Students at Rappahannock High School recently completed a statewide school climate survey to “ensure that all students and staff have access to a healthy school climate,” according to the Virginia Department of Education.
The survey measures four domains of what the state considers a healthy school climate: engagement, relationships, expectations and safety.
Overall, students at RHS are strongly engaged with the school, with 79 percent of students saying they “like this school” and 84% agreed that they were “proud to be a student at this school.”
Academic engagement was higher, with 88% saying that they “work hard” on schoolwork and 93% responding that they “learn as much as they can.” One engagement area that stood out was behavioral engagement. Almost a third of the students felt that they “did not have the opportunity to take part in decision-making” and 23% did not feel they were participating in “interesting activities at school.”
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