Good quality data fundamentally underpins all the best service provision. data-flow-chart

We use the below data sources to make informed decisions and to identify critical needs.  Being data driven helps to shape every step we take in our prevention and intervention efforts.  A great way to view the data analysis process is with this continuous flow chart:

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey

The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (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. Broward County Schools have been administering this survey every other year for High Schools since 1991 and to Middle Schools since 2013.

View the Broward County Public Schools YRBS results:

Below are the 2015 YRBS questions that students answer:

Due to high student response rate, the results are representative of all high school students in the Broward Public Schools System.  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.

Go here for past years and the latest FYSAS!

2014 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey Results for Broward County

FYSAS Shows Among Florida Youth “Most Don’t” Drink, Smoke, or Take Drugs

BCPS Customer Survey

Every school year, the Broward County Public Schools conducts the annual Customer Survey to assess a school’s climate from the perspective of teachers, parents, and students.  It is randomly administered to a significant number of students grades 3-12, parents who have 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)
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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.

Broward Briefings - Substance Abuse Information for Action

Find out more of what is going on with substance use and abuse!  Go to the United Way website to view Broward Briefings,  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.

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System

The Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS) monitors priority health-risk behaviors among youth in grades 9-12 in public and private schools through the United States.  DCO&P facilitates the administration of the YRBS every year.

Broward Drug Trends Report

The annual report, “Drug Abuse Trends in Broward County, Florida Annual Report: June 2016,” is produced by the United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse. It outlines drug abuse trends in Broward County.