NYSDOH Student Weight Status Category Reporting (SWSCR)
2022 -2023 Student Weight Status Category & Health Conditions Surveys are now available on the HERDS/School Survey and are due Tuesday, January 31, 2023!
Please direct questions about weight status (BMI) reporting to Sherry Brown, Bureau of Chronic Disease Evaluation & Research,
New York State Department of Health at email: email@example.com or phone 518-473-7817.
Student Weight Status Category reports for selected schools are due annually in January.
Reports are based on health exams received in the previous school year.
Remember to use data from last school year's (2021-2022) physicals when reporting.
Identifies which public schools were selected to report Weight Status Category information for the current school year. 50% of all public schools are surveyed each year.
BOCES, Charter, Private, and 4201 designated schools are not required to report WSC data.
Provides information on how to assign roles and how the person assigned to the role of School District Nurse or Data Reporter can enter and submit data for their school district. Provides Health Commerce System (HCS) Portal access link to submit data.
Provides online User Account Guide to the Health Commerce System with pictorial directions to obtaining a user account online. Also includes online password and user ID reset guides.
Provides sample passive parent notification form which may be placed on district websites and sample follow up letters to health care providers who omitted WSC or health conditions information on the students health exam.
Provides an overview of the amendments to NYS Education Law in 2007 and a summary of frequently asked questions. NOTE: These FAQs are currently being updated.
NYS Weight Status Data Reporting and Obesity Statistics
Student Weight Status Data
Beginning in 2010, all data reported through the Student Weight Status Category Reporting System has been released by Health Data New York. Prior to 2010, data from SWSCR was released through the printable report and continue to be incorporated into reports released to the public. These reports are accessible through web links posted on this linked page.
The Student Weight Data Explorer
This dashboard reports data on overweight and obesity by school districts, counties, and regions of the state. It includes tools that provide comprehensive data on an individual school district or allow you to compare multiple districts, and multiple counties, and review statewide and regional trends. Schools can use this data to determine health, education, and fitness goals, and apply for grant funding.
NYSDOH Information For Action # 2019-02
The report provides information that NYS obesity rates are decreasing among elementary school students but on the rise among middle and high school students.