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California School Climate, Health, and Learning Survey


California School Climate, Health, and Learning Surveys (CalSCHLS)

 California School Climate, Health and Learning Survey system (CalSCHLS) is a comprehensive state effort to provide local school   communities with their own data.

  • The survey system consists of three interrelated surveys: The CA Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), The CA School Staff Survey (CSSS) , and the CA School Parent Survey (CSPS)
  • MDUSD values the survey data for addressing the needs of students, improving the learning and teaching conditions, and addressing LCAP requirements.

 California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS) - The CHKS is focused on the five most important areas for guiding   school and student improvement (for students in grades 5, 7, 9, 11 and all students at credit recovery sites.)   Students will take the survey online covering:

  • student connectedness, learning engagement/motivation, and attendance;
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  • school climate, culture, and conditions;
  • school safety, including violence perpetration and victimization/bullying;
  • physical and mental well-being and social-emotional learning; and
  • student supports, including resilience-promoting developmental factors (caring relationships, high expectations, and meaningful participation).

 California School Staff Survey (CSSS) 

  • provides comparison data to the questions and constructs asked students in the CHKS
  • addresses the working environment and conditions, including staff relationships (collegiality),
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    organizational expectations and norms, and meaningful participation in decisions;
  • encapsulates the scope and nature of existing student supports, programs, and services (e.g., discipline, counseling, health, and prevention); and
  • assesses parent supports and involvement.

 California School Parent Survey (CSPS) - Parent involvement is a Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)   State priority. This short survey provides a means to confidentially obtain:

  • parent perceptions about the school's learning environment;
  • school climate;
  • student supports; and
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  • parent outreach and involvement efforts (e.g., how welcoming, communicative).
  • data on the scope and nature of parent involvement at the school (relationships, activities) and in the child's education in general
2021-2022 Sample Surveys

Elementary Schools:

Middle Schools:

High Schools:

Parent/Guardian Survey

Parent/Guardian Survey (for Horizons students)

School Staff Survey

School Staff Survey (Horizons only)

Survey Data

2021-2022 School Year Data

2019-2020 School Year Data

2017-2018 School Year Data

2015-2016 School Year Data

  • 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


Linda Pete
Assistant Director, Student Services
(925) 682-8000 x6282