What Do Students At PGHS Think About School Lunches?

February 20, 2020

Students across all four grades have different opinions on lunches here at Pottsgrove High School. I conducted a survey to figure out those opinions here at school. The goal was to figure out how satisfied students were with the food served during lunch time. Using this data, we as a school can improve the problems students have with it. 

So what did the students in the survey have to say? When asked about their satisfaction, 57% said they were in some ways satisfied with it, and sometimes not. 25% said they were never satisfied with the school lunches while 17% said they were satisfied with it. When it came to the freshman class, 5 out of the 7 students were happy with the quality of lunches. When asked, sophomores, juniors, and seniors were not as happy with it. 19% in grades 10-12 rated the quality of the lunches a 7 or higher out of 10, (10 being the best in quality). 

For the majority of students displeased with school lunches, I asked what they would like to be improved. Every single surveyee said it needed some type of improvement. 64% of students surveyed said they hoped the quality could improve. What I wasn’t surprised about was that 53% said school lunch was too expensive and prices should become more affordable. Lunches can surpass $4 a day. If you buy everyday, it can be pretty costly. Although, what I was surprised about was that nearly 80% believe there aren’t enough options, and the selection should be increased. 

What do you think about the results? For me personally, I think this information can help us improve our overall school lunch. It is definitely not horrible, but we can use the data in the survey to try and change certain things to appeal to the liking of the students. For an example, we can speak to the school on offering more variety of food and better prices. From this survey I learned that the biggest takeaway is that most students believe school lunches should be improved.

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