Results of 2021-22 Family Engagement Survey Offer Positive Feedback

By Office of Communication and Community Relations
September 14, 2022

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) posted the results of its second Family Engagement Survey.

The survey was conducted during the 2021-22 school year to better recognize, understand, respect, and address family strengths and needs in school communities.

Key results from the more than 35,000 parents and guardians who responded to the survey include:    

  • 91% responded that their child feels safe at school, and 89% feel their child’s school is safe.
  • 90% feel their school welcomes families of different backgrounds and cultures.
  • 90% feel the information provided by their child’s school is easy to understand.
  • 89% feel welcome at their child’s school.

The survey was open from March 13 - April 10 and was available in 10 languages. All families with students in preK through 12th grade were invited to participate.

Survey Topics

In the survey, families in FCPS were asked to provide their feedback on their engagement at their child’s school to address the following topics: 

  • Welcoming environment
  • Communication
  • Student success
  • Advocacy
  • Family and school partnerships
  • Collaboration with the community

The feedback provided will help FCPS strengthen family engagement and continue to foster a Caring Culture throughout FCPS. 

Survey Reports

Information from the survey is available in an executive summary report of the Family Engagement Survey and in a full report of the Family Engagement Survey

School Board Review

The Fairfax County School Board reviewed the findings of the Family Engagement Survey at its September 13 meeting. Here is the two-part video of that session:

Family Engagement Survey Results (Part 1)

Family Engagement Survey Results (Part 2)