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Teacher Working Conditions Survey

posted Apr 19, 2018, 7:39 AM by Valerie Newton   [ updated Apr 19, 2018, 7:43 AM ]

Public Schools of North Carolina


I wanted to send you a wrap-up message about the 2018 Teachers Working Conditions Survey. Thank you to the nearly 110,000 school-based educators across the state who completed the survey. That gives us a final completion rate of 90.54 percent – the highest ever for North Carolina!

The results of the survey should be available about five weeks from now. We’ll send you a link when it’s up.

Thank you to all those who worked on the survey administration, especially the site coordinators and the team here at DPI. And thanks to our prize sponsors, the North Carolina Association of Educators and the N.C. Business Committee for Education.

These schools and district won $1,000 each for being the first in their category to reach 100 percent completion:

  • Bruce Drysdale Elementary (Henderson County Schools)
  • Clarkton School of Discovery Middle (Bladen County Schools)
  • Camden Early College High (Camden County Schools)
  • FernLeaf Community Charter (Fletcher, NC – Henderson County)
  • Bertie County Schools

Now for the drawings, which we held live on April 5:

  • Catawba Elementary School (Catawba County Schools), $500
  • J.W. Coon Elementary (Cumberland County Schools), $500
  • Central Cabarrus High (Cabarrus County Schools), $500
  • Northwoods Park Middle (Onslow County Schools), $500
  • Little River Elementary (Durham Public Schools), PD day provided by NCAE

Finally, there was the “Nick of Time” award winner — $500 for the school that was the last in the state to reach 100 percent completion:

  • Orange High in Orange County; who got their last survey in at 6:23 p.m. on the last day of survey administration

Now, the last piece of business we have is my wager with you that if we reached 95 percent completion, I would complete the Krispy Kreme Challenge – 2.5 miles, 12 doughnuts, 2.5 miles. We didn’t quite make it, although we did come within 0.41 percent of beating Kentucky’s mark for best-ever completion rate. But I am very proud that 109,449 of you took the time to take the survey. That is an amazing number and a true testament to your dedication to your profession.

So I’ll call it a split decision: I’ll run the race. As to how many doughnuts I'll eat in the middle of the race, we'll see...

Thanks again, and as always, know that we appreciate everything you do for North Carolina's students.


signed Mark

Mark Johnson

North Carolina Superintendent