Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Plumas CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School29.1%29.6%25.4%N/A
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)34.9%19.6%16.7%N/A
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.8%0.0%1.9%N/A
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.0%0.0%2.7%N/A
Had to Work0.0%0.3%0.8%N/A
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend3.4%3.4%2.7%N/A
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.3%0.0%0.0%N/A
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%N/A
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%1.9%N/A
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%2.6%5.1%N/A
Was Suspended1.1%0.0%0.0%N/A
Other Reason17.6%23.8%18.2%N/A
Two or More Reasons11.8%20.6%24.6%N/A