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Student Attendance (2020-21)


The COVID 19 pandemic had a profound impact on the 2020-21 school year. Data reported below may have been affected by the pandemic. Please keep this in mind when reviewing the data, and take particular care when comparing data over multiple school years.

Please note that the attendance data in the report below reflects attendance reported by districts from the beginning of their school years until March 1, 2021.

Student Group Attendance Rate Average # of Absences Absent 10 or more days Chronically Absent (10% or more) Unexcused > 9 days
All Student 87.6 12.0 38.0 38.6 5.3
Female 88.8 10.9 34.6 35.2 4.2
Male 86.5 13.1 41.1 41.7 6.4
Economically Disadvantaged 86.0 13.6 43.3 43.8 6.2
High Needs 86.5 13.1 41.9 42.4 6.1
LEP English language learner 84.7 14.8 47.6 48.2 7.7
Students with disabilities 85.0 14.6 47.1 47.5 10.4
Hispanic or Latino 85.3 14.3 45.7 46.3 6.6
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 81.1 18.2 46.2 46.2 15.4
White 90.2 9.5 29.6 30.0 3.6
African American/Black 87.4 12.2 39.1 39.9 5.8
American Indian or Alaskan Native 83.9 16.1 42.2 37.8 6.7
Asian 95.2 4.7 13.8 14.7 2.8
Multi-race, non-Hispanic or Latino 87.2 12.4 38.7 40.0 6.5

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