Since 1999, students attending McCall Middle School and Winchester High School have taken a Youth Risk Behavior Survey every two years. The anonymous survey is based largely on a national survey that was developed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the national Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey asks about the health behaviors of high school students. Specifically, the survey asks questions about nutrition, physical activity, injuries, tobacco, alcohol, and other drug use. It also asks about sexual behaviors that could lead to AIDS, other sexually transmitted diseases, and pregnancy. Winchester Public Schools most recently administered the survey in May 2017.
The information collected by this survey helps educators working in Winchester improve the school’s health education programs aimed at preventing and reducing health risks among our youth.
Question about the survey? Please contact Carolyn Troy, Administrator of Counseling, Health & Wellness for Winchester Public Schools at 781-721-7004.