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California Healthy Kids Survey

The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an anonymous, confidential survey of school climate and safety, student wellness, and youth resiliency. The survey is administered to students in grades five, seven, nine, and eleven provide data to improve the school learning environment, academic achievement, and the health and wellbeing of our youth. It includes questions on the supports provided to children; school connectedness, climate, and safety; and risk factors such as violence and substance use.

Student participation is voluntary and anonymous. Your child does not have to take the survey.  No names or any other identifying information is connected to the answers except for the name of the school.
 
The CHKS is a companion tool to the California School Staff  Survey (CSSS) for staff and the California School Parent Survey (CSPS) for parents. Together, they form the California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey (Cal-SCHLS) System.
 
If you wish to view the student surveys, you may do so by clicking on the corresponding links below:
Parent Consent

Parent Consent

The survey will be administered to students in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11. Please keep in mind that Parent Consent is required for student participation:
  • 5th Graders: Your child does not have to take the survey. Participation is voluntary and requires parent permission.
    • Fill out the Active Parental Consent Form in English or Spanish for all 5th grade students. 
  • 7, 9, and 11 Graders: Your child does not have to take the survey. If you do not want your child to participate, you must notify your school principal.
    • Fill out the Passive Parental Consent Form in English or Spanish for all 7, 9, and 11th graders.
 
Previous Surveys

Previous Surveys

District and county reports from every administration of the California Healthy Kids Survey in California schools since Fall of 2007. Reports are posted in November of each year for the previous year’s surveys. Search for previous year's surveys.