Healthy Youth Survey

The Healthy Youth Survey Provides Important Information About Adolescents

The Healthy Youth Survey (HYS) is a collaborative effort of the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Department of Health, the Health Care Authority's Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, and the Liquor and Cannabis Board.

The survey provides important information about youth in Washington. State, local, and Tribal public health agencies, county prevention coordinators, community mobilization coalitions, community public health and safety networks, and others use this information to guide policy and programs that serve youth.

In Fall 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, and 2018, students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12 answered questions about mental health, substance use, safety and violence, and related risk and protective factors. The scheduled 2020 survey was postponed to Fall 2021 to allow the HYS Planning Committee time to ensure the survey could be modified and distributed as effectively as possible in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021 Healthy Youth Survey

2021 Healthy Youth Survey results are now available on You may view the survey questionnaires for 2021 and all prior years, topical data fact sheets, frequency reports, and an online data analysis system for state and local level results. Recruitment information, registration status, administration materials, and other resources are also available online.

Questions about Healthy Youth Survey
Toll free: 877-HYS-7111