Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Tuolumne CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School43.0%39.0%27.5%3.7%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)19.7%22.8%20.7%33.3%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.7%0.9%1.3%0.0%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.4%0.3%0.6%1.4%
Had to Work0.5%0.5%0.4%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.2%0.8%0.7%0.0%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%0.1%0.4%0.5%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.2%0.0%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.4%0.0%0.8%0.0%
Was Suspended0.3%0.7%0.3%8.5%
Other Reason12.4%9.5%13.7%0.2%
Two or More Reasons21.0%25.1%33.5%52.4%