Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Gender and Grade Level

Year(s): 2013-2015

Amador CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School34.7%31.9%23.9%S51.5%39.0%33.8%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)34.3%34.2%16.1%S23.0%26.0%16.5%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry2.9%2.1%3.8%S1.0%3.7%2.6%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.4%1.0%2.4%S0.7%3.1%2.6%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.2%0.0%0.0%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%1.2%2.1%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.8%1.0%3.8%S1.0%0.0%0.6%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.9%2.6%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.5%0.0%S0.5%1.1%0.4%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%1.2%S0.0%1.0%2.9%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%0.9%1.9%S0.5%0.7%2.2%S
Was Suspended0.9%0.0%0.0%S1.1%0.3%0.0%S
Other Reason8.2%8.7%12.2%S14.5%11.5%10.8%S
Two or More Reasons15.8%19.8%34.8%S6.0%11.6%22.9%S