Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico 

Puerto Rico is working to ensure its schools are safe and supportive. This page features school climate information for Puerto Rico, 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 Program

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Selected Indicators

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

20090.0,7.7
20114.9,7.4
20134.1,6.9
20154.7,6.0
20177.5,6.0
20193.0,0
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Indicator 1: Percentage of High School Students Who Reported they Had Been Threatened or Injured with a Weapon on School Property One Or More Times (for example, a gun, knife, or club during the 12 months before the survey)

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on January 19, 2021.

Threatened or Injured with a Weapon on School Property
YearPuerto RicoUS
20090.07.7
20114.97.4
20134.16.9
20154.76.0
20177.56.0
20193.00

Indicator 2: Involved in Physical Fight on School Property

20090.0,11.1
201111.6,12.0
20139.3,8.1
201713.1,8.5
20197.2,0
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Indicator 2: Percentage of High School Students Who Reported That They Were 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, 2019 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on January 19, 2021.

Involved in Physical Fight on School Property
YearPuerto RicoUS
20090.011.1
201111.612.0
20139.38.1
201713.18.5
20197.20

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

20090.0,22.7
201118.7,25.6
201318.2,22.1
201518.6,21.7
201722.8,19.8
201916.2,0
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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

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on January 19, 2021.

Offered, Sold or Given Illegal Drugs on School Property
YearPuerto RicoUS
20090.022.7
201118.725.6
201318.222.1
201518.621.7
201722.819.8
201916.20

Indicator 4: Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide

20090.0,15.8
201113.1,15.8
201314.3,17.0
201512.3,17.7
201717.1,17.2
201912.4,0
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Indicator 4: Percentage of High School Students Who Reported that 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, 2019 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on January 19, 2021.

Seriously Considered Attempting Suicide
YearPuerto RicoUS
20090.015.8
201113.115.8
201314.317.0
201512.317.7
201717.117.2
201912.40

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

20090.0,0
201132.8,13.8
201329.2,15.2
201532.3,14.3
201730.0,15.4
201929.5,0
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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

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on January 19, 2021.

Did Not Participate in At Least 60 Minutes of Physical Activity
YearPuerto RicoUS
20090.00
201132.813.8
201329.215.2
201532.314.3
201730.015.4
201929.50

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

20090.0,0
201119.1,5.7
201318.0,6.6
201515.5,6.7
201716.4,7.2
201919.3,0
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Indicator 6: Did not eat vegetables (green salad, potatoes [excluding French fries, fried potatoes, or potato chips], carrots, or other vegetables, during the 7 days before the survey)

Citation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/results.htm. Accessed on January 19, 2021.

Did Not Eat Vegetables 7 Days Before the Survey
YearPuerto RicoUS
20090.00
201119.15.7
201318.06.6
201515.56.7
201716.47.2
201919.30