AISD Supplemental Questions to the 2004 Texas School Survey of Drug and Alcohol Use

On the back of your survey there are answer keys marked S-1 to S-20. Please put your answers to the following questions in those answer bubbles. When you are done, turn in your survey materials. Thanks for your help in completing this important survey. S-1. During this school year, in which of the following activities or programs have YOU participated? (Mark all that apply) a) PAL program b) ROPES program c) Project ALERT (drug prevention) classes d) INVEST or Positive Families classes at the ALC e) Lessons in class about violence prevention, conflict resolution, and/or drugs/alcohol f) Student support group meetings at your school g) Special school event about tobacco, drug, alcohol, or violence (e.g., guest speaker, assembly) h) Other program or activity about tobacco, drug, alcohol, or violence not already mentioned above i) None of the above S-2. During this school year, which of the following types of bullying have you experienced at school? (Mark all that apply) a) Physical (e.g., you were hit, kicked, or had your property destroyed) b) Social (e.g., rumors were spread about you, you were excluded from a group, or given the silent treatment) c) Verbal (e.g., you were called names, teased, or threatened) d) Intimidation (e.g., somebody forced you to do something you didn’t want to do or played dirty tricks on you) e) Written (e.g., you have seen graffiti, notes, or slam books about you) f) Sexual Harassment (e.g., comments or actions of a sexual nature that make you uncomfortable) g) Racial or Ethnic Harassment (e.g., comments or actions about your race or ethnicity that make you uncomfortable) h) None – I have not experienced bullying at school this year S-3. How big a problem do you think bullying is at your school? a) Very big problem b) Somewhat of a problem c) Not much of a problem d) Not a problem S-4. During this school year, how often have you experienced any type of bullying at your school? a) Never b) Only one time c) A couple of times this year d) Once a month e) Once a week f) Several times a week g) Every day S-5. During this school year, which of the following places, if any, did you stay away from because you thought someone might attack or threaten to attack you there? (Mark all that apply) a) The entrance into the school b) Any hallways or stairs in school c) Parts of the school cafeteria d) Any school restrooms e) The locker room f) Other places inside the school building g) The school parking lot h) None of the above S-6. At your school this year, have you been called a hate-related word or name (e.g, a word or name having to do with your race, religion, ethnicity, disability, gender, or sexual orientation)? a) Yes b) No c) I don’t know S-7. During this school year, have you seen hate-related graffiti at school? a) Yes b) No c) I don’t know S-8. How often does your teacher have to interrupt class to deal with student misbehavior or goofing off? a) Never b) Occasionally c) At least once a week d) At least once a day
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Many times a day

S-9. Have you used a prescription drug that was not prescribed to you? a) No, never b) Yes, at least once in the past month c) Yes, at least once since school began in the fall d) Yes, at least once in your lifetime S-10. Have you used an over the counter medication (e.g., something that is sold in grocery stores or drug stores, such as aspirin or cold medicine) when you were not sick, in order to get high? a) No, never b) Yes, at least once in the past month c) Yes, at least once since school began in the fall d) Yes, at least once in your lifetime S-11. During this school year, where did you get information, if any, about the dangers of using medicine inappropriately (e.g., when you were not sick or that was not prescribed to you)? a) A counselor or program in school b) Another adult in school (such as a nurse or teacher) c) A counselor or program outside of school d) Your parent(s) e) A medical doctor f) Your friends g) Another adult (such as relative, clergyman, or other family friend) h) Nobody has talked to me about using medicine inappropriately S-12. Are school rules on drug, alcohol, and tobacco use enforced by school staff? a) Rules are always enforced b) Rules are usually enforced c) Rules are sometimes enforced d) Rules are rarely enforced e) I don’t know S-13. Are school rules on verbal or physical assaults, or fighting enforced by school staff? a) Rules are always enforced b) Rules are usually enforced c) Rules are sometimes enforced d) Rules are rarely enforced e) I don’t know

S-14. Of the following, which do you consider to be the most serious problem on your campus? (Choose one answer) a) Student marijuana use b) Student alcohol use c) Student tobacco use d) Student misuse of other drugs (e.g., prescriptions or other medications used to get high) e) Student fighting and physical aggression f) Student harassment, threats, and intimidation g) Student vandalism, criminal mischief h) Student weapon possession i) Violence or threats of violence toward staff j) None of these are serious problems on my campus S-15. During this school year, which of the following have YOU brought to school? (Mark all that apply) a) Tobacco b) Alcohol c) Illegal drugs (e.g., marijuana, cocaine, ecstasy, etc.) d) Other drugs (e.g., prescriptions or other medications that you are taking, even though you are not sick) e) Gun f) Knife g) Other weapon (e.g., nunchucks, brass knuckles, mace, pepper spray, etc.) h) None of the above Use these answer choices for S-16 through S-20 a) Happens daily b) Happens at least once a week c) Happens at least once a month d) Happens on occasion e) Never happens To the best of your knowledge, how often do the following events occur at your school? S-16. Student racial tension S-17. Student bullying S-18. Student acts of disrespect for teachers
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S-19. Gang activities

S-20. Teachers or staff give me praise or rewards for good behavior You are done! Thanks for your cooperation!

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