Every Day Counts!
GREEN = 9 or Fewer Absences = Excellent Attendance
Students with good attendance generally achieve higher grades and enjoy school more. Students benefit and make the most of their educational opportunities if they attend school regularly and on time.
YELLOW = 10-18 Days Absent = In Danger
Students who are absent an average of 15 days a year will miss a year's worth of school before their senior year. When students miss a day of school, it actually puts them two days behind their classmates.
RED = 19 or More Days Absent = Chronically Absent
Excused and unexcused absences represent lost time in the classroom and lost opportunities to learn. Missing just one day every two weeks can add up to 18 days a year.
Sources: Saint Louis Public Schools, Indianapolis Public Schools
Daily attendance is critical to student success. We hear it all the time, but what does that really mean? Check out these powerful statistics.
DID YOU KNOW ... By 6th grade, chronic absence becomes a leading indicator that a student will drop out of high school.
DID YOU KNOW ... 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.
DID YOU KNOW ... Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade or be held back.
DID YOU KNOW ... When students improve their attendance rates, they improve their academic prospects and chances for graduating.
Source: Attendance Works
Additional Consequences of Missing School ... Along with reduced ability to learn and grow as a student, attendance is one of several key factors that determine acceptance into SLPS magnet schools. Some high schools also will not allow students to walk in graduation if they do not maintain a certain attendance percentage.