Every year, our schools participate in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey during the Fall. The survey is given to students in grades 6,8,10 and 12. The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities, and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks. Students have been taking the Healthy Youth Survey since 2002. The number of students has grown from only a few thousand students to over 230,000 a year!
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. There are no codes or information used to match a survey to a student. Families should review the information with their student and then decide if your student should participate. If you do not want your student to participate, please contact your student’s front office.