AH-8 Increase the proportion of adolescents whose parents consider them to be safe at school

National Data Source
National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH); Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics (HRSA/MCHB and CDC/NCHS)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
Baseline (Year)
86.4 (2007)
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Adolescents ages 12 – 17 whose parents report that they feel their child is usually or always safe at school
Adolescents ages 12 – 17 who live in households, attend school, and are not home-schooled
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

Based on the question: How often do you feel [he/she] is safe at school? Would you say never, sometimes, usually, or always?

Data Collection Frequency
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Not applicable


Methodology Notes

Parents who answer usually or always are included in this measure.

Data for children with special health care needs includes children and youth identified by parents’ reports that their child has a health problem expected to last at least 12 months and which requires prescription medication, more services than most children, special therapies, or which limits his or her ability to do things most children can do.