Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Solano CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School48.2%42.7%37.8%22.5%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)20.8%22.6%20.5%22.4%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.2%0.1%0.0%0.1%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.5%0.8%0.9%0.9%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.2%0.8%1.1%2.7%
Had to Work0.1%0.5%0.3%1.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.0%1.1%1.3%1.3%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.3%0.1%0.4%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.1%0.1%0.1%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.2%0.5%0.3%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.2%0.7%0.3%
Was Suspended0.5%0.3%0.4%0.4%
Other Reason10.6%10.6%7.5%5.0%
Two or More Reasons16.5%19.7%28.7%42.5%