Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Mono CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School43.8%27.5%24.9%21.0%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)25.1%31.6%31.0%30.3%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.1%0.0%0.0%9.2%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.0%0.0%1.6%0.0%
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.8%0.0%2.0%11.8%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%1.5%0.3%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%1.0%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Was Suspended0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Other Reason17.5%16.1%12.1%0.0%
Two or More Reasons11.7%23.3%27.2%27.7%