Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Mendocino CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School46.5%40.3%32.3%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)25.1%24.8%23.3%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.4%1.9%0.0%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.4%1.7%3.6%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.3%0.9%1.4%S
Had to Work0.1%0.0%0.0%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.4%2.2%0.1%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.4%1.3%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.4%0.0%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.3%0.1%1.9%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.9%0.2%2.2%S
Was Suspended0.4%0.0%0.0%S
Other Reason11.0%11.1%9.7%S
Two or More Reasons12.0%16.0%24.0%S