Georgia Student Health Survey

The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is a national leader in collection and analysis of school climate data through the implementation of its annual Georgia Student Health Survey (GSHS). This is an anonymous, statewide survey instrument developed by many divisions within the GaDOE and in collaboration with GA DPH and Georgia State University. The GSHS identifies safety and health issues that have a negative impact on student achievement and school climate. 

Age Groups


Specifically, grades 6-12. Age is not included in the dataset. 

Geographic Units


Data is also available by school system or individual school. 

Current Data Format

Comparable to National Dataset?

Yes - some substance abuse questions in line with SAMHSA

Data Owners

Georgia Department of Education

Strategic Data Need

Evaluating prevention project outcomes, assess trends in youth substance use and suicide behaviors 


Includes all Georgia public school students


Data is self-reported, does not include out-of-school youth or private school students, permission needed by agencies outside DOE to access numbers lower than 6


Georgia Student Health Survey (GSHS), Georgia Department of Education, Office of Whole Child Supports. 2008-2022. Available at