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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Siskiyou CountyPercent
FemaleMale
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School41.6%30.3%26.5%S53.1%34.9%34.2%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)34.3%30.7%18.8%S28.6%33.2%22.7%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.2%0.3%S1.4%0.2%0.2%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.0%1.0%1.0%S0.0%0.8%1.9%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.7%0.0%0.6%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.3%S1.5%1.1%0.0%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend2.4%1.2%0.0%S1.1%1.2%0.0%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.9%0.0%S0.0%1.1%0.0%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.1%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.7%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.2%0.0%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.4%0.0%2.2%S
Was Suspended0.0%0.9%0.0%S0.0%1.1%0.0%S
Other Reason6.7%10.6%4.5%S6.0%12.8%8.7%S
Two or More Reasons13.7%24.2%47.9%S7.9%13.5%30.2%S