Palo Alto Unified School District administers the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) every other year at grades 5, 7, 9 and 11. The CHKS is the largest statewide survey of resiliency, protective factors, and at risk behaviors in the nation and has led to a better understanding of the relationship between students' health behaviors and academic performance. The CHKS is acknowledged as a critical component of school improvement efforts to help guide the selection and development of effective health and prevention programs. For more information visit CHKS.

Palo Alto Unified School District utilizes CHKS to inform policies, practices and programs at grades 5, 7, 9 and 11. The District and community are committed to continuing efforts to support student health and safety at all levels. District and school reports are included below.

District & School Survey Questions & Reports

District Main Reports: 

Main Reports by School Site:

Elementary Survey

The single (non-modular) elementary school survey is built around CHKS Core and Resilience & Youth Development items. The elementary survey contains many of the same or similar items as the middle school version, so that cross-survey comparisons can be made. For these items, the wording is simpler and developmentally appropriate.

Middle School & High School Survey

The Core Module assesses student attitudes, behaviors, and experiences related to school and learning. It includes questions in four priority areas: school climate, resiliency, protective factors, and risk behaviors. CDE requires that districts administer the complete Core Module at least every other year to maintain the integrity of the longitudinal district, county, and statewide CHKS data system.

CHKS Withdrawal Forms