Efficiency Survey Results
Jennifer Lee
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Smackover-Norphlet School District posted an efficiency survey seeking input from parents, employees, and community members. The survey was open from November 30 - December 7.

The results of the survey were presented at the school board meeting which was held on Tuesday, December 11.  There were 199 responses.

Respondents were given the opportunity to identify themselves in the survey.

  • 19 people identified as a parent/guardian of a preschool student
  • 67 people identified as a parent/guardian of an elementary student
  • 70 people identified as a parent/guardian of a middle or high school student
  • 59 people identified as a licensed employee of the school district
  • 30 people identified as a classified employee of the school district
  • 33 people identified as an extended family member of a student
  • 7 people identified as a community member with no students
  • 5 people identified as others

Respondents were able to identify in more than one category if it was applicable.

Overall 72.4% voted to reorganize the district with K - 4th grade at Smackover Elementary School, 5th - 8th grades at Norphlet Middle School, 9 - 12th grades at Smackover High School, and Smackover Preschool moving to the Norphlet Elementary School campus.

When the data was broken down by category, the following results were tallied in favor of reorganizing the district with K - 4th grade at Smackover Elementary School, 5th - 8th grades at Norphlet Middle School, 9 - 12th grades at Smackover High School, and Smackover Preschool moving to the Norphlet Elementary School campus:

  • 58% - parent/guardian of a preschool student
  • 52% - parent/guardian of an elementary student
  • 73% - parent/guardian of a middle or high school student
  • 90% - licensed employee of the school district
  • 73% - classified employee of the school district
  • 83% - extended family member of a student
  • 57% - community member with no students
  • 80% - others

Following the presentation of the survey results, Mr. Gross made a recommendation to the school board to reorganize the school district for the 2019-2020 school year with K - 4th grade at Smackover Elementary School, 5th - 8th grades at Norphlet Middle School, 9 - 12th grades at Smackover High School, and Smackover Preschool moving to the Norphlet Elementary School campus.  The recommendation was approved by the school board.