Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Gender and Grade Level

Year(s): 2013-2015

Calaveras CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School33.2%31.5%20.8%S62.6%43.1%32.1%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)30.8%31.5%28.1%S14.2%23.9%28.0%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry2.3%0.5%0.2%S0.0%0.9%0.8%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.0%3.3%0.0%S0.0%0.0%1.6%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School2.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.0%3.3%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend2.8%0.5%0.6%S0.0%1.9%0.0%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.9%0.4%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.8%0.0%S0.0%1.9%0.4%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%0.5%0.7%S0.0%0.0%0.8%S
Was Suspended0.3%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Other Reason16.9%12.2%14.5%S19.7%5.9%15.8%S
Two or More Reasons11.5%19.3%35.0%S3.4%21.5%16.9%S