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California School Climate, Health, and Learing Survey

The Cal-Schls System is a comprehensive system of three interrelated surveys developed for and supported by the California Department of Education, for more information available at  cal-schls.wested.org

  1. The CA Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) for elementary and secondary students
  2. The CA School Staff Survey (CSCS)
  3. The CA School Parent Survey (CSPS)


    The Cal-Schls Survey System measures:

  • Student social-emotional health and competence
  • Positive interpersonal relationships among and between students, staff and parents
  • Opportunities for meaning participation, decision-making, and engagement
  • Student connectedness to school (belonging) and motivation
  • Student, teacher, and parental engagement
  • School supports for staff and parents
  • Parental involvement in school
  • Respect for diversity and equity
  • Academic mindset, expectations, and rigor
  • School safety (social-emotional and physical), violence and victimization (bullying)
  • Discipline and order: clarity of rules and expectations
  • Substance use, depression/suicide risk, and other mental and physical health risks
  • Physical environment and resources


    The Cal-Schls Survey System fits with LCAP because it provides data for four of eight state priorities:  school climate, pupil engagement, parent involvement, and facilities.


    California Healthy Kids Survey participants included a sampling of 5th graders from the following elementary schools:  Ayers, Cambridge, El Monte, Meadow Homes, Monte Gardens, Mountain View, Strandwood, Valhalla, Valley Verde, and Ygnacio Valley.  Click on the link to see the survey results. MDUSD Elementary Main Report 


    California Healthy Kids Survey participants included a sampling of 7, 9, and 11 graders from all middle school, high schools, and alternative/continuation schools.  Click on the link to see the survey results. MDUSD Secondary Main Report


    California School Staff Survey participants:  School staff from all schools except Eagle Peak Montessori.  Click on the link below to see the survey results. MDUSD School Staff Survey


    California School Parent Survey participants: parents from elementary schools that were sampled and all secondary schools.  Click on the link to see the survey results. MDUSD School Parent Survey


    Next comprehensive survey will be administered during the Fall of 2017 school year.