Healthy District Assessment

The Florida Healthy School District Self-Assessment Tool is provided by the Florida Partnership for Healthy Schools, formerly known as the Coordinated School Health Partnership, in cooperation with Florida Action for Healthy Kids, Florida Association of District Superintendents and Florida Healthy Kids Corporation. Experts from state agencies, school districts, and community partners created the tool to assist districts in achieving the highest standards in infrastructure and the component areas of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Coordinated School Health model and the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. The self-assessment is based on district infrastructure, policy, programs and practices identified from national and state guidelines, best practices, and Florida statutes.

The tool is first and foremost a self-assessment and planning tool that will help districts determine where they are currently and what they might be able to do to remove health related barriers to learning and work toward recognition as a Florida Healthy District. You may find that it takes a few years to reach the level of recognition but the tool will help you see where you are currently and what you might be able to work on.

Florida Healthy School Districts are encouraged to include school superintendents, school boards, school administrators, component area experts, parents, and the School Health Advisory Committee in the assessment process.  Meeting the performance standards contained in this criterion will result in sustainable policies and practices at the district level that positively impact the health of students and staff.

Districts are recognized for two years, after which they will need to re-apply for recognition. There are three levels of recognition: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. A district may apply for a higher level of recognition after one year.  The award criteria levels are listed below.

Levels – Progress toward achievements is measured based on these percentages:

  • Bronze: 60% – 70%
  • Silver: 71% – 85%
  • Gold: 86% – 100%

* To be eligible for recognition your district needs to score at least 25% in each component.

Districts applying for the gold level must score 50% or above in each component area. 

Gold Level Documentation Information

  • There are a few identified gold level performance indicators from each component selected for districts to send in supporting documentation (see gold level documentation list link below).

  • If districts have recorded points for a particular gold level documentation performance indicator, they must send in supporting documentation. However, if no points were recorded in their self-assessment for an identified gold level performance indicator, no documentation is necessary.

  • Districts are not required to achieve all selected gold level performance indicators to qualify for gold status as long as the total score is 86% or over and the district's score doesn’t fall below 50% in any of the component areas.

Gold Level Documentation List

Each year a PDF version of the Self-Assessment tool is provided for district teams to use for planning. Below is the 2019-2020 Self-Assessment to use as a reference as your district begins to think about and prepare responses for the updated assessment. Annual Self-Assessment changes are highlighted.

In order to complete your Healthy District Self-Assessment you will need a user name and password. Please review the instructions below to learn how request a user name and how to complete your Healthy District Self-Assessment. The updated online assessment will open in February 17, 2020 and will close May 29, 2020.

To learn more about completing the assessment for future years, please review the resources below.

Note: Your user name will be your email address. Your password does not change from year to year.  If you can't remember your password, go to the website, click "sign in", enter your email address and click "I forgot my password" and it will be emailed to you. For first time users to request a password send an email containing your name, district and email address to Once you have received your password, you will click on the members tab, log in and then select assessment. 


Helpful Definitions:  

  • Performance Indicator – A measure that shows the degree to which a strategy has been achieved. An indicator provides information (either qualitative or quantitative) on the extent to which a policy, program, or initiative is achieving its outcomes
  • Policy – A policy is a formal statement of principles established by the district to guide and determine present and future decisions
  • Procedures – A set of established forms or methods for conducting the affairs of an organized body such as a business, club, or government. A series of steps taken to accomplish an end Examples: a medical procedure, evacuation procedures
  • Quality Improvement Process - A Quality Improvement (QI) Process is designed to provide an ongoing practice by which districts utilize objective measures to monitor and evaluate the quality of services. Examples might include required reports to the school district, state agencies (Annual School Health Services Plan) or funders; regular policy review; data related to professional development and curriculum review; other examples might include data collected and reviewed by the SHAC or Wellness Committee (Wellness Policy Evaluation). 
  • Standard – Model of authority or excellence that is established, well-known, or widely recognized

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