• Attendance Matters!

    What happens when a student misses school?

    •      Missing school significantly and negatively impacts academic achievement. As much as half of the student body misses 10 or more days of school each year.

    •      Data shows that missing 10 or more days of school will:

    –    reduce reading scores by 12 points

    –    reduce math scores by 15 points

    –    reduce a student’s chances of remaining on track to graduation by 34 percent

    Did you know?

    •      As early as kindergarten, excessive absence can cause children to fall behind.

    •      Early absences lead to difficulties and poor attendance in later years.

    •      One in 10 kindergarten and first-grade students nationally is chronically absent, missing a month of school.