Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Siskiyou CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School36.5%34.1%32.3%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)25.9%25.4%17.0%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.4%1.6%0.1%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.2%1.7%1.0%S
Had to Work0.1%0.0%2.0%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.6%0.8%1.1%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.5%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%0.6%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.1%0.0%1.3%S
Was Suspended0.0%0.2%0.0%S
Other Reason14.5%10.5%10.8%S
Two or More Reasons19.7%25.7%33.3%S