Under the No Child Left Behind Initiative, schools conduct a national, anonymous student surveys to establish different aspects of substance use. These are called Pride Surveys and we get a report every time one is done in Knox County. They tell us about the "incidence and prevalence, age of onset, perception of social disapproval of drug use and violence by youth in school and communities."
These numbers are accurate as of April 2016. For more information about these results, please contact us.
The Pride National Summary for a particular school year is a compilation of all the data collected during that school year. The number of states and the number of questionnaires from each state will vary from year to year. While sampling is done to prevent any one state from overwhelming the summary, Pride does not claim that the results are statistically representative of the nation as a whole. However, historically the results from the Pride National Summary have tracked within a few (typically 2 to 3) percentage points of the results from the National Institute on Drug Abuse annual survey which is a nationally representative study.
The participating districts in this survey are:
Knox County Career Center
2015 Annual Use Reported By Students
2015 Past 30 Day Use by Grade
2015 Percentage of Students who say it is "Fairly Easy" or "Easy" to Obtain These Substances
2015 Percentage of Students Reporting NOT Using These Substances