Getting involved in your child’s school has long-lasting, positive effects on both their academic performance and their overall attitude about school. Hundreds of research studies over the last three decades have highlighted the tremendous benefits to school, students, and community when parents get involved in their children’s education. Here are some highlights.

Benefits to Students
When parents are involved in their children’s education, the children are more likely to:
• Earn better grades
• Score higher on tests
• Pass their classes
• Attend school regularly
• Have better social skills
• Show improved behavior
• Be more positive in their attitude toward school
• Complete homework assignments

Benefits to Schools
Schools with involved parents enjoy:
• Better morale among teachers
• Higher ratings of teachers by parents
• More support from families
• A better reputation in the community

Benefits to Parents
When parents become involved in their children’s education, the parents are more likely to:
• Be more confident at school
• Be more confident in themselves as parents and their ability to help their children learn
• Be held in higher opinion by teachers and have teachers expect more from their children