Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

San Joaquin CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School47.8%41.3%36.4%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)22.7%21.0%24.8%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.1%0.0%0.1%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.5%0.7%0.5%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.3%1.6%1.4%S
Had to Work0.0%0.1%0.5%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.1%0.8%0.4%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.2%0.1%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.1%0.6%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.2%0.1%0.3%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.1%0.5%0.3%S
Was Suspended0.3%0.4%1.7%S
Other Reason9.9%8.5%6.8%S
Two or More Reasons15.9%24.7%26.2%S