School Facility Survey (PI-Q99-8) Answer Key

Question Number and
     Column Name

Notes, Question, and Answer Key

DISTRICT

District Number

DISTRICT_NAME

District Name

SCHOOL

School Number

SCHOOL_NAME

School Name

COUNTY_CODE

County Code

COUNTY_NAME

County Name

CESA

CESA Number

YEAR

Year (of survey)

LOCALE_CODE

1 = Large Central City(Population greater than 400,000 & density greater than 6,000.)
2 = Mid-Size Central City(Population less than 400,000 & density less than 6,000.)
3 = Urban Fringe of Large City(Defined as urban by the Census Bureau.)
4 = Urban Fringe of Mid-Size City(Defined as urban by the Census Bureau.)
5 = Large Town(Population greater than or equal to 25,000.)
6 = Small Town(Population less than 25,000 & greater than or equal to 2,500.)
7 = Rural(Population less than 2,500 & coded rural by the Census Bureau.)

SECTION

1 = Physical Structure & Mechanical Features
2 = School Safety
3 = Educational Appropriateness & Suitability

  4.  Originally_constructed

1 = Pre-1900           2 = 1900-1909          3 = 1910-1919        4 = 1920-1929
5 = 1930-1939         6 = 1940-1949          7 = 1950-1959        8 = 1960-1969
9 = 1970-1979       10 = 1980-1989        11 = 1990-1999

  5.  Overcrowded

Building Overcrowded     1 = Yes     2 = No

  6.  Major_renovation

1 = No Renovation                          2 = Before 1930     3 = 1930-1939    4 = 1940-1949
5 = 1950-1959     6 = 1960-1969     7 = 1970-1979        8 = 1980-1989     9 = 1990-1999

  7.  Original_sqft

How many total square feet does the original building have?

  8.  Total_sqft

If the building has been renovated or added on to, how many total square feet exist now?

  9.  Portable_classrooms

How many portable classrooms were in use during the 1998-99 school year?

10.  Off_site

Does the school accommodate any of its students in instructional facilities located OFF-SITE?    1 = Yes     2 = No

11.  Total_off_site

How many of this school’s FTE students are located in OFF-SITE facilities?

12.  What is the overall condition of the original buildings and the permanent additions?

12.  Original_condition

1 = Excellent,   2 = Good,   3 = Adequate,   4 = Fair,   5 = Poor,   6 = Replace,   7 = NA

12-2.  Addition_condition

1 = Excellent,   2 = Good,   3 = Adequate,   4 = Fair,   5 = Poor,   6 = Replace,   7 = NA

13.  Total_cost_repairs

What would be the total cost of all repairs/renovations/modernizations required to put this school’s On-Site buildings in good overall condition?

14.  On which of the sources listed below is this estimate based? Choose all that apply.

14-1.  Good_condition

1 = Does not apply–already in good (or better) overall condition.

14-2.  Facilities_inspection

2 = Facilities inspection/assessment performed within the last three years by licensed professionals.

14-3.  Repair_renovation

3 = Repair/renovation/modernization work already being performed/contracted for.

14-4.  Capital_improvements

4 = Capital improvement/facilities master plan or schedule.

14-5.  Best_prof_judgement

5 = My best professional judgement.

14-6.  Opinion_others

6 = Opinions of others.

15.  Overall, what is the physical condition of each of the building features listed below for this school’s ON-SITE buildings?

15.  Roofs_condition

1 = Excellent,     2 = Good,     3 = Adequate,     4 = Fair,     5 = Poor,     6 = Replace

15-2.  Foundations_condition

1 = Excellent,     2 = Good,     3 = Adequate,     4 = Fair,     5 = Poor,     6 = Replace

15-3.  Exterior_condition

1 = Excellent,     2 = Good,     3 = Adequate,     4 = Fair,     5 = Poor,     6 = Replace

15-4.  Interior_condition

1 = Excellent,     2 = Good,     3 = Adequate,     4 = Fair,     5 = Poor,     6 = Replace

15-5.  Plumbing_condition

1 = Excellent,     2 = Good,     3 = Adequate,     4 = Fair,     5 = Poor,     6 = Replace

