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Skipping Survey Results

Skipping. Seniors are notorious for it, but all grades do it. The Pitch Online asked 190 students whether or not they skip, and if they do how much, during which classes and why.

Do you skip?

Yes

No

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54%

45%


GRADE BREAKDOWN


Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

Yes

52%

44%

53%

67%

No

48%

55%

47%

33%

Why do you skip?

Bored

Need a Break

Don’t Like Teacher

Just to Skip

Other

12%

45%

18%

10%

15%

What classes do you normally skip?

 

Science

Social Studies

Math

English

Foreign Language

P.E.

Fine Arts

Other

10%

12%

14%

21%

17%

10%

14%

10%

 

How often do you skip?

Once a Year

Once a Month

Once a Week

Everyday

Other

25%

29%

14%

13%

19%


From an informal review of unexcused absences on a Wednesday in March*:

First Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

9

7

14

24

TOTAL: 54

 

Second Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

7

7

13

14

TOTAL: 41

 

Third Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

4

5

8

17

TOTAL: 34

 

Fourth Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

4

5

8

10

TOTAL: 27

 

Fifth Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

5

6

9

11

TOTAL: 31

 

Sixth Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

4

7

7

11

TOTAL: 31

 

Seventh Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

9

5

10

19

TOTAL: 43


From an informal review of unexcused absences on a Friday in March*:

First Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

11

8

6

22

TOTAL: 47

 

Second Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

12

9

8

22

TOTAL: 51

 

Third Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

17

3

12

21

TOTAL: 53

 

Fourth Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

8

9

8

14

TOTAL: 39

 

Fifth Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

8

11

16

25

TOTAL: 60

 

Sixth Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

8

9

9

28

TOTAL: 54

 

Seventh Period

Ninth

Tenth

Eleventh

Twelfth

8

5

6

21

TOTAL: 40

*This data from attendance records shows unexcused abscences, which could mean a student has forgotten to turn in an excuse note, or he or she could have actually been skipping. The Pitch Online cannot attest that all of the students counted in the above data were skipping class.

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