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, they are conducted every two years. 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 December 2019. 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. Click here to access the 2019-2020 Executive Summary. Click here to access the 2019-2020 Standard Report.
The participating districts in this survey are: Centerburg Danville East Knox Fredericktown Knox County Career Center Mount Vernon