In California, One Out of Ten Schools Have High Levels of Chronic Absence

May 16, 2018

In California, One Out of Ten Schools Have High Levels of Chronic Absence
A new analysis of state data shows that while chronic absence affects nearly all schools in California, it is also heavily concentrated.  Nearly one out of ten traditional public schools in California, or 822 schools, had high levels of chronic absence that affect 20 percent or more of their students.  At such high levels, all students in the classroom are potentially affected when teachers have to deal with the churn of sporadic attendance.