Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Calaveras CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School45.1%41.3%38.1%26.6%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)24.2%25.7%21.7%15.2%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.1%0.4%0.8%1.9%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.6%0.2%1.5%6.2%
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.4%1.5%1.6%0.8%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.4%0.8%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.6%0.3%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.3%0.3%1.0%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.6%0.6%1.9%
Was Suspended0.1%0.0%0.7%1.1%
Other Reason12.1%9.9%10.3%4.8%
Two or More Reasons15.9%19.1%22.5%41.4%