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FemaleMaleTotalFemaleMaleTotal
Minnesota8th5.7%5.8%5.7%12.1%10.0%11.1%
9th9.2%9.3%9.2%17.9%14.7%16.3%
11th15.3%19.2%17.2%27.1%25.7%26.4%
All Grades9.7%10.9%10.3%18.3%16.1%17.2%
Aitkin County8th0.0%4.2%2.2%9.3%7.1%8.2%
9th8.3%8.7%8.5%14.7%18.2%16.4%
11th8.3%17.9%13.5%**34.7%
All Grades6.9%11.9%9.4%15.8%19.0%17.4%
Anoka County8th7.4%7.9%7.6%12.0%10.3%11.2%
9th13.7%13.8%13.8%15.5%11.6%13.7%
11th19.0%23.7%21.4%24.3%23.3%23.8%
All Grades12.9%14.8%13.8%15.9%13.6%14.8%
Becker County8th10.3%9.6%10.0%19.7%7.4%14.3%
9th7.8%13.9%10.8%19.0%22.7%20.8%
11th15.5%15.0%15.2%38.1%33.0%35.6%
All Grades11.0%12.9%11.9%24.5%20.9%22.8%
Beltrami County8th4.8%10.2%7.4%15.8%13.0%14.4%
9th5.9%9.2%7.6%21.3%22.8%22.1%
11th14.8%18.1%16.5%23.7%23.3%23.5%
All Grades7.9%12.1%10.0%20.0%19.1%19.6%
Benton County8th2.9%4.6%3.7%15.8%12.4%14.3%
9th7.2%6.8%7.0%12.2%12.2%12.2%
11th9.6%11.0%10.2%26.2%23.6%25.0%
All Grades6.2%6.8%6.5%17.4%15.4%16.5%
Big Stone County8th*****5.0%
9th******
11th******
All Grades*****17.0%
Blue Earth County8th5.1%4.8%4.9%10.8%5.8%8.4%
9th4.8%7.5%6.1%13.3%9.6%11.4%
11th10.1%11.3%10.7%28.4%29.6%29.0%
All Grades6.5%7.8%7.1%16.6%14.2%15.4%
Brown County8th2.0%4.4%3.2%17.1%19.4%18.4%
9th3.6%4.1%3.9%23.0%17.0%20.1%
11th12.6%8.2%10.5%29.0%29.5%29.3%
All Grades5.7%5.3%5.5%23.2%21.5%22.3%
Carlton County8th5.7%1.5%3.6%17.0%12.5%14.4%
9th8.9%12.5%10.8%26.9%26.5%26.7%
11th18.0%27.6%22.7%33.1%30.0%31.4%
All Grades10.5%12.8%11.6%26.0%22.8%24.3%
Carver County8th6.0%7.7%6.8%8.4%7.8%8.1%
9th5.4%12.2%8.8%14.3%13.8%14.1%
11th14.5%18.9%16.9%24.7%26.7%25.6%
All Grades7.5%12.0%9.7%14.7%14.3%14.5%
Cass County8th8.8%7.2%8.0%24.2%11.6%17.8%
9th16.5%14.5%15.5%18.2%24.3%21.3%
11th21.5%21.0%21.3%24.6%36.5%30.3%
All Grades15.0%13.3%14.2%22.1%21.7%21.9%
Chippewa County8th***13.6%3.9%8.1%
9th***16.4%13.3%14.9%
11th***18.4%19.6%18.9%
All Grades***16.0%11.2%13.5%
Chisago County8th***12.1%8.1%10.2%
9th***22.2%18.6%20.5%
11th***29.2%28.9%29.1%
All Grades***20.3%18.2%19.3%
Clay County8th4.0%3.7%3.9%4.6%7.9%6.4%
9th4.8%9.0%7.1%13.3%12.3%12.8%
11th15.2%17.7%16.6%20.9%16.9%19.1%
All Grades7.5%10.0%8.8%13.7%12.3%13.1%
Clearwater County8th7.3%13.2%10.1%***
9th9.3%6.3%7.5%***
11th25.0%27.8%26.5%***
All Grades12.9%13.8%13.4%***
Cook County8th*****34.2%
9th*****25.0%
11th*****34.4%