15-6.  Heating_condition

1 = Excellent,     2 = Good,     3 = Adequate,     4 = Fair,     5 = Poor,     6 = Replace

15-7.  Electrical_condition

1 = Excellent,     2 = Good,     3 = Adequate,     4 = Fair,     5 = Poor,     6 = Replace

15-8.  Lighting_condition

1 = Excellent,     2 = Good,     3 = Adequate,     4 = Fair,     5 = Poor,     6 = Replace

15-9.  Emergency_sys_condition

1 = Excellent,     2 = Good,     3 = Adequate,     4 = Fair,     5 = Poor,     6 = Replace

16.  Maintenance_budget

How adequate is your current maintenance budget for keeping your buildings in good overall condition?
1=VeryAdequate     2=Adequate     3=SomewhatAdequate     4=NotAdequateAtAll

17.  How satisfactory or unsatisfactory is each of the following environmental factors in this school’s ON-SITE buildings?

17.  Lighting_factors

1=VerySatisfactory     2=Satisfactory     3=Unsatisfactory     4=VeryUnsatisfactory

17-2.  Heating_factors

1=VerySatisfactory     2=Satisfactory     3=Unsatisfactory     4=VeryUnsatisfactory

17-3.  Ventilation_factors

1=VerySatisfactory     2=Satisfactory     3=Unsatisfactory     4=VeryUnsatisfactory

17-4.  Indoor_air_quality

1=VerySatisfactory     2=Satisfactory     3=Unsatisfactory     4=VeryUnsatisfactory

17-5.  Acoustics_factors

1=VerySatisfactory     2=Satisfactory     3=Unsatisfactory     4=VeryUnsatisfactory

17-6.  Flexibility_factors

1=VerySatisfactory     2=Satisfactory     3=Unsatisfactory     4=VeryUnsatisfactory

17-7.  Energy_factors

1=VerySatisfactory     2=Satisfactory     3=Unsatisfactory     4=VeryUnsatisfactory

17-8.  Security_factors

1=VerySatisfactory     2=Satisfactory     3=Unsatisfactory     4=VeryUnsatisfactory

17-9.  Exterior_noise

1=VerySatisfactory     2=Satisfactory     3=Unsatisfactory     4=VeryUnsatisfactory

18.  Instructional_classrooms

How many instructional classrooms were in use as of the 3rd Friday in September, 1998?

19.  Central_air_conditioning

Does the school building have central air conditioning?       1 = Yes       2 = No

20.  Does this school have air conditioning in instructional classrooms, computer labs, and/or the library?

20-1.  Classroom_AC

1 = Yes, in instructional classrooms.

20-2.  Computer_lab_AC

2 = Yes, in computer labs.

20-3.  Library_AC

3 = Yes, in the library.

21.  Total_AC_classrooms

How many instructional classrooms have air conditioning?

22.  Separate_Resource_Center

Does this school have a separate room for a library/resource/media center?
       1 = Yes       2 = No

23.  Resource_Center_size

How does the size of your school’s library/resource/media center compare with the size of a typical classroom in your building?       1 = smaller       2 = same       3 = larger

24.  Resource_Center_space

How many classrooms would fit in the space used for your library/resource/media center?

25.  Professional_librarian

If you have a library/resource/media center, is it staffed by a licensed professional librarian?       1 = Yes       2 = No

26.  Library_time_staffed

What percent time is your library/resource/media center staffed by a licensed, professional librarian?

27.  Family_Center

Does this school have a separate parent/family center?       1 = Yes       2 = No

28.  Family_Center_size

How does the size of your school’s parent/family center compare with the size of a typical classroom in your building?       1 = smaller       2 = same       3 = larger

29.  Family_Center_space

How many classrooms would fit in space used for the parent/family center?

