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: High School Students Who Felt Sad or Hopeless

Indicator 2: High School Students Who Actually Attempted Suicide

Indicator 3: High School Students Who Currently Drank Alcohol

Indicator 4: High School Students Who Currently Used Marijuana

Indicator 5: High School Students Who Ever Took Prescription Pain Medicine Without A Doctor's Prescription Or Differently Than How A Doctor Told Them To Use It

Indicator 6: High School Students Who Were Offered, Sold, Or Given An Illegal Drug On School Property

Indicator 7: Students Ages 12-18 Who Reported Being Targets of Hate-Related Words at School

Indicator 8: Percentage of Students Ages 12-18 Being Bullied

Indicator 9: Rate of Violent Victimizations Per 1,000 Students at School

Indicator 10: High School Students Who Experienced Sexual Dating Violence

Indicator 11: High School Students Who Experienced Physical Dating Violence

Indicator 12: College Students Reporting Alcohol Use

Indicator 13: College Students Who Reported Experiencing a Verbal Threat

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