All Grades***36.7%26.5%31.6%
Cottonwood County8th6.8%2.0%4.3%3.8%4.9%4.4%
9th6.4%8.2%7.3%16.7%12.8%14.5%
11th4.5%13.7%9.5%22.9%25.9%24.5%
All Grades5.9%8.0%7.0%14.0%14.5%14.3%
Crow Wing County8th***12.3%10.9%11.6%
9th***15.5%11.8%13.6%
11th***24.3%28.0%26.1%
All Grades***18.5%17.8%18.1%
Dakota County8th4.5%5.1%4.8%11.0%9.1%10.1%
9th9.6%9.6%9.6%18.4%13.9%16.2%
11th15.3%18.7%17.0%27.6%25.3%26.4%
All Grades9.5%10.7%10.1%18.3%15.4%16.9%
Dodge County8th6.1%0.9%3.6%12.0%10.1%11.1%
9th5.6%7.0%6.3%14.0%14.0%14.0%
11th15.3%10.8%13.4%24.8%19.0%21.8%
All Grades8.6%5.8%7.3%16.6%14.2%15.4%
Douglas County8th3.6%7.1%5.3%11.2%8.3%9.8%
9th5.8%8.5%7.1%22.5%17.6%20.3%
11th12.2%24.8%19.0%27.6%34.3%31.2%
All Grades6.8%13.2%10.0%19.0%18.0%18.5%
Faribault County8th2.2%3.6%2.9%6.5%16.4%12.6%
9th6.7%6.8%6.7%11.5%15.4%13.3%
11th14.5%15.8%15.2%21.3%31.4%26.5%
All Grades8.2%8.7%8.5%13.0%20.5%17.0%
Fillmore County8th14.1%10.0%11.9%17.9%9.7%14.3%
9th7.0%9.2%8.1%***
11th12.5%16.1%14.3%**25.9%
All Grades11.1%11.7%11.4%20.6%17.8%19.1%
Freeborn County8th11.1%9.3%10.3%17.8%8.3%13.0%
9th9.4%13.3%11.4%24.2%20.9%22.6%
11th18.2%20.7%19.4%28.1%32.0%29.9%
All Grades12.6%13.9%13.3%23.1%19.1%21.1%
Goodhue County8th8.8%6.7%7.8%18.3%16.3%17.3%
9th16.7%16.5%16.6%**37.2%
11th15.4%16.5%15.8%38.2%15.8%28.0%
All Grades13.4%12.7%13.1%27.5%18.6%23.2%
Grant County8th0.0%7.1%2.8%12.0%23.7%19.0%
9th12.5%5.7%9.0%13.3%0.0%6.5%
11th19.0%19.4%19.3%24.3%34.5%28.8%
All Grades8.2%11.1%9.7%17.4%19.2%18.3%
Hennepin County8th4.4%4.9%4.7%7.6%6.9%7.3%
9th6.9%6.6%6.8%13.3%10.2%11.8%
11th13.1%21.2%17.0%24.7%21.8%23.4%
All Grades7.6%9.7%8.6%14.4%12.2%13.4%
Houston County8th5.7%0.0%3.1%13.0%5.9%10.0%
9th3.7%6.6%5.3%18.2%9.1%14.1%
11th7.5%17.7%12.0%28.7%20.3%25.1%
All Grades5.6%7.4%6.5%20.3%11.9%16.7%
Hubbard County8th10.4%9.7%10.1%8.8%8.7%8.8%
9th13.6%27.8%20.0%18.5%29.8%23.2%
11th16.7%29.6%23.1%40.0%28.6%34.9%
All Grades13.5%22.9%17.9%20.3%21.1%20.6%
Isanti County8th8.7%9.7%9.2%18.8%13.2%16.1%
9th18.1%18.2%18.2%32.0%25.5%28.9%
11th28.0%29.8%28.9%34.3%32.3%33.5%
All Grades17.8%18.8%18.3%27.9%22.3%25.3%
Itasca County8th14.0%10.3%12.0%24.6%16.1%20.5%
9th16.7%15.3%16.1%26.4%22.6%24.7%
11th20.7%10.6%15.0%31.7%31.3%31.5%
All Grades16.7%12.1%14.4%26.9%22.5%24.8%
Jackson County8th6.7%20.0%14.3%11.4%6.7%9.5%
9th9.1%7.3%8.2%31.7%23.1%26.4%
11th7.7%20.7%13.2%**44.7%
