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 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.

Want to view the FYSAS results?

Below are the FYSAS questions that students answer:

Middle School Questions:

High School Questions:

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.

BCPS Youth Health and Climate Questionnaire

A specific data source DPI facilitates is the BCPS Youth Health and Climate Questionnaire.  This questionnaire was completed by 11,681 students at seven Broward County High Schools in December 2014. Follow up questionnaires will be administered in December, 2016 and during the 2017-18 School Year. The questionnaire was developed in partnership between Broward County Public Schools, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) and ICF International. The questionnaire is part of the evaluation process of the BCPS Adolescent Sexual Minority Male Sexual Health Project. Click on the links below to learn more:

Below 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.)  To view school results, click on the corresponding image:

Summary Report Climate Results

Climate Survey All School Summary

Deerfield Beach Climate Results

Flanagan Climate Results

Fort Lauderdale Climate Results

Hollywood Hills Climate Results

McArthur Climate Results

NorthEast Climate Results

South Plantation Climate Results

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.