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California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS)


The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is an anonymous, confidential survey for use in Grades 5-12 that can help schools and districts accurately identify areas of local student health risks and behaviors, school connectedness, protective factors, and school violence. It provides a comprehensive, data-driven, decision-making process to guide efforts on improving the school climate and student learning environment, as well as identify and increase the quality of health, prevention, and youth development programs.


At the heart of the CHKS is 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.

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