Attendance In Our District

  • Graduation Rate by Attendance Graph

Attendance is Closely Linked to Academic Success

    • The current districtwide attendance trend is 92%. The districtwide attendance goal is 95% attendance, or less than 10 absences per student.
    • Students with a 95% or higher attendance rate have a 92% graduation rate.
    • By 9th grade, regular attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than 8th grade test scores.
    • Typically, students with attendance rates lower than 80% (more than 36 days absent) have a GPA at least a letter grade below their peers, are 14x more likely to drop out of school, and only have about a 25% chance of graduating.

Students with Attendance Rates Below 80%

    • Represent 9% of 7th-12th graders and miss over 7 weeks of school
    • 14 times more likely to dropout
    • If they also have less than a C average, only 9% graduate
    • Even if they have a C average or better, only 48% graduate
    • Dropout rate can be cut in HALF if attendance IMPROVES
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