Some Numbers to Think About
Posted by lizmanvell
This following sampling of safe school climate statistics paints an interesting picture of what violence in our schools really looks like.
What does this information tell you?
How can you apply it to your everyday life as a teacher?
- 628,200 students ages 12-18 were victims of violent crime at school in 2005. (CDC 2008)
- 90% of teachers surveyed felt it was their job to intervene when they witnessed bullying. (NEA 2010)
- 76% of Americans say they have trust and confidence in public school teachers. (PDK/Gallup 2010)
55% of students said schools needed to increase teachers’ trustworthiness to improve student-teacher relationships. (NYCSS 2004)
39 % of middle schools reported student bullying occurred at school daily or at least once a week compared to 20% for primary and high schools. (U.S. DOE 2011)
- 160,000 students go home early on any given day for fear of being bullied. (CDC 2008)
29% of students in 6th-12th grade said they had the social competence to plan and make decisions. (Search 2002)
- 90% of the 7,261 middle and high school lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender students surveyed reported experiencing harassment at school in the past year. (GLSEN 2009)
- < 2% of homicides and suicides among 5-18 year-olds occurred at school. (NCES 2009)
- 0% difference between the number of public and private school students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school. (NCES 2011)
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES)
National Education Association Nationwide Study of Bullying (NEA)
New York Center for School Safety (NYCSS)
Phi Delta Kappa/Gallup Annual Poll (PDK) of the Public’s Attitudes Toward Public Schools (PDK/Gallup)
US Department of Education (USDOE)
Posted on August 24, 2011, in Books, Ideas to try, Perspectives and tagged building trust, bullying, compassion, empathy, essential understandings, harassment, new school year, respect, statistics, violence continuum. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.