The School Health Index (SHI) is a self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs.
The SHI was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in partnership with school administrators and staff, school health experts, parents, and national nongovernmental health and education agencies to
Enable schools to identify strengths and weaknesses of health and safety policies and programs.
Enable schools to develop an action plan for improving student health, which can be incorporated into the School Improvement Plan.
Engage teachers, parents, students, and the community in promoting health-enhancing behaviors and better health.
The SHI is based on CDC’s research-based guidelines for school health programs, which identify the policies and practices most likely to be effective in reducing youth health risk behaviors.
North East Independent School Districts completes this assessment bi-annually.