Truancy 2016 Chart Data

Student absence rates remain stable over time

California’s youngest and most vulnerable students miss critical learning time

Preschool chronic absence rates are disproportionately high for at-risk student populations

The truancy rate for elementary students in California increased from 23.2% in 2013-2014 to 25.2% in 2014-2015

Statewide
Truancy Rate

Early attendance impacts academic achievement

Suspensions exacerbate the attendance crisis

Suspensions disproportionately impact low-income students, foster students, and students with disabilities

Suspensions disproportionately impact boys and students of color

Over the past six years, school districts in California have lost an estimated $7.3 billion in funding due to student absences