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To help deter kids from risky drug behaviors, the Grangeville High School IDFY (Idaho Drug Free Youth) group put on a “Don’t Be A Dummy” skit at Grangeville Elementary Middle School in fall of 2015.
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- 49 percent of students reported texting or e-mailing while driving within the past 30 days.
- 32 percent felt sad or helpless for two or more weeks in a row so that they stopped doing some usual activities within the past 12 months. Of students who said they were bullied, 50 percent earned grades of Ds and Fs.
- 30 percent were the victims of teasing or name calling because of their weight, size or physical appearance during the past 12 months.
- The percentage of Idaho students who reported never or rarely wearing a seat belt while riding in a car with someone else reduced significantly from 2001 to 2015, 13.6 percent to 5.7 percent.
- The percentage of students ever hit/slapped or hit by a boyfriend or girlfriend has not changed substantially from 2001-2015, 9.8 percent down to 8.9 percent.
- 30 percent used a form of tobacco or vapor product within the past 30 days. Of students who said they smoke, 39 percent earn grades of Ds and Fs.
- The percentage of students who reported ever trying cigarettes is down from 54.4 percent in 2001 to 30.9 percent in 2015.
- 28 percent drank alcohol within the past 30 days.
- 22 percent were sold or given illegal drugs on school property within the past 12 months.
- 17 percent of students reported using marijuana within the past 30 days. Of those, grades earned were fairly even between As, Bs, Cs, Ds and Fs.
- Almost 17 percent of students said they have ever taken a prescription drug without a doctor’s orders.
- 71 percent of students reported having sex education in high school.
- 37 percent said they have had sexual intercourse. Of these, the division between male and female is nearly even. Of the students who reported having had sex, 65 percent were earning mostly Ds and Fs.
- 44 percent of students said they are trying to lose weight.
- 39 percent of students ate breakfast on all seven of the past seven days.
- 11.3 percent of students said they eat vegetables three or more times a day.
- 58 percent played on at least one sports team within the past 12 months.
- 80 percent have seen a dentist in the past year.
- 78 percent reported earning mostly the grades of As and Bs.
- 77 percent said they plan to continue their education following high school.
- 71 percent said they have at least one adult they can talk to.
- 10 percent wear sunscreen.
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