Wake County Schools
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of the media center/library collection
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connected to the Internet.
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SCHOOL SAFETY AND ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY
The number of acts of crime or violence per 100
students, which includes all acts occurring in school, at a bus stop,
on a school bus, on school grounds, or during off-campus, school-sponsored
Student Out-of-School Suspensions &
The average number of short-term (10 days or less)
and long-term (more than 10 days) out-of-school suspensions and expulsions
per 100 students.
The average percentage of students who attend
Access to Books and Technology
Number of Books per
The number of library/media center books
per student in your school and district and in the state.
Average Age of Media
The average age of the books in the school
media center/library collection.
Number of Students
per Instructional Computer
The number of students per instructional
computer in your school and district and in the state.
Number of Students per
The number of students per Internet-connected
Percentage of Classrooms Connected
to the Internet
The percentage of your school's classrooms
that are connected to the Internet.
Percentage of Classrooms Connected to the
Research has demonstrated that healthier students will learn better and become healthier
adults. Following are some questions to ask about the health of your child's
Does this school have a school health advisory committee, which meets regularly?
school 100% tobacco free? Staff, students, and visitors are not allowed to use
tobacco products on school grounds at any time?
this school have a policy establishing nutrition standards for foods available
in any of the following areas?
- A la carte items in the cafeteria
- Vending machines
- Snack bars/school stores
- Other areas
Does this school have a policy requiring daily physical education/activity?
health education curriculum in this school address HIV prevention (for schools
with grades 6-12 only).
It is difficult to measure in numbers, but no
less critical for parents/families and schools to work together to support
student learning. Research has found that when schools work together with
families to support learning, children tend to succeed not just in school,
but throughout life. Following are some questions to ask about parent/family
involvement at your school.
Does the School Improvement Plan outline the school's parent involvement
How does your school involve parents in decision-making?
Are school personnel readily accessible to parents?
Is there an organized volunteer program at the school?
Does your school make every effort to communicate with parents?
Are parents offered workshops and support materials to help you support
your child's learning?
Is the community invited to be involved with the school?
How well does parental involvement at your child's school reflect the diversity
of the parents and guardians whose children attend that school?