Arizona

ArizonaArizona is working to ensure its schools are safe and supportive. This page features school climate information for Arizona, including a list of grants the State and its communities have received; State discipline and bullying policies; data for a selection of indicators; and related news articles.

Grants Received

State Grant Programs

Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in 2015. The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program falls under ESSA, subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A. The SSAE program is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning; and improve the use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. States receive funds in the form of block grants and then fund local education agencies. To learn more, visit the T4PA Center website.

Safe and Supportive Schools

In 2010, the Arizona Department of Education (AZED) received a Safe Supportive Schools grant. AZED used this 4-year grant to implement a measurement system in participating local education agencies to improve conditions for learning. Schools and districts used valid and reliable data to drive research-based prevention and intervention strategies to reduce behaviors that present barriers for learning among high-risk students, such as substance use and aggression. The comprehensive profile (18 pages) and brief snapshot (3 pages) describe the goals of the grant, participating districts, key operational partners, primary interventions and other implementation activities, outcome data, lessons learned, and plans for sustainability. In addition to the cross-grantee Executive Summary, a longer study document is available upon request (contact NCSSLE@air.org).To find out more about this grant, go to: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/safesupportiveschools/index.html.

State Developed Resources

Arizona Safe Supportive Schools Leadership Core Teams Checklist for Coaches

Arizona Safe Supportive Schools Grant Logic Model

Arizona Safe Supportive Schools Programming Sustainability Checklist

Arizona Safe Supportive Schools Student Assistance Program Checklist

Arizona Safe Supportive Schools Team Charter

Arizona Safe Supportive Schools Grant Overview, Created by University of Arizona

Local Educational Agency and District Grant Programs

Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration

In 2019, the Peoria Unified School District received a Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration grant. This district is using this 5-year grant to support and demonstrate innovative partnerships to train school-based mental health services providers for employment in schools and local educational agencies (LEAs). The goal of this program is to expand the pipeline of high-quality, trained providers to address the shortages of mental health service professionals in schools served by high-need LEAs. To find out more about this program, visit:: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/06/21/2019-13289/applications-for-new-awards-mental-health-service-professional-demonstration-grant-program.

Project Prevent (Cohort 1)

In 2014, The Pima Prevention Partnership received a Project Prevent grant. They used this 5-year grant to help their schools increase capacities for identifying, assessing, and serving students exposed to pervasive violence. The award helped ensure that affected students were offered mental health services for trauma or anxiety. The award also supported the implementation of other school-based violence prevention strategies that reduced the likelihood of future violence. To find out more about this grant, go to: https://www2.ed.gov/programs/projectprevent/index.html.

School Climate Transformation

In 2014, Marana and San Carlos Unified School Districts received a School Climate Transformation grant. With this 5-year grant, schools developed support systems and provided technical assistance to schools on implementing evidence-based multi-tiered behavioral frameworks. The primary goal was to improve behavioral outcomes and learning conditions for all students. To find out more about this grant go to: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/schoolclimatelea/index.html.

Elementary and Secondary School Counseling

Santa Cruz County Schools, Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc., and the Kaizen Education Foundation D.B.A. Vista Grove Preparatory Academy received funding through the U.S. Department of Education Elementary and Secondary School Counseling grant program. This 3-year grant helped schools expand the capacity of their school mental health services by 1) hiring qualified mental health professionals and 2) supporting parental involvement and school staff professional development to increase their capacities for collaborating with mental health community-based service providers. For more information about this grant, go to: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/elseccounseling/index.html.

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Selected Indicators

Indicator 1: Threatened or Injured with a Weapon on School Property

20099.3,7.7
201110.4,7.4
20139.1,6.9
20157.5,6.0
20177.9,6.0
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Indicator 1: Percentage of High School Students Who Reported They Had Been Threatened or Injured with a Weapon (For Example, a Gun, Knife, or Club) on School Property One or More Times During the 12 Months Before the Survey

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on July 25, 2018.

Threatened or Injured with a Weapon on School Property
YearArizonaUS
20099.37.7
201110.47.4
20139.16.9
20157.56.0
20177.96.0

Indicator 2: Involved in Physical Fight on School Property

200912.0,11.1
201110.7,12.0
20138.8,8.1
20157.2,7.8
20176.2,8.5
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Indicator 2: Percentage of High School Students Who Reported Having Been in a Physical Fight on School Property One or More Times During the 12 Months Before the Survey

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on July 25, 2018.

Involved in Physical Fight on School Property
YearArizonaUS
200912.011.1
201110.712.0
20138.88.1
20157.27.8
20176.28.5

Indicator 3: Offered, Sold, or Given Illegal Drugs on School Property

200934.6,22.7
201134.6,25.6
201331.3,22.1
201529.3,21.7
201729.1,19.8
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Indicator 3: Percentage of High School Students Who Reported that they Were Offered, Sold, or Given an Illegal Drug by Someone on School Property During the 12 Months Before the Survey

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on July 25, 2018.

Offered, Sold, or Given Illegal Drugs on School Property
YearArizonaUS
200934.622.7
201134.625.6
201331.322.1
201529.321.7
201729.119.8

Indicator 4: Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide

200917.3,15.8
201118.7,15.8
201319.2,17.0
201518.6,17.7
201719.2,17.2
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Indicator 4: Percentage of High School Students Who Reported They Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide During the 12 Months Before the Survey

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on July 25, 2018.

Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide
YearArizonaUS
200917.315.8
201118.715.8
201319.217.0
201518.617.7
201719.217.2

Indicator 5: Did Not Participate in At Least 60 Minutes of Physical Activity

201115.4,13.8
201317.3,15.2
201515.9,14.3
201716.7,15.4
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Indicator 5: Percentage of High School Students Who Reported Not Participating in at Least 60 Minutes of Physical Activity that Increased Their Heart Rate and Made Them Breathe Hard Some of the Time on at Least 1 Day During the 7 Days Before the Survey

Data for this indicator are not available before 2011.

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on July 25, 2018.

Did Not Participate in At Least 60 Minutes of Physical Activity
YearArizonaUS
201115.413.8
201317.315.2
201515.914.3
201716.715.4

Indicator 6: Did Not Eat Vegetables 7 Days Before the Survey

20157.1,6.7
20176.9,7.2
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Indicator 6: Percentage of High School Students Who Reported They Did Not Eat Vegetables (e.g., Green Salad, Potatoes [Excluding French Fries, Fried Potatoes, or Potato Chips], Carrots, or Other Vegetables) During the 7 Days Before the Survey

Data for this indicator are not available before 2011. This state did not have data for this indicator in 2011 or 2013.

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on July 25, 2018.

Did Not Eat Vegetables 7 Days Before the Survey
YearArizonaUS
20157.16.7
20176.97.2