Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Kings CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any SchoolS40.1%34.1%N/A
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)S23.6%27.6%N/A
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or AngryS0.0%0.0%N/A
Didn’t Get Enough SleepS0.3%0.3%N/A
Didn’t Feel Safe at SchoolS0.0%0.9%N/A
Had to WorkS0.0%0.0%N/A
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or FriendS1.1%0.7%N/A
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from SchoolS0.5%0.0%N/A
Wanted to Use Alcohol or DrugsS0.5%0.6%N/A
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for ClassS0.0%0.0%N/A
Was Bored with or Uninterested in SchoolS0.6%0.5%N/A
Was SuspendedS0.5%0.6%N/A
Other ReasonS13.1%10.3%N/A
Two or More ReasonsS19.7%24.2%N/A