2019 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)
This year the Buffalo Public Schools will once again be conducting the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for all students in grades 6-12. We appreciate you taking the time to complete this 40-minute survey. The survey is completely anonymous and confidential. Please answer each question openly and honestly. Any questions you may have ask your teacher. Click on the proper link below to access the survey.
Buffalo Public Schools Department of Health Related Services conducts a Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) every odd year, gathering information from Middle and High School students, with the aim of helping the district improve in reaching the goal of having students happy and healthy and looking forward to their future, and you will be helping all other students in the district as well.
Why the Youth Risk Survey is being taken?
There are many benefits of collecting this type of data from Buffalo Public School students, particularly to identify (by school, by age, by sex, for example) areas of greatest need for health programs and services. This data will assist the District and your school’s Whole Child Well- Being Team in creating programs that address the needs of student and families they serve as well as in monitoring progress toward achieving health objectives and improved academic outcomes.
The BPS Whole Child Advisory Board, its standing whole child health committees, Parent Congress health committees and school community partners can review the data; compare Buffalo’s data with other local student data and existing resources, and research potential approaches to meet unaddressed needs. These committees, with participation of board members, staff, families and community agencies and individuals, will make recommendations to the Board in an advisory capacity based on their research.
→PARENTS/FAMILIES: Please CLICK HERE to download the YRBS Parent Letter.
Please use the links below to access the 2019 BPS Youth Risk Behavior Survey: