Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

San Francisco CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School57.2%47.6%45.3%30.1%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)21.7%22.4%19.8%12.4%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.0%0.0%0.7%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.3%0.4%0.5%2.7%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.4%1.5%1.9%4.0%
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.4%0.3%1.1%0.0%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.0%0.6%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.7%0.9%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.0%0.2%3.4%
Was Suspended0.1%0.0%0.4%0.9%
Other Reason10.4%12.9%9.1%8.3%
Two or More Reasons9.2%14.1%20.2%37.6%