Research: Sleep Habits of Holliston Middle and High School Students

According to the 2014 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data, on an average night:
  • 57% of female students at the Robert Adams Middle School get 8 or more hours of sleep
  • 71% of male students at the Robert Adams Middle School get 8 or more hours of sleep
  • 25% of female students at Holliston High School get 8 or more hours of sleep
  • 39% of male students at Holliston High School get 8 or more hours of sleep
  • Breakdown by grade:
    • 72% of 7th graders get 8 or more hours of sleep
    • 54% of 8th graders get 8 or more hours of sleep
    • 38% of 9th graders get 8 or more hours of sleep
    • 36% of 10th graders get 8 or more hours of sleep
    • 28% of 11th graders get 8 or more hours of sleep
    • 17% of 12th graders get 8 or more hours of sleep
According to more recent student survey conducted in January 2017, by the Superintendent’s Task Force on Student Stress, students reported that on average, they sleep:

       Robert Adams Middle School  Holliston High School
 less than 4 hours of sleep/night 1.4% 6.1%
 4-5 hours of sleep/night 5.3%  10.0%
 5-6 hours of sleep/night 9.7% 22.9%
 6-7 hours of sleep/night 22.6% 31.8%
 7-8 hours of sleep/night  33.0% 23.1%
 8-9 hours of sleep/night 23.4% 5.5%
 9 or more hours of sleep/night 4.6% 0.0%

Finally, for the period August 2016 through December 2016, the average number of students who were officially logged as tardy was 28 per day at Holliston High School (3.5% of the school population) and 20 per day at the Adams Middle School (3.0% of the school population).




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