School Health Reports
To identify emerging health problems and establish and track public health goals and trends within our school-aged population.
Rhode Island Numbers
- In the 2017-2018 school year, 95% of Rhode Island Kindergarten children and 70% of 7th grade students are up-to-date on all required vaccines at the time of school entry. 72% of 8th graders received 2+ doses of HPV vaccine, 79% of 9th graders completed the HPV vaccine series (2 or 3 doses), and 76% of 12th graders received one dose of MCV4 on or after their 16th birthday at the time of school entry. more
- One in six Rhode Island middle school students report that they have drunk alcohol.
- In 2015, one in 15 middle school students report having used marijuana – the same number of students that have tried an electronic cigarette product.