30.  Locked_door_policy

Does your school have a "Locked Door" policy?       1 = Yes       2 = No

31.  Check_in_policy

Does your school have a "Check-In" policy?       1 = Yes       2 = No

32.  Emergency_response_plan

Does your school have an established emergency response plan for dealing with school safety issues?       1 = Yes       2 = No

33.  Security_officers

Does your school have on-site security provided by police officers or private security guards?       1 = Yes       2 = No

34.  Community_volunteers

Does your school have parent or other community volunteers to assist in monitoring the school?       1 = Yes       2 = No

35.  Metal_detectors

Does your school have metal detectors?       1 = Yes       2 = No

36.  Surveillance_cameras

Does your school have cameras located within the school building or on school ?
   1 = Yes       2 = No

37.  School_level

1 = Elementary       2 = Middle, Junior Hi, or HS

38.  Elem_alternative _arrangements

Size of instructional classrooms are large enough to allow for alternative room arrangements to facilitate curricular objectives.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

39.  Elem_KG_space

Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten space accommodates developmental range and needs of young children by providing a minimum of 35 square feet per occupant.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

40.  Elem_small_group_space

Adequate space is available for small work group instruction (less than 15 students).
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

41.  Elem_medium_group _space

Adequate space is available to allow instructional classrooms to maintain a class size of less than 30 students.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

42.  Elem_large_group_space

Adequate space is available for large work group instruction (more than 30 students).
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

43.  Elem_equipment _and_furniture

Equipment and furniture (such as shelving units, tables, and chairs) are the appropriate size for the building’s student population.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

44.  Elem_building_materials

Building materials, color schemes, and décor provide impetus to learning.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

45.  Elem_restroom_facilities

Drinking fountain and restroom facilities are an appropriate height and size for the school building population and conveniently located.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

46.  Elem_student_services

Student services area (e.g., counselor and medical) ensure privacy and are of sufficient size.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

47.  Elem_disability_access

Building is accessible to students with disabilities.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

48.  Elem_extended_day _opport

Space is available and appropriate for extended day learning opportunities, including before and after school day care.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

49.  Elem_adequate_site_size

Site is large enough to meet educational needs and is accessible.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

50.  Elem_safe_outdoor_space

Site has a safe outdoor space where children can engage in a variety of games, sports, and motor activities.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

51.  Elem_safe_student _loading

Student loading areas are segregated from other vehicular traffic and pedestrian walkways.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

52.  Elem_playground_size

Playground size is appropriate for number of students.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

53.  Elem_playground _separated

Playgrounds are separated from streets and parking areas with fencing or other permanent material.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

54.  Elem_playground _equipped

Playgrounds are well equipped and appropriate for age levels.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

55.  Elem_playground_access

Playground equipment is accessible to students with disabilities.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

56.  Elem_playground _condition

Playground equipment is free of sharp edges, of sound construction, and in good condition.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

57.  Sec_alternative _arrangements

Size of instructional classrooms are large enough to allow for alternative arrangements to facilitate curricular objectives.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

58.  Sec_size_and_design

Size and design of special learning areas (science labs, art, technology education, music, and special education) is compatible with instructional need.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

59.  Sec_small_group_space

Adequate space is available for small work group instruction (less than 15 students).
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

60.  Sec_medium_group _space

Adequate space is available to allow instructional classrooms to maintain a class size of less than 30 students.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

61.  Sec_large_group_space

Adequate space is available for large work group instruction (more than 30 students).
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

62.  Sec_building_materials

Building materials, color schemes, and décor provide impetus to learning.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

63.  Sec_restroom_facilities

Drinking fountain and restroom facilities are an appropriate height and size for the school building population and conveniently located.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

64.  Sec_student_services

Student services area (e.g., counselor and medical) ensure privacy and are sufficient size.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

65.  Sec_disability_access

Building is accessible to students with disabilities.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

66.  Sec_extended_day _opport

Space is available and appropriate for extended day learning opportunities, including before and after school day care.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

67.  Sec_adequate_site_size

Site is large enough to meet educational needs and is accessible.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

68.  Sec_safe_outdoor_space

Site has a safe outdoor space where children can engage in a variety of games, sports, and motor activities.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

69.  Sec_safe_student_loading

Student loading areas are segregated from other vehicular traffic and pedestrian walkways.
1 = Strongly Agree          2 = Agree          3 = Disagree          4 = Strongly Disagree

70.  Thank_you

End of Survey