Guidance for Students

Post-School Survey Guide for Students and Families

What is the Post-School Survey?

  • The survey is a phone call from your former school district.
  • It gathers information about what you have been doing in the year after leaving high school.

Why is this information important?

  • It gives schools an opportunity to reconnect with you and see how you are doing.
  • It helps schools know how they can better prepare students for the future.

When and how will I be contacted?

  • A former teacher, secretary, or other staff member call you between June 1 and November 1.
  • It will take about 15 minutes.

What kinds of questions will I be asked?

  • Questions about work:
    • Are you working? If so, where? How long?
    • How many hours? How much do you get paid? Who do you work with?
  • Questions about education and agency connections:
    • Are you going to school? If so, where? How long?
    • Have you contacted any agencies for support?

How do I prepare for the survey?

  • Provide your teacher with a reliable way to reach you next year (phone, email, text).
  • Make sure you or someone in your family knows the following information:
    • The number of hours you work at your job (or the last job you had).
    • How much you earn (or earned) per hour.
    • The name of your school or training program (if you are enrolled in one).
    • The names of any agencies you have contacted after high school.

What is done with my information?

  • Your information is kept confidential.
  • It is summarized into reports about the post-school outcomes of students throughout Washington.
  • Your answers help schools learn how they can better prepare students for life after high school.

Can I see the reports?

For additional information:

Download the complete Post-School Survey Student and Family Guide:

Download a printer-friendly handout: 

If you have further questions about the Post-School Survey, please contact your school district.