2012 Ashland Adolescent Health Survey Results

2014 Ashland Adolescent Health Survey Results

Ashland Middle School: 494 students in grades 6-8 participated in the 2012 MWAHS, representing 93% of students.

Ashland High School: 665 students in grades 9-12 participated in the 2012 MWAHS, representing 93% of students.

Ashland Adolescent Health Survey
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The MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey (MWAHS) is a decade-long initiative of the MetroWest Health Foundation (MHF) to support efforts to improve the health of youth in the region. Beginning in 2006, the MWAHS has been administered every other year to middle and high school students in the region to monitor trends in health and risk behaviors and identify emerging health issues at the local and regional levels. 


Findings from the MWAHS are used by schools and communities to improve health education, inform prevention efforts, and set priorities for achieving a healthier youth population.


2012 was the first year that all 25 communities served by the MHF participated in the survey, with a total of over 40,000 students surveyed.  The survey was again conducted in 2014.


A summary of the results is shared below.  A full video of the 2014 results  can  be found here, A full video of the 2012 results presented by Ashland Middle School and High School principals can be found here.