Parents/guardians: Please take our School Environment Survey!

2023 school environment survey

Dear District 58 Parent/Guardian,

We wanted to share some information regarding our 2022-23 parent/guardian and student surveys with you.

Parent/Guardian Survey Information: 

To help us ensure a nurturing, supportive and child-centered learning environment for every student, we ask you to please participate in District 58’s annual Parent/Guardian School Environment Survey. This survey should take just a few minutes, yet the valuable input you provide will help guide the work of our principals, teachers and district administrators as they plan school improvement efforts. All responses are anonymous.  

Parents may take the Parent/Guardian School Environment Survey at (en Español: now through Friday, Feb. 17. The survey is also linked online at If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact your child’s school for a paper copy. If you have a child attending more than one District 58 school, please complete a separate survey for each building. We value your responses and thank you for your time and effort!

We also invite parents/guardians to take the Illinois State Board of Education’s 5Essentials Parent Survey at now through Friday, March 31. District 58 will receive 5Essentials Parent Survey data if 20% or more of a school’s parents/guardians participate in this survey. This survey gathers data related to five indicators that can predict important student outcomes, including improved attendance and larger test score gains. Your participation in this survey will help us understand the conditions at your child’s school and guide improvement. Your identity and survey responses will be kept confidential and will not be connected to you or your child.

Student Survey Information:

In addition to the parent/guardian surveys, fourth through eighth grade students will be asked to participate in a 5Essentials Student Survey sometime between Jan. 31-March 24. If you do not wish to have your fourth through eighth grade student(s) participate, please complete this Opt-Out Form and return it to your child’s school office by Friday, Jan. 27.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey: Organizing Schools for Improvement was developed by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). The survey’s results will become part of the 2023 Illinois State Report Card for your child’s school. Student, staff and parent identities will be kept confidential, and responses will not be linked to any individual. To view the privacy policy related to this survey, visit To view the 5Essentials survey that will be administered to fourth through eighth grade students, visit The survey results will be used by your child’s school to inform planning. 

If you have any questions about these surveys, please contact District 58 Community Relations Coordinator Megan Hewitt at


Dr. Kevin Russell

Superintendent of Schools