Research shows that it is essential for students to attend school regularly in order to be successful. Below are some statistics to keep in mind:
Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. One in 10 kindergarten and first-grade students are chronically absent.
Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and is known as chronic absence.
Ninth-grade attendance can be a stronger predictor of graduation than 8th-grade test scores.
Students who are chronically absent in a single year between 8th grade and 12th grade are seven times more likely to drop out of high school.
We know that there may be many reasons why students miss school, but their daily attendance is so important. Please know that we are here to help if you are having challenges with making sure your child attends every day. If you need support, please reach out to your school.
We also want school to be a fun experience for students. Our schools have some unique incentives planned to encourage good attendance. Be on the lookout for more information from your child’s school.