Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Arlington County has been conducting the Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) since 2001. It is an anonymous, voluntary survey administered to students in grades 6-12 in randomly selected classes in all Arlington Public School (APS) middle and high schools. The survey helps to inform the community about the important factors impacting the wellbeing of youth and families in our community.
From 2001-2013 the survey was given to grades randomly sampled classrooms in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12. Starting in 2017 the survey was given to sampled classrooms of students in grades 6th-12th. Therefore, trend reports presented here contain even grades only for consistency.
Some questions are changed from year to year and therefore trend information is not available for each and every question.
Trend data by topic areas can be found below:
- Alcohol Use
- Drug Use
- Family, School and Community
- Marijuana Use
- Mental Wellness
- Physical Activity
- Tobacco Use
Additional information about the survey can be found online at: https://apcyf.arlingtonva.us/youth-risk-behavior-survey/