Absenteeism in Massachusetts school districts [+link to your school]

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Across the state, chronic absenteeism is still “staggering,” DESE officials said Tuesday — though some districts have done better than others at keeping kids in class.

Statewide, attendance rates averaged out to 92.5% for the 2022-23. The state saw a moderate improvement in chronic absenteeism — missing at least 10% of school days — from the pandemic peak, moving from 28% to 22% in 2022-23, but is still leagues off of pre-pandemic rates. Compared to 2019, chronic absenteeism is up 72%.

Students missed an average of 13 days of school in the 2022-23 year.

Here’s how a sample of major school districts fared in the 2022-23 school year:

More 2022-23 attendance data is available on: profiles.doe.mass.edu/statereport/attendance.aspx

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