
  • 36% said that students have adequate access to medical personnel.
  • 62% said that students have adequate access to mental health personnel.
  • 78% said that they are provided with textbooks, instructional equipment, curriculum guides, and other essential materials in a timely manner.
  • 88% said that the District provides adequate ACCESS and QUALITY professional development services.
Program Members Surveys Surveys % Score (of out 5.00) Score % Grade
Head Start Program 85 41 48.24% 3.93 78.66% C
CDC Program 73 16 21.92% - - -

Click here to download a copy of the Head Start Program School Climate Survey results. Please note that these results are not statistically significant because there were less than 50% participation. We are posting them simply as a courtesy to Head Start members that were interested in seeing them.

Click here to download a copy of the member participation for CDC/Head Start sites.


Head Start Administrator Survey Summary Results

General Observations:

There are 8 Early Learning Center Managers supervising Head Start teachers, each responsible for 2-3 Head Start sites. 3 Early Learning Center Managers received at least 50% participation of members at the sites they supervise for this survey.

  • Natasha Vaughn-Jackson received an average score of 3.67 out of 4.00 receiving an “A” Grade of 91.63%. This is an improvement from last year’s score of 3.21 “B” Grade of 80.25%. This makes her eligible to be nominated by TALB members for the Outstanding Administrator Award.

Head Start Member participation for the Administrator Survey was at 43.53%, which is not a statistically significant sampling. However, in deference to those individuals that took the time to take the survey, we have made some general observations of the data.

  • 100% said that their Early Learning Center Manager respects the privacy and confidentiality of staff members.
  • 92% said that their Early Learning Center Manager promotes a positive climate that fosters professionalism, teamwork, and cooperation in the staff.
  • 73% said that their Early Learning Center Manager consistently enforces an effective student discipline plan for all students.
  • 87% said that their Early Learning Center Manager supports their classroom management.
  • 36% said that their Early Learning Center Manager causes them undue stress.
  • 77% said that their Early Learning Center Manager would support them against unwarranted and unfair criticism by parents.
  • 88% said that their Early Learning Center Manager consistently respects and follows union contract rights, Ed Code, and governing policies.
  • 79% said that their Early Learning Center Manager is a good match for the Head Start Program.
  • 75% rated their Early Learning Center Manager as “Effective” or “Distinguished.”
    Only 3% gave an “Unsatisfactory” rating.

Click here to download a copy of the CDC/Head Start Programs Summary Results including the list of published and unpublished Early Learning Center Managers and Program Coordinators.

ELC Manager Sites Members Surveys Surveys % Score
(out of 4.00)
Score % Grade
Long, Judy Chavez Head Start, Elm Head Start 7 4 57.14% 2.55 63.75% D
Vaughn-Jackson, Natasha Job Corps Head Start, Adult School Head Start 16 16 100% 3.67 91.63% A
Walejko, Martha Plymouth Head Start, Signal Hill Head Start 11 9 81.82% 3.26 81.57% B

Individual Reports for Early Learning Center Managers

Long, Judy
Vaughn-Jackson, Natasha
Walejko, Martha