Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Humboldt CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School42.1%35.5%27.2%14.9%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)25.2%24.4%20.2%15.5%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.1%0.0%0.0%0.2%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.6%0.8%0.7%1.9%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.9%1.0%1.4%2.4%
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.1%0.2%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.8%0.4%0.4%1.0%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.3%0.2%0.4%0.8%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.2%0.4%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.1%1.4%0.2%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.3%0.8%1.0%1.4%
Was Suspended0.2%0.3%0.5%2.0%
Other Reason11.2%12.1%11.8%7.8%
Two or More Reasons18.3%24.5%34.8%51.2%