The Reshaping Texas interactive maps utilize FITNESSGRAM® data collected by Texas schools. The maps allow users to compare Body Mass Index (BMI) data across school districts and selected grade levels. More than 1.8 million Texas students received BMI assessments in 2013, with nearly one in three students falling in the High-Risk Zone.
Mapping BMI in Texas
This map provides a snapshot of the FITNESSGRAM® BMI results by Texas school districts in 2013. The darker districts have a greater share of students falling in the BMI High-Risk Zone. The map is an optimal resource for mobile users. Simply click on a district to quickly access BMI results.
- Color-Coded For Quick Interpretation
- Mobile-Device Friendly
Mapping BMI: A Comprehensive Look at Texas
For a more comprehensive view of BMI results in school districts, click on the detailed interactive mapping tool. Users can access BMI results by district and selected grade levels and also examine an area’s socioeconomic characteristics, such as median household income and economically disadvantaged student levels. Please refer to the Getting Started Guide for ways to navigate and gain insights from this map.
- Detailed BMI data
- Socio-economic Layers
- District FAST Rating
We welcome the assistance of researchers, school administrators and concerned citizens in this important effort. Let us know how you're using the FITNESSGRAM® mapping tool on our share page.
Developed by The Cooper Institute in 1982, FITNESSGRAM® is a youth fitness assessment and reporting program. In school year 2008, the Texas Education Agency implemented the FITNESSGRAM® in public schools in response to a new legislative requirement that school districts must assess annually the physical fitness of Texas third through twelfth grade students.
For further analysis, definitions and data limitations related to FITNESSGRAM BMI testing, see About the FITNESSGRAM®.