Virginia School Climate Survey Information

Helping our schools to maintain a safe and orderly school environment conducive to learning.

Fairfax County Public Schools will participate in the 2020 Virginia Secondary School Climate Survey. The purpose of the survey is to provide schools with information on school climate and safety conditions in order to maintain a safe and orderly school environment conducive to learning. The anonymous survey measures student and teacher/staff perceptions of school rules and discipline, teacher-student relationships, student engagement in school, and the extent of bullying and teasing at school.

The survey will be conducted between February 24 and March 13, 2020. This online survey takes approximately 15-25 minutes to complete. Secondary schools, and all other high schools may choose from two options for surveying students: (1) Survey all students from each 9-12 grade level; or (2) Survey a random sample of 25 students from each 9-12 grade level.

The survey will be administered online in schools and supervised by school personnel. The survey will be anonymous, which means that students and staff will not identify themselves.

Additional information on the survey is available on the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services webpage.