All Grades8.2%14.4%11.2%25.9%27.7%27.0%
Kanabec County8th5.6%6.2%5.8%19.6%21.0%20.3%
9th7.0%10.1%8.7%40.3%22.9%31.4%
11th13.8%26.4%20.8%39.6%41.2%40.4%
All Grades8.3%14.4%11.3%33.5%27.3%30.4%
Kandiyohi County8th6.7%10.1%8.4%11.6%10.1%10.8%
9th7.8%8.1%8.0%23.6%12.0%17.7%
11th16.5%16.4%16.5%26.4%36.4%31.0%
All Grades9.7%11.2%10.5%20.4%17.5%19.0%
Kittson County8th4.5%0.0%2.4%**12.9%
9th0.0%12.5%5.9%**4.3%
11th0.0%21.1%8.5%**11.1%
All Grades1.5%10.9%5.7%11.9%7.7%9.9%
Koochiching County8th*****4.9%
9th***34.6%12.0%23.5%
11th*****53.8%
All Grades***31.7%15.5%23.7%
Lac Qui Parle County8th5.1%0.0%2.8%4.3%13.3%8.7%
9th5.4%2.8%4.1%22.2%11.4%15.5%
11th3.1%11.1%7.4%19.0%15.6%17.6%
All Grades4.7%4.2%4.5%13.8%13.2%13.5%
Lake County8th***17.0%17.1%17.0%
9th***34.3%18.4%25.0%
11th***22.9%6.7%15.4%
All Grades***23.6%15.0%19.3%
Lake of the Woods County8th*****6.5%
9th*****10.8%
11th*****10.0%
All Grades***8.5%9.8%9.2%
Le Sueur County8th5.1%2.7%3.8%16.9%15.7%16.3%
9th9.9%9.0%9.4%21.9%15.3%18.8%
11th14.5%17.9%16.0%31.8%26.6%28.8%
All Grades9.9%8.8%9.3%23.2%19.4%21.2%
Lincoln County8th*****7.5%
9th*****25.6%
11th*****24.3%
All Grades***17.5%20.3%19.0%
Lyon County8th3.1%3.5%3.3%6.3%3.0%4.7%
9th5.1%5.8%5.5%8.8%9.9%9.3%
11th9.1%6.8%8.0%18.4%19.0%18.7%
All Grades5.5%5.2%5.3%11.0%11.0%11.0%
McLeod County8th*****18.2%
9th******
11th*****25.0%
All Grades***19.4%20.0%19.7%
Mahnomen County8th12.0%15.8%14.3%**30.2%
9th6.5%2.9%4.5%44.4%26.3%35.1%
11th5.3%13.3%10.2%**19.4%
All Grades8.0%10.7%9.6%38.0%22.6%30.1%
Marshall County8th9.1%2.3%5.3%***
9th0.0%0.0%0.0%**13.8%
11th7.1%13.9%10.9%***
All Grades5.0%5.5%5.2%**27.3%
Martin County8th***10.8%12.5%11.6%
9th***19.8%25.0%21.7%
11th***34.6%28.0%30.7%
All Grades***20.7%22.4%21.5%
Meeker County8th2.5%4.5%3.5%16.1%9.1%12.5%
9th6.8%7.8%7.3%**14.5%
11th8.8%8.5%8.6%**18.6%
All Grades5.6%6.7%6.2%20.5%10.1%14.8%
Mille Lacs County8th6.4%6.2%6.3%20.1%15.1%17.4%
9th13.5%17.3%15.3%26.5%22.9%24.8%
11th17.6%24.5%21.0%35.1%31.0%33.1%
All Grades12.1%14.5%13.3%26.7%21.9%24.3%
Morrison County8th2.3%5.8%4.0%17.8%18.5%18.1%
9th10.3%5.3%7.7%27.3%26.8%27.0%
11th14.2%13.2%13.7%22.8%35.8%28.8%
All Grades8.9%7.7%8.3%22.9%26.4%24.6%
Mower County8th5.2%3.5%4.3%19.0%15.8%17.5%
9th6.5%13.5%10.1%39.5%27.4%34.1%
11th9.2%14.9%12.2%35.7%32.1%33.8%
All Grades6.7%10.1%8.5%29.3%23.4%26.5%
