A California public school district has seen a surge of children and adolescents identifying as transgender and “nonbinary.”
A new survey found soaring numbers of trans-identified students at California’s Davis Joint Unified School District (DJUSD). According to a data analysis on Reality’s Last Stand, an average of 6% of surveyed DJUSD students identified as neither male nor female during the 2020-2021 school year. Given the nature of the survey question, this number did not include students who identified as the opposite sex.
“This floor estimate is nearly 4.3 times the national average, and 3 times California’s average,” the data analysis said.
According to a 2020-2021 Main Report of the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), 1,443 students in grades 7, 9, and 11 were surveyed for DJUSD secondary schools.
When asked, “What is your gender?” 6% of 7th graders, 5% of 9th graders, 7% of 11th graders, and 16% of students attending an alternative school (continuation, community day, etc.) answered that they were “nonbinary” or “something else” besides male or female.
When presented with the question, “Some people describe themselves as transgender when how they think…