Data & Surveys
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Quality data guides all the best resources and service provision. Being data driven helps to shape every step we takes in our prevention and intervention efforts. A great way to view the data analysis process is with this continuous improvement flow chart to the right.
Join us in using the below data sources to make informed decisions and to identify critical needs.
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS or YRBS) is administered biannually throughout the United States to a sample of middle and high school students (grades 6-12) and is designed to monitor priority health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and social problems among youth and adults. This department helps in the administration of the BCPS survey every other year to high schools (since 1991) and to middle schools (since 2013).
View the Broward County Public Schools YRBS results:
2019 Broward Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) Data results. The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, including—
- Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
- Sexual behaviors related to unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV infection
- Alcohol and other drug use
- Tobacco use
- Unhealthy dietary behaviors
- Inadequate physical activity
YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.
- The YRBS Data Summary Trends Report from 2009-2019
- View the 2017 Broward County YRBS Report
- The go to the CDC website to view the 2017 YRBS results
- View the YRBS Trend Report for data from 2007-2017
- 2015 Broward Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data Report
- Broward County Public Schools YRBS 2009-2013 Booklet which includes the changes and trends found with our students.
View the student YRBS questions:
Due to high student response rates, the results are representative of all high school students in the BCPS. Want more information? Take a look at Broward County’s results, as well as how Broward compares to both Florida and the Nation at the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System webpage.
Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS)
The Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey (FYSAS) is administered every other year to students in grades 6-12. The survey assesses risk and protective factors for substance abuse, in addition to substance abuse prevalence. The resulting information is used to shape the face of prevention and intervention efforts.
View the FYSAS student questions
View the FYSAS results
BCPS Youth Health and Climate Questionnaire
A specific data source our department facilitates is the BCPS Youth Health and Climate Questionnaire. This questionnaire was completed by 11,681 students at 7 Broward County high schools in December 2014, and follow up questionnaires were administered in December, 2016, and during the 2017-18 school year. The questionnaire was developed in partnership between BCPS, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH), and ICF International. The questionnaire was part of the evaluation process of the BCPS Adolescent Sexual Minority Male Sexual Health Project. Click on the links below to learn more:
- At A Glance Results, 2014-16
- Full Sample BCPS District Report, Descriptive Summary
- Adolescent Sexual Minority Male Sample, Descriptive Summary
View the Summary Report Climate Results. It is a summary of the questionnaire results for all 7 schools as well as results for each high school (Deerfield Beach, Flanagan, Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood Hills, McArthur, Northeast and South Plantation.)
BCPS Customer Survey
BCPS has conducted the annual Customer Survey to assess a school’s climate from the perspective of teachers, parents, and students. It was randomly administered to a significant number of students grades 3-12, parents with students in grades K-12, and full time instructional staff.
Please click on the link below to view the Survey results:
21st Annual Customer Survey (2015)
20th Annual Customer Survey (2014)
18th Annual Customer Survey
17th Annual Customer Survey
Customer Survey Individual School Results, 2007-08 to 2009-10
To access any other reports on a wide variety of topics that are published by the district, please visit Broward District Reports.
Find out more of what is going on with substance use and abuse with Broward Briefings - Substance Abuse Information for Action. Go to the United Way website to view Broward Briefings, a one page electronic newsletters published by the Commission on Substance Abuse’s research center at Nova Southeastern University. Topics include emerging issues and recently released research findings about substance abuse with a focus on Broward County and the State of Florida.
From the 2019 YRBS, below find some of the latest information:
Broward Drug Trends Report
The Florida Drug Trends Report outlines drug abuse trends in Florida.