Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Imperial CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School41.0%41.2%33.9%S
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)23.9%25.8%26.5%S
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.1%0.1%0.0%S
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.7%0.8%0.4%S
Didn’t Feel Safe at School1.2%1.3%1.3%S
Had to Work0.0%0.2%0.1%S
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend1.1%0.7%0.9%S
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%0.2%0.3%S
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.1%0.1%0.0%S
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.1%0.1%0.8%S
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.3%0.4%0.4%S
Was Suspended0.6%0.4%0.4%S
Other Reason10.3%6.9%9.2%S
Two or More Reasons20.6%21.8%25.8%S