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See How Much Bullying Is Reported at Greenwich Village and SoHo Schools

By Danielle Tcholakian | September 14, 2015 8:36am
 Use DNAinfo's interactive map to how many bullying incidents were reported by Village and SoHo schools.
Use DNAinfo's interactive map to how many bullying incidents were reported by Village and SoHo schools.
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GREENWICH VILLAGE — DNAinfo New York created an interactive map showing how much bullying was reported at each of the city's approximately 1,700 public schools.

The map uses information provided by two state databases. VADIR — Violent and Disruptive Incident Reporting — is required by federal law, and analyzes data to determine when schools need to be placed on a "persistently dangerous" list. DASA was created under the Dignity for All Students Act specifically to target bias-based bullying and cyberbullying.

Village and SoHo elementary schools — P.S. 41, P.S. 3 and P.S. 130 — reported no incidents of bullying to either database in 2014.

The neighborhood's high schools varied, and include an additional piece of information. Students in grades 6 through 12 are given a questionnaire to complete, reporting how bad bullying is at their school.

Legacy School for Integrated Studies, which closed permanently in 2015, reported three VADIR incidents and zero to the DASA database, yet 29 percent of students said bullying was a problem most or all of the time.

Harvest Collegiate High School, in the same building as Legacy, had 19 percent of its students in 2014 report that bullying was a frequent problem, and recorded four incidents in the VADIR database and three in DASA.

At Harvey Milk High School, the specialized school created for LGBT students (though non-LGBT students can and do attend), 3 percent of the student body reported persistent bullying in 2014. They had one incident according to the VADIR database, and zero according to DASA.

Check out the interactive below for these and other local schools.