Culture & Climate: Shining the Light

In the Spring of 2022, Hunterdon Central administered a Culture and Climate survey to our students, in order to develop a clear picture of their post-pandemic needs. Our intention was to obtain a snapshot of their thoughts and feelings coming out of a most unusual time in their lives.

The survey that we created was based on the New Jersey School Climate Survey and also included specific themes which were of particular interest to the Board of Education, specifically themes related to bias and racism.

The survey asked questions across several themes:

  • Information/Identity (Demographics)
  • Academics
  • Culture, Climate & Safety
  • Staff / Family Members
  • Belonging

Over 1,450 students, representing all four grade levels, responded to the first survey in April 2022. We later asked students to further examine some preliminary results and provide additional feedback, clarification, and content. The following shares a snapshot of our students' thoughts with our school community. We made a summary of survey results public, which also includes action steps already taken or determined by the District, as well as a complete report of objective survey data.

Please click to view the 2021-2022 Culture & Climate Survey Summary Results.

In the Spring of 2023, 1,164 students took the 2022-2023 Culture & Climate Survey which contained the same themes and questions as the previous year's survey. Forty students were interviewed in June to obtain additional feedback about survey results. A graphic comparison of the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Climate & Culture Surveys appears below.

Please click to view a summary slide presentation of the 2022-2023 Culture & Climate Survey Results.

Please click to view the Quantitative Results Comparison of 2022 vs 2023.

Survey Results Comparison: 2022 vs. 2023