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

Year(s): 2013-2015

San Benito CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any SchoolS40.2%29.2%7.0%S50.6%41.6%18.7%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)S23.6%22.5%24.5%S26.8%24.2%19.5%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or AngryS3.9%2.7%8.6%S1.5%2.9%10.0%
Didn’t Get Enough SleepS1.6%0.5%4.5%S2.6%1.4%7.0%
Didn’t Feel Safe at SchoolS0.3%0.7%2.5%S0.0%0.6%0.0%
Had to WorkS0.0%0.0%0.0%S0.4%0.0%0.0%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or FriendS0.3%0.8%2.5%S2.0%0.9%2.7%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from SchoolS0.3%0.0%2.5%S0.0%0.0%2.5%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or DrugsS0.3%0.0%1.2%S1.3%0.1%2.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for ClassS2.0%2.4%0.0%S0.0%1.1%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in SchoolS0.7%1.1%3.6%S0.3%1.8%4.1%
Was SuspendedS0.0%0.0%0.8%S0.1%0.4%0.7%
Other ReasonS7.5%6.9%11.6%S7.6%4.3%5.5%
Two or More ReasonsS19.1%33.3%30.8%S6.6%20.8%27.3%