Washington State Healthy Youth Survey

Summary: Healthy Youth/CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Healthy Youth Survey

Our school is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2021. The survey will be 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. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.

Schools will be administering the survey online this year. No privacy issues were identified in the E-survey pilot conducted in 2019. This year, schools and districts are being instructed to disable any recording, keystroke tracking, and video capture software on school-issued devices used to take the survey.

Please read the Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.

Youth Risk Behavior Survey

Our school is also participating in the CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) during fall 2021. The YRBS survey will be given to a sample of students in 9-12 grade as a paper survey. The survey includes questions related to nutrition, physical activity, injuries, substance use, sexual behaviors, 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. Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous. Please read the YRBS Parent and Student Notification Letter for more information about the survey.