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WSCC - Data Collection

Colorado Department of Education (CDE) Health and Wellness Unit supports ongoing data collection efforts to measure trends in student health behavior and school-level health policies in partnership with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and other agencies. Two key data collection systems include Healthy Kids Colorado and SMART Source. 

 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey is the local name for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which is administered every other year with a sample of Colorado school to determine prevalence of health-risk behavior, protective factors, and trends. 

Healthy Kids Colorado Survey:


Colorado Healthy Schools Smart Source is an effort led by the Colorado Education Initiative (CEI), in partnership with the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment health-related policies and practices being implemented in Colorado schools. Colorado Healthy Schools Smart Source aims to reduce the burden on schools that are asked to participate in multiple data collection efforts related to health and wellness by better streamlining the data collection process and making the data available in a central location. State-level 2017-18 Smart Source data are now publicly available! Representing 677 schools (37% of schools in Colorado) and spliced in various ways, these data can help to inform important health and wellness initiatives in the state and in your community.

2017-18 Statewide Data

Data Snapshots

Data Tables

Download the following Excel spreadsheets to view 2017-18 Smart Source data.

Previous Years Data Reports

2015-16 Statewide Data

451 Colorado schools (25%) volunteered to participate in the 2015-16 Smart Source tool and for the first time in Colorado, there is information that tells us what schools are doing to comprehensively impact students’ health.

Data Tables

Download the following Excel spreadsheets to view 2015-16 Smart Source data.

*The district-size aggregate represents data combined within various district sizes, not individual district results.

Data Snapshots


For questions or more information, please contact:

Sarah Mathew
Phone: 303-866-6903