Murray County8th2.4%3.2%2.8%10.3%0.0%5.8%
9th5.7%16.7%11.7%2.9%15.2%9.0%
11th10.8%23.7%17.3%21.6%34.5%27.3%
All Grades6.2%15.3%10.7%11.8%16.3%13.9%
Nicollet County8th******
9th***7.4%13.1%10.1%
11th***18.9%21.4%20.0%
All Grades***13.4%16.5%14.8%
Nobles County8th6.1%0.0%3.4%16.5%6.7%11.7%
9th1.3%6.8%4.4%20.2%15.0%17.7%
11th8.2%6.6%7.5%17.7%26.7%22.0%
All Grades5.4%4.4%4.9%18.2%16.1%17.2%
Norman County8th4.3%0.0%2.0%25.7%6.3%16.4%
9th6.5%0.0%3.2%***
11th7.1%4.3%5.9%**14.8%
All Grades5.7%0.9%3.3%22.6%10.3%16.2%
Olmsted County8th3.3%4.7%4.0%9.0%10.3%9.7%
9th4.3%7.7%5.8%14.5%12.6%13.6%
11th13.1%12.1%12.6%25.9%23.6%24.8%
All Grades6.1%7.7%6.9%15.0%14.5%14.8%
Otter Tail County8th8.4%3.9%5.9%15.2%10.9%13.2%
9th8.4%5.4%6.9%21.5%18.8%20.3%
11th12.7%12.4%12.6%29.8%23.3%26.3%
All Grades9.8%7.0%8.3%21.1%17.3%19.3%
Pennington County8th***17.9%8.8%13.7%
9th***29.3%22.2%25.4%
11th***32.8%40.9%36.3%
All Grades***25.8%21.7%23.8%
Pine County8th4.0%4.2%4.1%14.5%14.7%14.6%
9th5.7%8.7%7.2%38.3%28.6%33.5%
11th12.0%16.7%14.5%30.8%20.0%25.9%
All Grades6.6%9.3%8.0%27.6%20.7%24.1%
Pipestone County8th***22.9%14.3%18.6%
9th***33.3%28.6%30.9%
11th*****20.8%
All Grades***24.7%21.6%23.1%
Polk County8th4.9%4.4%4.7%14.2%13.3%13.7%
9th7.7%11.0%9.5%26.4%15.9%21.3%
11th18.6%29.2%23.3%32.4%33.9%33.1%
All Grades10.1%13.3%11.7%24.2%20.1%22.2%
Pope County8th3.1%4.7%4.0%5.6%6.9%6.2%
9th4.0%3.3%3.6%23.3%11.4%16.9%
11th12.5%8.1%9.8%21.4%25.7%23.8%
All Grades6.2%5.5%5.8%16.0%15.2%15.5%
Ramsey County8th6.3%5.6%6.0%11.9%9.6%10.8%
9th8.6%6.4%7.6%14.3%12.8%13.6%
11th12.3%17.6%14.9%22.0%20.4%21.3%
All Grades9.0%9.8%9.4%15.5%13.8%14.7%
Red Lake County8th12.5%0.0%6.7%**11.3%
9th0.0%0.0%0.0%13.8%38.5%25.5%
11th21.7%21.1%21.4%**18.6%
All Grades11.8%6.3%9.2%18.8%18.3%18.5%
Redwood County8th11.1%6.2%8.8%15.3%9.8%12.1%
9th13.2%6.5%10.0%14.1%10.6%12.4%
11th11.8%10.2%10.9%19.1%25.0%22.3%
All Grades12.0%7.5%9.8%15.8%14.2%15.0%
Renville County8th6.7%4.7%5.6%13.2%3.4%9.0%
9th3.7%0.0%2.1%2.6%10.3%6.4%
11th12.5%15.8%13.7%**10.9%
All Grades7.9%6.2%7.1%9.6%6.9%8.4%
Rice County8th3.7%3.8%3.8%10.1%10.4%10.2%
9th6.0%2.8%4.4%16.2%12.0%14.0%
11th11.3%10.1%10.7%20.2%23.9%21.9%
All Grades6.5%5.2%5.8%15.4%14.7%15.0%
Rock County8th***4.2%17.1%9.6%
9th***12.5%22.9%18.8%
11th***43.8%56.3%50.0%
All Grades***17.9%30.4%24.2%
Roseau County8th10.4%0.0%5.1%12.5%15.6%14.0%
9th3.5%8.3%6.1%22.1%19.5%20.7%
11th8.7%8.3%8.5%24.5%30.5%27.7%
All Grades7.2%5.7%6.4%19.2%21.5%20.4%
St. Louis County8th6.7%5.0%5.9%18.9%14.4%16.8%
9th9.9%11.1%10.5%20.3%19.1%19.7%
11th18.3%20.7%19.5%30.8%34.8%32.9%
All Grades11.3%12.1%11.7%22.4%21.8%22.1%
Scott County8th4.1%4.9%4.5%11.2%9.4%10.3%
9th11.1%8.2%9.6%19.1%14.2%16.6%
11th18.9%17.5%18.2%31.3%28.2%29.7%
All Grades11.0%9.6%10.3%19.4%16.3%17.9%
Sherburne County8th11.3%9.2%10.2%12.8%10.6%11.8%
9th18.1%16.7%17.4%21.3%16.5%19.0%
11th23.0%29.4%26.2%33.6%27.2%30.3%
All Grades16.9%17.3%17.1%21.1%17.5%19.4%
Sibley County8th12.7%24.6%18.8%16.7%21.2%18.8%
9th10.3%22.0%15.7%21.9%29.2%25.6%
11th23.3%23.3%23.3%29.3%33.3%31.3%
All Grades15.5%23.4%19.2%22.5%28.1%25.2%
Stearns County8th4.0%6.1%5.0%9.1%10.1%9.6%
9th6.2%6.4%6.3%14.7%12.9%13.9%
11th9.2%14.4%11.7%24.2%26.0%25.1%
All Grades6.2%8.5%7.3%15.4%15.6%15.5%
Steele County8th7.6%11.9%9.7%18.5%14.8%16.8%
9th11.3%10.9%11.1%20.7%15.6%18.2%
11th19.1%15.6%17.4%33.1%22.2%27.9%
All Grades12.8%12.7%12.8%23.2%17.0%20.2%
Stevens County8th8.6%0.0%3.9%***
9th5.9%4.8%5.3%**39.3%
11th18.2%0.0%10.4%***
All Grades11.5%1.7%6.5%**32.6%
Swift County8th******
9th******
11th******
All Grades******
Todd County8th7.8%8.0%7.9%14.6%12.1%13.3%
9th3.4%11.1%7.5%25.5%30.4%27.9%
11th5.4%7.1%6.3%33.3%29.8%31.5%
All Grades5.7%8.8%7.2%22.7%21.7%22.2%
Traverse County8th*****32.4%
9th*****17.9%
11th******
All Grades***27.0%33.3%30.3%
Wabasha County8th6.4%7.1%6.7%12.3%5.0%8.9%
9th10.8%8.2%9.6%17.8%13.9%16.0%
11th10.6%20.9%15.4%18.3%28.9%23.3%
All Grades9.3%11.3%10.3%15.8%14.5%15.2%
Wadena County8th3.8%2.1%2.8%4.4%5.6%5.0%
9th3.8%9.0%6.2%17.2%22.8%20.0%
11th8.6%6.3%7.6%21.9%24.3%23.1%
All Grades5.4%5.3%5.4%13.2%16.2%14.7%
Waseca County8th5.1%6.3%5.6%20.0%15.0%17.6%
9th3.0%6.6%4.9%28.7%31.0%29.9%
11th9.6%9.9%9.8%29.4%40.0%33.8%
All Grades5.7%7.5%6.6%25.5%26.9%26.2%
Washington County8th5.5%7.6%6.6%14.5%11.4%13.0%
9th12.8%11.7%12.3%20.7%16.3%18.6%
11th21.3%26.2%23.7%35.2%30.7%32.9%
All Grades13.0%14.4%13.7%22.4%18.8%20.6%
Watonwan County8th5.9%2.9%4.1%8.0%0.0%4.3%
9th7.4%11.6%9.5%20.4%9.1%14.4%
11th24.1%18.0%21.2%13.5%10.4%11.8%
All Grades12.1%10.1%11.0%14.0%6.9%10.3%
Wilkin County8th8.8%2.6%5.6%7.7%3.7%5.7%
9th7.9%2.1%4.7%**12.2%
11th27.5%8.3%20.3%**35.6%
All Grades15.2%3.6%9.5%22.9%11.7%17.0%
