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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Mariposa CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School26.6%25.8%19.2%S31.7%22.8%17.4%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)29.8%23.1%31.7%S35.3%23.8%48.7%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%4.8%0.0%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.0%6.1%2.9%S0.0%0.9%0.0%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.0%2.0%0.0%S0.0%0.9%1.3%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.0%1.9%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.0%0.0%0.0%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.0%0.0%4.8%S0.0%1.8%1.9%S
Was Suspended0.0%1.4%0.0%S1.9%0.0%0.0%S
Other Reason4.3%8.2%2.9%S12.6%15.7%2.6%S
Two or More Reasons39.4%28.6%38.5%S18.4%34.0%26.3%S