Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

San Benito CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School38.3%50.7%40.1%17.5%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)28.0%20.1%19.2%28.6%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.2%0.9%1.3%1.4%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.9%1.1%1.5%0.0%
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.7%0.9%0.4%0.0%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.0%0.0%0.4%1.6%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.4%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.3%0.0%0.6%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.4%0.3%0.9%1.5%
Was Suspended0.1%0.2%0.6%1.4%
Other Reason13.3%11.6%9.8%5.1%
Two or More Reasons16.9%14.2%24.8%42.8%