School and Community
The Importance of Community Relationships
What is a School Community?
A school community involves all individuals, groups, businesses, and organizations who invest in the well-being of a public school and its community. The school community includes school administrators, teachers, and staff members. They also includes students who attend the school and their parents and families, local residents, school-board members, city officials, and elected representatives, “booster clubs,” charitable foundations, and volunteer school-improvement committees.
Students adapt well to the school environment
Students have higher grades and test scores
Result in higher graduation rates
- Build a welcoming school climate
- Provide families information about child development and producing supportive learning environments
- Create effective school-to-home and home-to-school communication
- Strengthen families’ familiarity and abilities to support and extend their children’s learning at home and in the community
- Involve families in school planning, leadership and meaningful volunteer opportunities