Attendance Matters

  • More than nine school days missed can lead to disengagement, and cause a student to get off track to graduation.

  • By grade six, absenteeism is one of three signs a student may drop out of high school.

  • By grade nine, regular and high attendance is a better predictor of graduation rates than grade eight test scores.

  • Missing 10 percent, or about 18 days, of a school year can drastically impact a student’s academic success.

  • Students who were chronically absent in kindergarten and grade one are far less likely to read proficiently at the end of grade three.

What you can do

Communicate with the School

Indiana Department of Education