Parent Satisfaction with School Quality: Evidence from One Texas District

Parent Satisfaction with School Quality: Evidence from One Texas District

Researcher(s):Toni Falbo, Robert W. Glover, S. Lynne Stokes, W. Lee Holcombe, Wei Na Lee, Veronica Inchauste, O’Neil Provost, Deanna Schexnayder and others
Date:
January 2003
Publication Type:
Report. 33pp.

Abstract: In order to examine parents’ satisfaction with the quality of their children’s schools, a telephone survey was conducted on a stratified random sample of parents. The results indicated that the mean of the parents’ satisfaction scores was similar to the national mean for customer satisfaction.

Hispanic parents indicated the greatest satisfaction, while nonHispanic White and African American parents, the least satisfaction. Low-income parents expressed greater satisfaction than did other parents and parents of elementary school students reported greater satisfaction than did parents of secondary school students. These differences are interpreted in terms of meeting expectations, parent involvement, and school success.


 
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