Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Placer CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School50.4%53.2%42.8%34.4%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)22.8%20.3%21.1%18.9%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.2%0.1%0.0%0.3%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.4%0.6%0.5%2.1%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.6%0.5%0.8%2.3%
Had to Work0.1%0.1%0.1%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.5%0.6%0.7%1.5%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.1%0.4%1.1%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.1%0.1%0.1%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.1%0.5%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.3%0.1%0.2%0.9%
Was Suspended0.2%0.1%0.3%0.1%
Other Reason11.1%10.7%11.3%9.3%
Two or More Reasons13.3%13.5%21.1%29.1%