Pennsylvania Youth Survey
The Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) is a biannual survey of students in grades 6,8,10, and 12. L-S, however, chooses to extend it to all students in grades 6-12. The survey is used to determine knowledge, attitudes and behavior toward problem behaviors such as drug and alcohol use, smoking, internet safety, texting while driving, and more. It is administered at school and is both voluntary and completely anonymous. PAYS is a primary tool in Pennsylvania’s prevention approach for public health concerns. Results allow schools and communities to address root causes of problems rather than only the symptoms, such as poor grades and attendance. Numerous research studies have shown this approach to be the most effective in helping youth develop into healthy, productive members of society.
Both the most recent Lampeter-Strasburg Pennsylvania Youth Survey and the Lancaster County Pennsylvania Youth Survey are available below for download/review. Please address any questions about the survey to Dr. Andrew Godfrey, Assistant Superintendent at (717) 464-3311 or Andrew_godfrey@l-spioneers.org.
Lampeter-Strasburg School District
1600 Book Rd., Lancaster PA 17602
Administration Building: 717-464-4699
Lampeter Elementary School: 717-358-1880
Hans Herr Elementary School: 717-509-0300
Martin Meylin Middle School: 717-509-0289
Lampeter-Strasburg High School: 717-509-0485