Student Life Survey by Lucia Butler Cerisola

A few weeks ago, my Student Survey was sent to Catalina students. This survey was about getting to know Catalina girls’ favorite things about the school. 

Have you ever found yourself staring at nothing in particular and thinking about what everybody’s favorite color is, why they wanted to come to Catalina, what their favorite class is, and more? Well, you are not alone; I have thought my fair share about this. 

Perhaps, you have also wondered about how you can find all this out. You could go around asking everyone, but what if you forgot everyone’s answers and became bored? And what if you suddenly became too shy? All of these questions and many more have come to my mind. Thankfully, I have come up with a survey that solves all of these concerns. Now, that survey has come to fruition and is presented to you all!

Hopefully, the results of this survey will do the same as they did for me. When I read the answers, my eyebrows were raised in interest, and I wanted to know more. 

25.5% of the student body responded to this survey, or fifty-five girls. Not every question in this survey was answered by each participant, as is to be expected.

Question #1:

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Question #2:

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Question #3:

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36.4% said Catalina was their favorite of many options

20.0% said their relatives recommended Catalina

10.9% said it was the closest and easiest option

7.3% said Catalina has courses they were interested in

5.5% chose Catalina because their friends also attend

19.9% cited other reasons

Question #4:

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Question #5:

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Question #6:

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Question #7:

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Question #8:

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Question #9:

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Question #10:

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Question #11:

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Question #12:

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Question #13:

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There were thirty-two responses to the survey’s second-to-last question, “What do you want to know about other Catalina students?”  Here are some of those replies: 

Do you like country music?

What are your interests?

What are your favorite subjects?

What are your favorite TV shows and TV show recommendations? 

What do you like to do on the weekends?

What is your music taste?

What is your favorite snack?

Do you have any advice or recommendations for school?

What do you love to do in your free time?

How do you balance your time studying and managing your social life at school?

The final question asked students what they wanted the next survey to be about.

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I personally was both surprised by the answers and thought the answers made sense. I enjoyed learning more about each student and seeing the good ideas in their reviews of the survey. I can already see myself looking back at this article to revisit the results. Despite the fact that it took a lot of work to collect all the results together, I saw this to be a very fun activity. It was so satisfying to see the numbers go up of people who participated. My favorite part of this survey was the second-to-last question, “What would you want to know about other Catalina students?” While I wrote down each question people responded with, I considered each one. I imagined the questions in a survey and what the answers could be. The questions were all so creative and definitely an interesting topic to work with; they sparked my own curiosity. If I ever do another survey, I will have difficulty choosing from those questions, as they are all so good. If you have a recommendation for another main topic for a survey, come to me or email me with the addresses listed below. 

 If you would like to visit me in Thompson Dorm or email me, by all means do; it would be a joy. If you would like to share your thoughts on my survey, I would be happy and thrilled to hear it all. I wish you all a wonderful day and hope that this survey has satisfied your questions about Catalina’s students.