California Healthy Kids Survey Information

The California Healthy Kids Survey is a biennial survey sponsored by the California Department of Education. The survey measures health-related behaviors and attitudes, and includes questions about diet and physical activity, use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and safety and violence. School districts are required to administer the survey, as it meets categorical program requirements. Survey results are used in assessing students need and in prevention program development. The CHKS needs to be administered to 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th graders. In the Vista Unified School District, all students in these grades will receive a parent consent form. Active parent consent will be required in grade 5, and passive parent consent will be utilized in grades 7, 9, and 11.


To view the surveys that will be used, select from appropriate links for the age of your child below. There is one section for elementary school children and four sections for Middle and High School students:


Elementary School Students: Bilingual Version

Middle School Students: English Version | Spanish Version

High School Students:
English Version: Core Module  Supplemental Module
Spanish Version: Módulo Principal

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