Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Amador CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School36.8%34.4%29.0%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)28.0%24.5%23.4%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.2%0.0%0.0%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.4%0.5%0.4%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.3%0.8%3.1%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.3%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.1%2.3%0.0%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.5%1.7%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.2%0.1%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.4%0.7%0.3%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.8%0.0%1.1%S
Was Suspended0.0%0.0%0.1%S
Other Reason12.3%12.9%12.8%S
Two or More Reasons19.5%23.2%27.8%S