Kemitraan Sekolah-Masyarakat sebagai Upaya Peningkatan Mutu Pendidikan di Sampang, Jawa TimurSyamsul ArifinStaf Pengajar Pendidikan Agama Islam PascasarjanaUniversitas Muhammadiyah MalangEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgABSTRACTThis study was conducted in Sampang, Madura. Selection of Sampang as research sites based on the following considerations: first, peoples access to education, especially at the junior and senior levels are low. If using a benchmark Enrollment (APM), the number of graduates SD / MI who do not attend school to SMP / MTs as much as 78%. While peoples access to education at the secondary level (high school) is only 11.43%. Second, in addition to lower peoples access to education, especially on SMP / MTs and SMA / SMK / MA, education in Sampang also faces a gap between the quantity, namely the development of the number of quality educational institutions with its performance. Third, the next problem faced by education in Sampang is low community participation in education. Based on these considerations, this study aims to: (1) determine the main cause of poor peoples access to education, especially at the junior and senior high level; (2) determine the main causes of low participation of the educational community; (3) obtain a picture of the performance of the School Committee and Board of Education are not conducive to the improvement of community involvement in education; (4) describe the profile and involvement of the community in responding to the educational problems; (5) defines citizenship in a community partnership to improve access and participation in developing the quality of education. This study used a qualitative approach to data collection techniques as follows: (1) the interview; (2) observation; (3) documentary; (4) FGD. The data obtained with these techniques will then be analyzed through the following steps: (1) data reduction; (2) a data display; (3) conclusion drawing / verifying.Keywords: Partnership, participation, quality of education.