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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Kern CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School38.5%SSS44.2%SSS
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)30.9%SSS30.6%SSS
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry1.8%SSS0.9%SSS
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep1.3%SSS2.4%SSS
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.4%SSS0.4%SSS
Had to Work0.0%SSS0.2%SSS
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.7%SSS1.6%SSS
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.1%SSS0.3%SSS
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%SSS0.3%SSS
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%SSS0.3%SSS
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.5%SSS0.5%SSS
Was Suspended0.3%SSS0.2%SSS
Other Reason8.8%SSS8.8%SSS
Two or More Reasons15.4%SSS9.2%SSS