When students miss 10% or more of the school year, they are more likely to fall behind and drop out.
When children are absent from school, they miss valuable opportunities for academic, social and emotional development. When a child misses 10% of their school days, typically 18 or more days per year, they’re considered chronically absent. This can be an early warning sign for other struggles in school. Students who are chronically absent are less likely to graduate from high school and 28% less likely to enroll in college.