What is Chronic Absenteeism?

A student is considered Chronically Absent when they have been absent from school more than 10% of the year. This is equal to 18 days out of the school year, or 2 days per month.

For the 2016-2017 School Year:

# at Garfield East: 365

# chronically absent: 46

# school days so far: 57

# absences for a student to be considered chronically absent: 5

% chronically absent: 12.6%

% chronically absent at this point last year: 9%

 

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