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School Survey

Can kids really be looking forward to going back to the classroom?

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Do you want to go back to school?
Yes . . . . . . . . . . 60
No . . . . . . . . . 40
Other answers: “Sort of.” “Kind of.” “I wouldn’t say I’m excited.” “Not really.” “Yeah, I kinda do.”

What’s the most exciting thing you did this summer?
“Not going to school.”
“Acting in a Converse commercial.”
“Jumping off a cliff into the water.”
“Bouncing up and down on the trampoline.”
“Going to Chelsea Piers day camp.”
“Circus camp.”
“Skating camp.”
“Sailing in the south of France.”
“Getting certified for scuba.”
“Getting a cell phone for my 10th birthday.”
“Nothing, so far.”

What’s your favorite lunch meal?
Pizza . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Chicken (patty, wings, fingers) . 11
PB&J sandwich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Other answers: “Anything they serve.” “Meat loaf.” “Quiche.” “Hot Pockets.” “Pop-Tarts.” “Caribbean Day.” “Sushi.” “Rice Krispies.”

What’s your favorite class?
Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Social studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
“Recess” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Other answers: “Phonics”; “Literary discovery.”

What’s your least favorite class?
Math . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Gym . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Social studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Science (“because you have to dissect squid”) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Other answers: Hebrew; Chinese; Alphabet; “playing with toys”; “all of them.”

Did you like the new Harry Potter book?
Yes . . . . . . . . 34
No . . . . . . . . . 22
Haven’t read it . 44

What’s your favorite TV show?
SpongeBob SquarePants . . . . . . . 9
Full House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
That’s So Raven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Tom and Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
The Simpsons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Other answers: The Daily Show; Howard Stern; Chappelle’s Show; Iron Chef; Desperate Housewives.

At what age should kids first be allowed to ride the subway alone?
17–21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
8–11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
“Never” . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3


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