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Student Assessments


California Healthy Kids Survey

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.

Surveys are administered in grades 5, 6, 7, 9 and 11.  We use the survey results to determine how to best support our students as it relates to health, wellness and safety. 

The middle and high school surveys contain different questions than the 5th grade survey.  This year, CDE has also requested that our middle and high school students also take a supplemental survey that specifically targets a specific at-risk indicator.

To see the specific questions posed in a particular survey, select the grade level below that you would like to view. 


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


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


As part of our Youth Master Plan Development, in the spring of 2023, students were surveyed to capture their assessment of youth programs and their engagement. The survey is completely anonymous. The survey includes questions that measure how successfully we promote youth development supports and opportunities in our district. Based on the findings, we will have a better sense of engagement in our youth centered programs and can make improvements based on these findings.