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California Healthy Kids Surveys measure Student, Parent, & Staff perceptions of youth health, risk behavior, and resilience that informs our OUSD Social, Emotional, Learning (SEL) and positive school climate practices.


June 2016 News
2016  OUSD breaks all CHKS participation records!
We surveyed:
  • Parents and Caregivers of all schools K-12
  • All Certificated and Classified Staff K-12
  • All 5th grade through 12th grade students 
  Thank you for being part of the solution to make OUSD an outstanding school district!
The OUSD California Healthy Kids' Survey of 2016 shows teamwork and committment! 
What did we accomplish this year? 
62 Schools surpassed all 3 of their data collection participation goals! 
 in all, 33,444 surveys were collected from a possibility of 59,712 stakeholders = 56% of all parents, staff, & students
Parent Survey :     45% of OUSD Families took survey .... 16,523 of 37, 002
                                                                                                           (Goal 35%) 
Staff Survey :        91% of OUSD school site staff took survey .... 3013 of 3303 
                                                                                                                   (Goal 80%)  
Student Survey :   72% of OUSD students 5th through 12th graders took survey .... 13,908 of 19,407
                                                                                                                                                          (Goal 65%)  
                                                                               We collected more OUSD relevant data than ever before!  
 About this year's surveys:
  • Each survey and it's questions were designed specifically for OUSD's Pathway to Excellence Plan
  • New Parent Survey
  • New Staff Survey
  • New Student Surveys 
2014-15 Student Survey Questions: 
Special thanks to all parents, students and our hard working staff who have built a powerful set of data that measures the success of our Community Schools, Thriving Students, & Continuous Improvement driven initiatives. 

 Thank you all!

We want to hear what You Think!      
Data Driven Decision Making Steps:
1) WestEd, our state partner, tallies all of the parent, student, and staff entered data and returns it to us in raw form. 
2) Our RAD staff build our reports that school leaders utilize in the development of their site plans for 2016-17.
3) All OUSD departments meet in discussions over all OUSD comprehensive data sets including California Healthy Kids Data to allocate resources and devise strategies for Continuous Improvement. 
Our Surveys: 
Our Elementary, Secondary and Staff Surveys have been disigned to grab the data meaningful for Continuous Improvement of our Community Schools, Thriving Students, School District. 
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The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is a comprehensive youth risk behavior, resilience and positive school climate data collection service available to all California local education agencies (it is also available outside of California). It consists of a modular survey instrument tied to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Youth Risk Behavior Survey and to WestEd's California Student Survey, together with a full-service survey support system. Separate elementary, middle, and high school versions are taken.
Since 1999, an integrated CHKS statewide representative sample has replaced both the California Student Survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in California.
OUSD has administered the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) for over a decade. It is now our official District survey and our primary method of gathering feedback from students, staff, and parents in support of serving children.
California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) questions are so well aligned to our Strategic Plan and our goal to have Full-Service Community Schools in every neighborhood. Data will be used to steer the initiatives of the Strategic Plan and the development of Full-Service Community Schools. 


The California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) is given to students throughout the state of California, in every school district. It asks students about their health, their habits, and how they feel about being at school.


 OUSD 2013-14 data from February California Healthy Kids Administration
Who took the survey in Feb/Mar of 2014?  
2013-14 OUSD District Level California Healthy Kids Survey Participation:
Parent Survey ... 12,209     
(36,777 parent/guardians eligible) (18 languages)
Staff Survey ... 2300
(3049 staff eligible)
Student Survey ... 8328                        
(12,211 students eligible)  (5th graders 3072, 2441 7th graders, &  6698 HS students eligible)
Click to See 2013-14 OUSD Survey Questions                                                                           



Last Modified on June 9, 2016