Georgia Student Health Survey

  • To help improve our schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools students in grades 6-12 will participate in the Georgia Student Health Survey (GSHS), which is an anonymous and statewide survey instrument that covers topics such as school climate and safety, peer, and adult social support, bullying, mental health, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation.  

    Results from the GSHS will provide Gwinnett County Public Schools with valuable information regarding nonacademic barriers to student learning. 

    Here are key dates and valuable information regarding the survey: 

    • February 13-March 3: Student Survey is open for students in grades 6-12. This survey will be available in the Student Portal.
    • February 6-February 10: Parents may complete the Opt-Out process if they do not wish their student(s) to participate in the survey. Parents may use the Parent Portal to complete this process or send a written request to the schools to opt their student(s) out of this survey. 

    Learn more about the GSHS survey, review the GSHS Survey, and learn about the opt-out process if you do not wish for your student to participate.

GCPS Educational Effectiveness Surveys

  • A key improvement strategy calls on organizations to study the user experience. Therefore, it makes sense to include our students in the work we are doing to improve our schools as they are the primary user and beneficiary of what we do. The Educational Effectiveness Survey (EES) measures what students in grades 4-12 think about their school experience, asking about their school, practices that affect student learning, and how well their school is performing. The student survey will be available to Gwinnett County Public Schools’ students between January 19 and February 3.

    The student feedback collected from this survey will help our schools as they seek to better support the needs of each and every one of our students. This survey should take approximately 15 minutes for most students to complete. As part of our process, school district leaders wanted to make parents and caregivers aware of this survey, familiarize them with the questions students will be asked, and offer the opportunity for them to opt their child out of taking the survey.

    Click here to preview the survey questions.

    Click here for information on how to opt out if you do not want your child to participate in the EES Student Survey. You may complete this process online, using the GCPS Parent Portal, or provide the request in writing to your child’s school by Wednesday, January 18.


    Each year, to help improve our schools, Gwinnett County Public Schools collects feedback from our families, students, and staff members about their school experience. This year, the school district is giving Educational Effectiveness Surveys (EES) to get feedback on nine characteristics of high-performing schools. 

    Here are key dates and valuable information regarding the survey process for our families, students, and staff: 

    January 4-20, 2023: Staff Surveys are open. (An email was sent to each employee.) 

    January 19-February 3, 2023: Student Survey is open for students in grades 4-12. (This survey will be available in the Student Portal.) 

    February 28-March 10, 2023: Family Survey is open. (An email will be sent, via School Messenger, containing the link to the survey on February 28. The survey—available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese— will also be available in the Parent Portal.)