Definition: Percentage of responses by public school staff on the extent to which gang-related activity is a problem at their school, by type of school (e.g., in 2015-2017, gang-related activity was a severe problem according to 2.2% of responses by high school staff in California).
Data Source: WestEd, California School Staff Survey. California Dept. of Education (Mar. 2019).
Footnote: “Gang” is not defined in the survey, so use caution when interpreting these data. Years presented comprise two school years (e.g., 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years are shown as 2015-2017). Data are unweighted. K-12 schools are classified according to the grade levels with greatest enrollment (e.g., schools with more students in the elementary grades than in the middle or high school grades are classified as elementary schools). Students in non-traditional programs are those enrolled in community day schools or continuation education. The notation S refers to data that have been suppressed because (a) there were fewer than 5 respondents in that group, or (b) the sample was too small to be representative. N/A means that data are not available.