Data Trends & Indicators

Data Trends & Indicators

There are a number of data and indicators that can help inform the Nation on the nature of school climate in learning environments. Below are a selection of national indicators that can help provide context from the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) and other sources with data on college students.

In addition, a report called, Indicators of School Crime and Safety, presents data on crime at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the general population from an array of sources--the National Crime Victimization Survey, the School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey, the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the School Survey on Crime and Safety and the School and Staffing Survey. 

Selected Indicators

Indicator 1: Students Ages 12-18 Who Reported Being Targets of Hate-Related Words at School

Indicator 2: Students in Grades 9-12 Who Reported Using Alcohol Anywhere at Least One Day During the Previous 30 Days

Indicator 3: Students in Grades 9-12 Who Reported that Illegal Drugs Were Made Available to Them on School Property During the Previous 12 Months

Indicator 4: Percentage of Students Ages 12-18 Being Bullied

Indicator 5: Rate of Violent Victimizations Per 1,000 Students at School

Indicator 6: High School Students Who Reported Attempted Suicide During the 12 Months Before the Survey

Indicator 7: High School Students Who Were Overweight

Indicator 8: College Students Reporting Alcohol Use in the Last 30 Days*

Indicator 9: College Students Who Reported Experiencing a Verbal Threat*

Indicator : Percentage of High School Students Who Reported Prescription Opioid Misuse During Their Lifetime

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