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Glimpse into the lives of young people in your community

Since 1995, the KCTC Student Survey has asked 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders important questions about their school, community, family, and peers. Free and anonymous, the survey provides insights on the behaviors and opinions of the young people living in your area.
1 in 10 youth drank alcohol in the past 30 days
Top 3 Substances include Alcohol, Vaping, and marijuana
1 in 25 teens used marijuana in the past 30 days
1 in 5 children experience bullying at school
1 in 4 teens experience cyberbullying
1 in 5 students are bullied at school
Depression KCTC 2022
Thoughts of Suicide KCTC 2022

What does the KCTC Student Survey cover?

The focus of the student survey is on health risk behaviors, social-emotional development, and identifying predictors of problematic and positive behavior.

Topics covered in the KCTC Student Survey

  • Support at school 
  • Alcohol use
  • Tobacco use
  • Drug use
  • Vaping
  • Depression/suicide
  • Bullying

How the survey benefits communities

Overall, the goal is to identify the factors that increase the risk of a problem developing for students, and then find ways to reduce the risk. With the information gathered in the survey, districts and communities get an accurate assessment of their students’ needs.

See what’s happening in your area

Parents helping children with schoolwork

The survey gives you insight into the behaviors of students in your community. In addition to being able to access statewide data, you can look at the results specific to where you live. Just expand the menu and select the links to see what students are saying in your county.

View the Survey

Summary – Survey, Modules, Format, Languages

Core Survey

KCTC Student Survey – Core Survey ‐ English | Spanish

Optional Modules

Districts may elect to include any of the following sets of questions which are not included in the core survey.

Depression Suicide ‐ English | Spanish

Family Domain ‐ English | Spanish

Demographics for Gender Identity ‐ English | Spanish

Demographics for Sexual Orientation ‐ English | Spanish

About the Survey

Survey Benefits

Survey benefits for your community and school – Video

Parent/Guardian Informed Consent PDFEnglishSpanish

Parent Information Postcard PDF

What Students are Saying in Your County

What are kids in my County saying?

County Data

View your county’s “Community Report” 

Sample Report

Community Report SAMPLE

Need help interpreting your data? 

Check out these videos for a quick tutorial