Winona County8th4.9%1.9%3.4%14.8%9.6%12.1%
9th12.9%7.1%10.0%9.4%18.2%13.8%
11th14.4%19.0%16.7%18.0%7.8%13.4%
All Grades10.8%9.2%10.0%14.2%11.4%12.8%
Wright County8th4.8%3.4%4.1%10.1%9.0%9.5%
9th10.0%9.2%9.6%18.5%13.4%16.0%
11th18.9%20.5%19.7%28.4%28.2%28.3%
All Grades10.8%10.7%10.7%18.5%15.7%17.1%
Yellow Medicine County8th3.3%2.3%2.7%14.6%9.5%12.2%
9th5.3%2.3%3.7%13.5%5.1%9.9%
11th9.4%5.9%7.6%**11.7%
All Grades6.0%3.3%4.5%14.8%7.6%11.2%

Data Source: Minnesota Student Survey (MSS)

Description: The MSS is a confidential and anonymous self-administered survey given to students attending Minnesota public, charter and tribal schools. From 1995 to 2010, the survey was administered to students in 6th, 9th, and 12th grades. New in 2013, the survey was administered to students in 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades. Trend data are now only available for 9th graders, and only for survey questions that did not change. Most schools elect to participate in the survey; in 2013, this included 84% of public schools in Minnesota.

Although the data are not presented here, the survey is also administered to area learning centers, juvenile correction facilities and private schools electing to participate.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Education

Geographic Level: State, Region, and County

Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.

Frequency: Data collected and reported every three years

Characteristics: The results of the MSS are also available at a county level. Data Privacy requirements mandate that data is presented in a manner such that no individual student can be identified through the presentation of the results. As part of the Data Privacy practices, the results are also presented in a manner that no individual school district could be identified through the results. Therefore, for counties that have only one school district, the results are not presented. Results are also withheld for counties in which the minimum number for student participation was not met.

The MSS is a “census” of schools, not a sample. The school districts get their own data. Fifth-graders were not asked all substance use questions. Some school districts do not participate, and student participation within the school district can vary widely. These data are self-reported.