Digging Deeper

Are you interested in learning more about CVSD data, how we compare to other Vermont school districts, where are weaknesses are and how we've improved? 

Our best source of local information is the Youth Behavior Risk Survey.

Every other year, since 1993, the Health Department and the Agency of Education(link is external) sponsor the Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS).

The YRBS was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(link is external) in 1990 to monitor priority health risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death, disease, injury and social problems among youth. These behaviors, often established during childhood and early adolescence, include:

  • Behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence
  • Physical activity
  • Nutrition
  • Weight status
  • Tobacco use
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Sexual behaviors

The survey is part of a larger effort to help communities increase the resiliency of young people by reducing high risk behaviors and promoting healthy behaviors. Vermont collects student responses every two years from nearly every high school and middle school in the state.


You can find information about CVSD (formerly Chittenden South Supervisory Union) here.