Youth Risk Behavior Survey


The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is a data-based decision-making resource that assesses local attitudes and student behaviors, identifying emerging issues before they become wide spread. Results can be compared with state and national trend data and shared with local non- profit and governmental organizations to develop community-wide response plans.

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The Wisconsin Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to monitor health-risk behaviors of the nation’s high school students. These behaviors, in turn, result in the most significant causes of both mortality and morbidity during youth and adulthood. The behaviors monitored by the Wisconsin YRBS include traffic safety; weapons and violence; suicide; tobacco use; alcohol and other drug use; sexual behavior; and diet, nutrition and exercise. CESA 6 provides the survey in a paper pencil format allowing it to be completed in a typical class period district wide. CESA 6 provides the reports, comparisons and trends for your leadership to utilize in their work with the district, school, community and parents.

CESA 6 Middle School Survey
CESA 6 High School Survey (new version: 2015-2017)
Script for Survey Administrators
Life Study Report for Winnebago County and Outagami County United Way Spelling - Outagamie

The pen and paper version is best used when you are looking to do a full census survey grades 6-8 or 9-12.

This service is being offered to provide school districts with local data on youth risk factors, as well as strengths of their students. The survey tool is the survey done for the State of Wisconsin. The state surveys a random sample of youth grade 9-12 every two years to obtain data that provides a statewide view of youth issues. The  High School state survey is done in conjunction with the National Center for Disease Control’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey that provides a snapshot of youth issues across the nation. This voluntary survey will provide the district:

  • Perceptions data of risky behaviors
  • Local data on the eight priority areas:
    • Alcohol and Other Drug Use
    • Weapons and Violence
    • Suicide
    • Tobacco Use
    • Sexual Behavior
    • Diet, Nutrition and Exercise
    • Protective Assets
    • Traffic Safety
  • Trends in data
  • Comparison to state and national data


Time-Saving Strategies and Tips for Survey Administrators
Parent and Student Information for the Comprehensive Survey
Passive Parental Permission Form (Comprehensive Survey)
Script for Survey Administrators
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