Preventing and Reducing Risk BehaviorsTop of Page


Every two years the California Department of Education (CDE) requires school districts to conduct the California Healthy Kids Survey to assist schools in preventing youth health-risk behaviors and to promote positive youth development, resilience, and well-being.

Two surveys are completed: elementary students in Grade 5 and secondary students in grades 7, 9 and 11 are surveyed to yield the developmentally appropriate data schools need to guide the implementation of health, prevention, and youth development programs.

A thorough understanding of the scope and nature of the youth behaviors is essential to guide decision-making in developing effective prevention, health, and youth development programs. It is also essential for raising public awareness and fostering program support. The program is intended to send a positive message to students, schools, and communities about the importance of healthy behaviors and environments that foster well-being. The overall intent of the California Healthy Kids Survey is to help school communities understand the many positive traits of their schools and students and to encourage them to seek ways to help students in need to become more competent.

Elementary Top of Page

The Elementary survey incorporates the following SDFSCA indicators that CDE has identified for grade 5:
• lifetime use of cigarettes and marijuana
• school safety
• caring relationships, high expectations and opportunities for meaningful participation in
the school environment
• school connectedness

It also collects data on the following factors related to health risks:
• out-of-school safety
• adult supervision
• body image
• eating habits
• exercise
• television watching

California Healthy Kids Survey 2015-2016 results coming Spring 2016 - Elementary


Both the elementary and secondary surveys can be accessed through the link below. The Elementary Module will be used for the 5th grade students.  Module A Core will be used for the 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students.  These modules are required by the State of California and the other modules are optional.  We will NOT be administering any of the optional modules.

Click here to view the California Healthy Kids Survey Elementary for 2015 - 2016 - English
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Click here to view the California Healthy Kids Survey Elementary for 2016 - 2016 - Spanish.






SecondaryTop of Page

The Secondary survey includes the following elements:
  • Achievement
  • Positive School Climate
  • Caring Relationships, High expectations, and Opportunities to Participate in Meaningful Activities
  • Alcohol & Other Drugs
  • Tobacco

Both the elementary and secondary surveys can be accessed through the link below. The Elementary Module will be used for the 5th grade students.  Module A Core will be used for the 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students.  These modules are required by the State of California and the other modules are optional.  We will NOT be administering any of the optional modules.

Click here to view the California Healty Kids Survey Middle School for 2015 - 2016 English
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Click here to view the California Healty Kids Survey Middle School for 2015 - 2016 Spanish.


Click here to view the California Healty Kids Survey High School for 2015 - 2016 English.
Click here to view the California Healty Kids Survey High School for 2015 - 2016 Spanish.


California Healthy Kids Survey 2015-2016 results coming Spring 2016 - Secondary