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 the fall of even years from 2002-2018, students in 6th-12th grade answered questions about mental health, substance use, safety and violence, and related risk and protective factors. After a one-year postponement of the planned 2020 survey, the HYS has now shifted to an odd year administration (2021, 2023, 2025 etc.).

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, data dashboard, 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.

A brief report is now available with key information about the status of mental health among young people in our state. Read the latest on adolescent mental health! For more information on this report, contact the Child Health Data Communications Consultant Natalie Franz.

2023 Healthy Youth Survey

Registration for the 2023 HYS is underway! To register your school, learn more about the survey, or view results from prior years, please visit

Questions about the Healthy Youth Survey can be sent to:
Toll free: 877-HYS-7111