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

Year(s): 2013-2015

Santa Clara CountyPercent
Reason7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional7th Grade9th Grade11th GradeNon-Traditional
Didn’t Miss Any School50.4%SS21.6%49.9%SS13.8%
Illness (including respiratory and dental problems)25.6%SS25.4%29.3%SS26.7%
Felt Very Sad, Hopeless, Anxious, Stressed, or Angry0.9%SS8.7%0.6%SS14.9%
Didn’t Get Enough Sleep0.5%SS4.2%1.0%SS20.9%
Didn’t Feel Safe at School0.1%SS0.4%0.1%SS4.1%
Had to Work0.0%SS0.2%0.2%SS0.2%
Had to Care for or Help a Family Member or Friend0.7%SS0.4%0.9%SS0.3%
Wanted to Spend Time with Friends Not from School0.2%SS0.2%0.2%SS0.5%
Wanted to Use Alcohol or Drugs0.0%SS0.2%0.2%SS0.2%
Was Behind in Schoolwork or Unprepared for Class0.2%SS0.1%0.1%SS0.1%
Was Bored with or Uninterested in School0.2%SS0.3%0.2%SS0.4%
Was Suspended0.3%SS0.2%0.7%SS0.4%
Other Reason6.1%SS28.2%6.8%SS12.9%
Two or More Reasons14.9%SS9.8%9.9%SS4.7%