Student Health Surveys
Seattle Public Schools has released data from the 2012 Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the 2012 Healthy Youth Survey (links to surveys are shown below). Student participation in these surveys is completely voluntary and anonymous. Parents are notified about the survey and given the option to withdraw their student from participation. The surveys are used to:
· Learn the prevalence of health-related behaviors among students
· Evaluate or improve existing school programs, projects, and school health education programs
· Support modifying or creating new policies that promote health
· Track progress toward meeting school health and health promotion program goals
· Understand the school climate
· Contribute to the School Improvement Planning process
These surveys are given without using any Seattle Public Schools monies. The Youth Risk Behavior Survey is funded by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Adolescent and School Health. The Healthy Youth Survey is sponsored by Washington State Department of Health, DSHS Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and other state agencies.
LINK: Key Findings from the 2012 Student Surveys
LINK: Survey FAQ’s
Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS): This information only represents SPS; the State of Washington does not participate in the survey. State-by-state data is available for national comparison on the CDC website.
LINK: 2012 Summary Tables for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
LINK: 2012 Detailed Tables for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
LINK: 2010 Summary Tables for the Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Healthy Youth Survey (HYS): The following reports contain data from SPS and Washington State.
LINK: 2012 HYS Survey, Grade 6
LINK: 2012 HYS Survey, Grade 8
LINK: 2012 HYS Survey, Grade 10
LINK: 2012 HYS Survey, Grade 12
LINK: 2010 HYS Survey, Grade 6
LINK: 2010 HYS Survey, Grade 8
LINK: 2010 HYS Survey, Grade 10
LINK: 2010 HYS Survey, Grade 12