Masters Thesis

Parent-school partnership and its relationship to student success from the perspective of students and families

There is a need to increase knowledge concerning effective family and parent-school partnerships in regards to increasing student success academically and in life. The involvement of parents and family in school has been associated with student’s increasing positive behavior and academic success. The purpose of this study was to determine the opinions and perceptions of parents and students regarding a parent-school partnership at a California Central Valley Title 1 school by interviewing a purposefully selected sample of students and parents. This researcher developed questions to understand the perspective of the participants regarding school partnership. Interviews were transcribed upon completion, and analyzed through color-coding. The findings of this study may be useful to parents, teachers, and administrators who wish to build stronger relationships between the school and the home. Common themes identified from responses were actions, roles, time, and collaboration.