Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

El Dorado CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School46.3%45.6%36.4%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)25.6%21.4%20.7%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.1%0.1%0.1%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.6%0.4%1.0%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.5%0.9%1.0%S
Had to Work0.0%0.5%0.3%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.5%0.7%0.6%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.3%0.1%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.1%0.3%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.2%0.1%0.6%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.4%0.5%S
Was Suspended0.2%0.2%0.1%S
Other Reason10.9%10.8%8.4%S
Two or More Reasons14.8%18.4%29.9%S