Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Sonoma CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School47.6%44.0%35.7%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)25.4%24.5%23.7%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.1%0.1%0.1%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.8%0.9%0.7%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.0%0.8%1.0%S
Had to Work0.1%0.5%0.6%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.6%0.7%0.5%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.1%0.5%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.2%0.1%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.5%0.7%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.7%0.7%S
Was Suspended0.5%0.1%0.2%S
Other Reason11.0%7.7%8.0%S
Two or More Reasons12.4%19.2%27.4%S