Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Nevada CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School41.5%39.5%32.3%13.2%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)22.4%22.5%25.5%13.6%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.4%0.0%0.0%0.7%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.0%0.5%1.2%2.2%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.8%1.1%0.4%1.5%
Had to Work0.1%0.1%0.0%1.2%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.5%0.7%0.7%1.7%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.0%0.1%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.2%0.0%0.4%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.2%0.5%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.5%0.8%1.0%
Was Suspended0.0%0.1%0.0%1.6%
Other Reason12.9%9.8%10.0%9.0%
Two or More Reasons19.6%25.1%28.2%54.3%