Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Inyo CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School46.2%40.1%23.0%11.1%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)17.7%19.3%28.8%25.2%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.0%0.5%0.0%0.0%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.4%1.0%0.0%0.0%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.0%0.8%0.9%2.8%
Had to Work0.0%0.0%0.0%1.4%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.7%1.9%1.8%1.4%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.0%0.0%0.3%0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.8%0.6%0.0%1.4%
Was Suspended0.0%0.0%0.0%2.7%
Other Reason14.3%15.9%15.4%7.8%
Two or More Reasons18.0%20.0%29.7%46.2%