Secondary School Survey

This page highlights research products related to our annual surveys of secondary school administrators. To see products from other research activities, click on the "Research" tab above.

December 2014 Report

December 2014 Report

School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results. 2006-07 through 2012-13.

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Featured Research Product

School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results (Volume 5) 

This new report, released in January of 2015, examines the latest data on secondary school policies and practices relevant to nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention. The report shows trends and comparisons in policies and practices in effect from the 2006-07 school year through the 2012-13 school year. Findings are based on surveys of administrators at public middle and high schools. Considerable improvement in the food and beverage offerings in American public schools is documented here.

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Previous Reports

School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results (Volume 4)

This report shows trends and comparisons in policies and practices in effect from the 2006-07 school year through the 2011-12 school year.

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School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results (Volume 3)

This report shows trends and comparisons in policies and practices in effect from the 2006-07 school year through the 2010-11 school year.

Download March 2013 Report >


School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results (Volume 2)

This report shows trends and comparisons in policies and practices in effect from the 2006-07 school year through the 2009-10 school year.

Download July 2012 Report >


School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results (Volume 1)

This report examines secondary school policies and practices relevant to nutrition, physical activity and obesity prevention during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years. Findings are based on surveys of administrators at public middle and high schools. Being the first in the series, it provides a more comprehensive review and discussion of the issues than subsequent reports.

Download August 2011 Report >

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In 2006, Bridging the Gap began an ongoing, large-scale study to gather nationally representative data about school district policies and school practices relevant to childhood obesity.

 

- Learn more about our study of district wellness policies

- Learn more about our study of elementary school practices

Data

This file includes information in School Policies and Practices to Improve Health and Prevent Obesity: National Secondary School Survey Results (Volumes 1-5), as well as additional information not found in these reports. Data are presented by grade level (middle school or high school), and by race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status of the student body.

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Survey Instruments

These files provide the surveys sent to secondary school administrators from the 2006-07 to the 2012-13 school years.

Download 2007 survey >
Download 2008 survey >
Download 2009 survey >
Download 2010 survey >
Download 2011 survey >
Download 2012 survey >
Download 2013 survey >