Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Lake CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School41.9%38.3%31.9%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)22.8%24.7%26.6%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.7%0.0%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.3%1.1%0.9%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.6%0.9%1.8%S
Had to Work0.0%0.3%0.0%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.7%1.1%0.2%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.1%0.2%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.2%0.1%0.0%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.1%0.6%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.4%0.3%S
Was Suspended0.2%0.1%1.0%S
Other Reason11.0%10.4%10.1%S
Two or More Reasons19.9%21.8%26.4%S