Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Lassen CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School42.1%40.8%36.8%N/A
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)17.7%18.3%22.2%N/A
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.6%0.0%0.0%N/A
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.5%0.5%1.4%N/A
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.4%0.7%0.7%N/A
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend3.5%1.0%0.9%N/A
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.0%0.3%N/A
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.0%0.0%N/A
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.3%0.0%0.4%N/A
Was Suspended0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A
Other Reason13.3%16.0%8.8%N/A
Two or More Reasons20.4%22.8%28.6%N/A