Why is school attendance so important?
  • By not coming to school, students diminish the value of their education. 
  • The benefit of regular classroom instruction is lost
  • Student may not develop the responsibility, self-discipline & effective work skills that are taught in the classroom
  • Not having several students in class, may restrict the learning of others
  • A decrease in attendance affects the performance data of the school
  • Students who attend school 85%-100% of the time pass state tests in reading and math at much higher rates
  • If students fall behind and are continuously struggling to catch up, this may diminish their confidence and attitude toward learning
  • Not coming to school and being truant results in higher crime rates