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

Grants Received

State Grant Programs

Local Educational Agency and District Grant Programs

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Selected Indicators

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

20098.2,7.7
20117.2,7.4
20137.1,6.9
20157.3,6.0
20178.4,6.0
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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
YearFloridaUS
20098.27.7
20117.27.4
20137.16.9
20157.36.0
20178.46.0

Indicator 2: Involved in Physical Fight on School Property

200910.5,11.1
201110.2,12.0
20138.1,8.1
20157.6,7.8
20177.9,8.5
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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
YearFloridaUS
200910.511.1
201110.212.0
20138.18.1
20157.67.8
20177.98.5

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

200921.8,22.7
201122.9,25.6
201320.0,22.1
201518.4,21.7
201717.0,19.8
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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
YearFloridaUS
200921.822.7
201122.925.6
201320.022.1
201518.421.7
201717.019.8

Indicator 4: Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide

200911.6,15.8
201112.1,15.8
201313.9,17.0
201513.8,17.7
201713.8,17.2
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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
YearFloridaUS
200911.615.8
201112.115.8
201313.917.0
201513.817.7
201713.817.2

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

201117.5,13.8
201318.7,15.2
201519.9,14.3
201722.2,15.4
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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
YearFloridaUS
201117.513.8
201318.715.2
201519.914.3
201722.215.4

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

20118.1,5.7
20139.4,6.6
20159.6,6.7
201710.0,7.2
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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.

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
YearFloridaUS
20118.15.7
20139.46.6
20159.66.7
201710.07.2

Grantee Highlights

Provides Hillsborough County Public School’s Multi-tiered System of Supports - Response to Intervention (MTSS-RtI) Department- with a framework and process to ensure students have an opportunity to receive multi-tiered instruction/interventions within the general education environment with fidelity. The district’s framework incorporates a problem solving process for ensuring quality instruction and school-wide behavior supports are delivered to ALL students.