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School Culture and Climate Data

Rebecca Bumgarner

Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8’s (FFC8) values listening to each voice: students, staff, and family members. Multiple opportunities for stakeholders to provide both formal and informal feedback are offered, welcomed, and encouraged for continuous improvement. School Scorecard

Behavior is communication 

How students behave at school and how the school responds, speaks to culture of the FFC8 community. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is a comprehensive approach that uses discipline to teach, rather than punish, and as a result, helps students succeed and thrive in school.

Behavior Graphic

Student Voice

FFC8's ultimate goal is to prepare today's youth for tomorrow's responsibilities.  In order to do this, the school must listen to and provide opportunities for students to express how they feel about their school.   The charts below represent student responses to questions about safety, academics, culture, and connection.   This survey is administered twice a year.  The most recent results are displayed below.

Student Voice Graphic
  • Question 1. I believe that my teachers care about me. Yes, 95.6% No, 4.4%
  • Question 5. When I need to talk, there is at least one adult in my school that will listen to me. Yes, 93.2% No, 6.8%
  • Question 9. People in my school respect each other regardless of differences in how they look, talk, or act. Yes 82.8% No, 17.2%
  • Question 15. What I'm learning in school is important to me. Yes, 93.9% No, 6.1%
  • Question 21. This school teaches me strategies to be successful in school. Yes, 93.6% No, 6.4%
  • Question 22. I feel safe at school. Yes, 84.1% No, 15.9%

96% of students report that teachers care about them, creating a safe, inclusive learning environment.  Through the implementation of Responsive Classroom practices (morning meeting, closing circle) Patriot has created an environment for students to share about themselves and learn from one another.