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ECBP-5.4 Data Details

ECBP-5.4 Increase the proportion of elementary schools that have a full-time registered school nurse-to-student ratio of at least 1:750

About the Data

Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.

National Data Source
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
41.4 (2006)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Number of elementary schools that have a full-time registered nurse-to-student ratio of at least 1:750
Number of elementary schools
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the School Health Policies and Programs Study:


Are there any RN/LPNs who work in the school?

  1. Yes
  2. No

[If yes:]

Please tell me how many RNLPNs work in your school, which days of the week each RN is here, and how many hours each RN/LPN is usually here on those days.

[If an RN/LPN doesn't have a regular schedule, ask:]

  • How many total hours per week is this RN/LPN usually in your school?
Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective
Methodology Notes

The School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) is a national survey periodically conducted to assess school health policies and practices at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. SHPPS was most recently conducted in 2006. SHPPS also was conducted in 2000 and 1994; the next SHPPS is planned for 2012.

Total student enrollment of the elementary schools included in SHPPS is obtained from the Quality Education Data (QED) database. QED’s National Education Database covers all educational institutions in the United States and Canada. See for more information.