Five Facts About Attendance:
1. Absenteeism in the first month of school can predict poor attendance throughout the school year. Half the students who miss 2-4 days in September go on to miss nearly a month of school. An estimated 5 million to 7.5 million U.S. students miss nearly a month of school each year.
2.By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
3. Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. The academic impact of missing that much school is the same whether the absences are excused or unexcused.
4. Low-income students are four times more likely to be chronically absent than others often for reasons beyond their control, such as unstable housing, unreliable transportation and a lack of access to health care.
5. When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.
BE IN SCHOOL BECAUSE IT'S COOL!! - Students Must Be Present to WIN!!!