The Student Health and Risk Prevention survey is a collaborative, multi-agency project designed to reduce survey burden on schools. The survey is designed to gather and report data at all levels and for multiple purposes. This survey was distributed to 39 school districts and 17 charter schools across Utah.
In 2017 the SHARP survey was administrated to 5,335 6th to 12th grade students throughout Tooele County School District. 97.8 percent of the surveys were used to collect the final data report. 2.2 percent were determined to be invalid during the validity check.
Highlights of the report include:
- A decrease in all grades for marijuana use.
- A decrease in alcohol and cigarette use.
- Substance abuse stayed the same or showed a decrease.
- A decrease in suicidality.
- A need to increase protective factors was found for 6th to 8th grades.
The positive changes show that the programming put in place for students is effective. The negative changes show where there needs to be more focus.
To view the full report, click on the Tooele School District Profile Report. There are seven types of charts presented.
1. Substance use
2. Problem use and antisocial behavior (ASB)
3. Sources of alcohol acquisition
4. Places of alcohol consumption
5. Mental health and suicide
6. Risk factor profiles
7. Protective factor profiles
Schools are able to use the individual school data to target risk and protective factors that need to be improved. If there are questions regarding the SHARP survey data report, please call the school district Safe Schools program coordinators at 435-833-1900.