By SHEILA WANG • Standard-Examiner staff
Use this tool to see how often 10 types of offenses are reported in Utah’s school districts (reports come from high schools only). It’s hard to compare raw numbers between very large and very small schools, so we’ve done a calculation to represent how frequent offenses would be if all schools had exactly 1,000 students.
About This Data: This tool uses school incident reports from the Utah Board of Education in the 2015-16 school year on the state’s public high schools, charter high schools not included. These reports are only those involving actions by students. No non-student or adult violations are included.
Download Data: Raw data on Utah high school incidents numbers by school districts and charter schools can be found on the website of Utah State Board of Education. You can also download the data here. Download data files on Weber School District high school incidents from 2015-16 to 2016-17 and Ogden School District high school incidents from 2014-15 to 2016-17, requested from both school districts.
NOTE: The state Board of Education is aware that school incidents have been underreported. The schools and districts keep track of their incident data in their own systems and getting school officials to submit all the data has been problematic.