School Bullying Reports in Schools Across Mass.
Data from the Department of the Education shows the top 10 schools in Massachusetts with the most bullying reports during the 2017-2018 school year. Data also shows how many students in Boston-area schools were disciplined for bullying during the 2017-2018 school year.
Nearly 15 percent of Massachusetts high school students were bullied on school property in 2017, and almost 14 percent were bullied online, according to the CDC High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey -- but the 2,031 reported cases in the 2017-18 school year suggest that few of those cases are being flagged to school officials and that they are acting on fewer than 1 percent of the total reported to the CDC.
State Department of Education data shows few students in Boston-area school districts are being suspended or removed from the classroom for bullying.
* Boston: 56,325 total students, 29 disciplined
* Lowell: 15,615 total students, 19 disciplined
* Braintree: 6,026 total students, 1 disciplined
* Brookline: 8,027 total students, 2 disciplined
* Cambridge: 7,246 total students, 14 disciplined
* Haverhill: 7,991 total students, 17 disciplined
* Lawrence: 15,276 total students, 56 disciplined
* Andover: 6,088 total students, 7 disciplined
* Newton: 13,270 total students, 6 disciplined
* Quincy: 9,892 total students, 1 disciplined
* Somerville: 5,013 total students, 9 disciplined
* Watertown: 2,714 total students, 4 disciplined
Here are the districts with the most reported bullying incidents in the 2017-18 school year.
* Boston: 178 reports
* Fall River: 116 reports
* Springfield: 89 reports
* Central Massachusetts SPED Collaborative: 68 reports
* Lawrence: 61 reports
* Worcester: 56 reports
* Plymouth: 52 reports
* Somerville: 36 reports
* Framingham: 32 reports
* New Bedford: 30 reports
SOURCE: MASS. DEPT. OF EDUCATION