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California Healthy Kids Survey

The California Healthy Kids Survey (C.H.K.S.) is a comprehensive student data collection that addresses school climate, health risks and behaviors, and youth resiliency. This anonymous assessment is recommended for students in grades 5, 7, 9, and 11. Fifth-grade parents will need to opt their child into the survey; Middle school and high-school parents will have the option to opt their child out of the survey. It is focused on the five most important areas for guiding school and student improvement:

  • Student Connectedness, Learning Engagement/Motivation, and Attendance;
  • School Climate, Culture, and Conditions;
  • School Safety, including Violence Perpetration and Victimization/Bullying;
  • Physical and Mental well-being and Social-Emotional learning; and
  • Student Support, including Resilience-promoting Developmental Factors (caring relationships, high expectations, and meaningful participation).

NMUSD utilizes this data to serve as a resource and a self-reflection tool for our Local Control Accountability (LCAP). As the second Board Priority is to expand whole-child support, the information obtained through this survey informs how the district can better address student wellness as well as the culture and climate of our schools. 

More information can be found on the California Healthy Kids Survey (C.H.K.S.) website.  Below you will find links to the Core survey questions, along with the supplemental modules selected by NMUSD:



If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school’s Principal.  You may also contact Jennifer Pina, Coordinator of Student Services, at (714) 424-8963 or