Student Weight: Percent Obese by School District Map: 2010 -2012
The point map shows the obesity rate by grade level for public school districts in New York State, exclusive of New York City, from the Student Weight Status Category Reporting System (SWSCR). The initial view of the map is broken up into large geographic areas and displays the number of public school districts in each area. To drill down to a smaller geographic area, click directly on the area of the map or click the plus sign to zoom in on the map. The small blue dots represent school district offices, not the location of specific schools. Clicking on a dot will bring up a fly-out for that district, with information about the obesity rate, grade level, county, region and school years. You can click “next” on the fly-out to view the rate for all three grade levels (elementary, middle/high and district total). Please note that if the obesity rate value is blank on a given flyout, it means that obesity data for this school district and grade level could not be reported to the NYSDOH due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). For more information on FERPA, please refer to the Student Weight Overview document by clicking on the "About" tab. The map can be filtered by grade level by changing the options under the Filter tab. Removing the school district filter is not recommended. The map is based on data collected through the SWSCR. New York City public school districts, BOCES, charter, private and 4201 designated schools are exempt from reporting data to the SWSCR system.
For more information check out http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/obesity/statistics_and_impact/student_weight_status_data.htm, or go to the "About" tab