School Climate Questionnaire

This simple one-page questionnaire can be used to uncover differences in teacher and student perceptions, as an activity to open professional development programs related to school climate and safety, or as part of larger school-climate assessments that also include interviews, focus groups and other tools. It also can be adapted for use with parents.

Constructs Being Measured
Social well-being
Physical well-being
How to Access and Cite

While it is a great resource to kick start conversations, it is critical that you use these frameworks in relation to your context and the prevalent socio-cultural constructs. The texts on this website, pertain to US context and therefore it would be critical to seek out resources that speak truly to the challenges faced by communities in you and your students belong to.

To access the resource, visit

Outcome Families
Programmatic Purpose
Classroom-level data and feedback
Program-level monitoring and evaluation
Instrument Characteristics
Type of items: 

5-point Likert scale (9 items) and 6 extra dichotomus items (Yes/No)

Original target population: 

Junior high-school and high school students and teachers

Applicable Grade Levels
Supporting Research

Adapted from Responding to Hate at School (, Mix It Up ( and the U.S. Department of Education’s “Creating a Safe and Connected School Climate” (

Points to Consider

For more guidance on measuring student learning and best practices in adapting measurement tools to your contexts, check out the Portal page on Monitoring and Evaluation. You can also contact Alvin Vista (Knowledge Lead, Student Outcomes) and Robbie Dean (Director of Research) for specific questions.