Introduced in 1982, the Pride Student Survey for Grades 6-12 has been employed in thousands of schools across the country. Much more than just a substance abuse survey for students, this questionnaire also gathers school climate data (on bullying, harassment, etc.) as well as 50 risk and protective factors items.
The Pride Questionnaire for Grades 6-12 is Pride Surveys’ longest-running and most utilized survey to date, with more than 7.7 million respondents since 1982. Using this student behavior survey, they have been able to track significant longitudinal data and trends, and have released multiple national data sets, allowing customers to compare local data with national data.
The grade 6-12 student survey contains the updated Core Measures required by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the Drug-Free Communities Grant. All data tracks closely to the Monitoring the Future survey data, which reinforces both surveys’ validity and reliability.
Every two years the Spearfish Community Coalition provides these surveys to collect data on substance use and abuse in the student population (grades 6-12). The following graphs are a snapshot of our most recent results for students grades 6-8. Due to the small sampling from students grades 9-12, we have chosen to withhold these results because of their skewed nature.