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California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)

PUSD administers the CA Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) to students annually. The CHKS surveys 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th graders on a broad range of key learning and health-related indicators that are used to collect student data on attitudes, behaviors, and experiences related to school and learning. School connectedness, developmental supports and opportunities, safety, violence and harassment, substance use, and physical and mental health are some of the key areas assessed by the survey.

The CHKS can be used as a tool to identify areas of student and school strengths and weaknesses, and address related needs. The CHKS is a comprehensive data-driven decision-making process used to guide efforts toward improving school climate, learning supports and engagement as well as identifying and increasing the quality of effective health, prevention, and youth development programs.

You may examine the questionnaires through the following links: