Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Monterey CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School43.1%40.6%25.2%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)26.3%25.3%22.8%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.2%0.1%0.0%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.7%0.7%0.4%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.0%1.4%1.4%S
Had to Work0.2%0.3%0.5%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.9%0.8%6.9%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.1%0.0%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.1%0.0%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.1%0.1%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.3%0.3%0.1%S
Was Suspended0.1%0.3%0.0%S
Other Reason11.9%10.4%10.6%S
Two or More Reasons15.1%19.6%31.9%S