As a school district, our highest priority is providing a safe, nurturing environment for students to learn. SRVUSD is a strong partner in the community's efforts to create and maintain a healthy and safe community for all!
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Majority of students feel "safe" according to survey
In February, approximately 20,000 SRVUSD students, grades 4-12, participated in the District’s 3rd Annual School Engagement and Connectedness Survey (formerly known as the Bullying Prevention and Awareness survey). The purpose of this survey was to ask our local youth what engages and connects them to their schools, and peers, what types of bullying they see and/or feel and what adults on our local school campuses can do to reduce/prevent bullying behaviors and support engagement and connectedness.
“Gathering this information, using multiple measurement tools, has been a great way to verify the data and see what programs have been effective and where we still have a need to improve.” Said Scott Gerbert, SRVUSD Coordinator for Student Services.
According to both survey instruments, the percentage of students who “feel safe on campus” has steadily improved over the last few years. According to the California Healthy Kids Survey data, middle school students who report feeling “safe” at school has grown by 10% over the last 5 years. In addition, high school students, according to our District Survey, report feeling “safe” or “very safe” 88% of the time at school. The high school survey was taken in April by 7,524 students in grades 9-12 and includes all six high schools in the District.
SRVUSD Middle Schools
CHKS grade 7 – approx. 2000 students -- 82% said “safe” or “very safe”
District grades 6-8 – 6611 students -- 82% said “safe” or “very safe”
CC County Comparison Data -- 63% said “safe” or “very safe”
State Comparison Data -- 61% said “safe” or “very safe”
SRVUSD High Schools
CHKS grade 9 – approx. 2000 students -- 84% said “safe” or “very safe”
CHKS grade 11 – approx. 2000 students -- 86% said “safe” or “very safe”
District grades 9-12 – 7524 students -- 88% said “safe” or “very safe”
School-specific response data can be found in the "2014 Bullying Survey Data" folder on the right.
*"CHKS" = California Healthy Kids Survey
Updated - SG - 7-21-2015