Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Stanislaus CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School45.8%39.2%34.2%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)23.2%26.9%25.8%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.1%0.1%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.7%0.7%0.5%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.8%0.9%1.3%S
Had to Work0.2%0.2%0.0%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.9%0.5%1.3%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.1%0.1%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.1%0.1%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.2%0.6%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%0.3%0.3%S
Was Suspended0.3%0.2%0.3%S
Other Reason11.4%10.0%10.5%S
Two or More Reasons16.3%20.6%25.0%S