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Please use the following steps to access your district’s report:

  • Identify the person in the district who has access to the "Download-DE to District" button on the Iowa Education Portal
  • Have this person login to the Iowa Education Portal (
  • Under EdInfo, click on “Download – DE to District”

The Iowa Youth Survey is conducted by the Iowa Department of Public Health's Division of Behavioral Health in collaboration with the Iowa Department of Human Rights’ Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning and Statistical Analysis Center.

In the fall of 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016 students in the 6th, 8th, and 11th grades across the state of Iowa answered questions about their attitudes and experiences regarding alcohol and other drug use and violence, and their perceptions of their peer, family, school, and neighborhood/community environments. In 2008 the survey was administered online for the first time. The 2018 survey will also be online and will be conducted in October.

Iowa Youth Survey reports list responses to every question on the survey, providing total percentages and breakdowns by grade and gender. Reports in 2016 include trend data on several variables instead of separate trend reports.

Reports are available in the following categories:

  • State of Iowa
  • Counties
  • Judicial Districts
  • Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Planning Regions
  • Area Education Association Regions