Mini Poll Results

Choose To Go To School

Do you have children going to school this year?
  • 19%
    Yes
  • 81%
    No
If you have children attending school, where are they attending?
  • 3%
    SLPS
  • 1%
    A charter school
  • 8%
    A private/parochial school in the City
  • 3%
    A public school outside the City limits
  • 6%
    A private school outside the City limits
  • 2%
    Home-school
  • 76%
    No children attending school
Do you think the school year begins too early? Too late?
  • 59%
    Too early--school should start after Labor Day
  • 14%
    Too late--summer vacation is too long or unnecessary
  • 27%
    Just right
How would you rate the range of choices of public schools--both district and charter--in the City of St. Louis?
  • 3%
    Excellent
  • 23%
    Good
  • 37%
    Average
  • 26%
    Below average
  • 11%
    Poor
How would you rate the range of choices of private schools – parochial and secular -- in the City of St. Louis?
  • 22%
    Excellent
  • 52%
    Good
  • 22%
    Average
  • 3%
    Below average
  • 2%
    Poor
Given the option--with no additional cost-- would you send your (real or theoretical) children to a public school outside of the City limits?
  • 38%
    Yes
  • 23%
    No
  • 1%
    My children already attend a public school outside of the City limits
  • 38%
    No children attending school
What is the most important factor when deciding where to send your children for school?
  • 2%
    Cost
  • 76%
    Quality
  • 1%
    Location
  • 6%
    Teachers
  • 0%
    Administration
  • 7%
    Accreditation
  • 1%
    Uniforms
  • 3%
    Religion affiliation
  • 0%
    Legacy
  • 3%
    Something else
Does your employer let parents take time off on the first day of school to meet teachers and visit classrooms?
  • 38%
    Yes
  • 31%
    No
  • 30%
    Not employed