Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Napa CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School50.6%50.0%43.2%30.6%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)19.1%20.2%19.7%19.6%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.1%0.1%0.1%0.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.8%0.9%0.6%0.9%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.3%1.3%1.4%3.8%
Had to Work0.1%0.2%0.1%0.3%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.2%0.6%1.0%0.5%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.3%0.1%0.2%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.1%0.0%0.1%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.2%0.2%0.5%0.2%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.3%0.4%1.5%
Was Suspended0.1%0.4%0.2%0.9%
Other Reason13.4%11.4%8.6%8.6%
Two or More Reasons12.7%14.1%24.1%32.7%