Reasons for School Absence in Past Month, by Grade Level

Year(s): 2017-2019

Santa Clara CountyPercent
Reason for AbsenceGrade 7Grade 9Grade 11Non-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any SchoolSSS24.2%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)SSS29.1%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or AngrySSS0.1%
Didn’t Get Enough SleepSSS0.0%
Didn’t Feel Safe at SchoolSSS4.1%
Had to WorkSSS0.1%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or FriendSSS0.1%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from SchoolSSS0.0%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or DrugsSSS0.0%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for ClassSSS0.0%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in SchoolSSS0.1%
Was SuspendedSSS0.1%
Other ReasonSSS8.5%
Two or More ReasonsSSS33.4%