Chronic absences at Arkansas schools

Chronic absenteeism — when a student misses at least 15 days in a school year — is tied to many educational outcomes, including graduation rates, reading scores and social-emotional development that helps children persevere. In 2015, 46 Arkansas school districts reported that at least 1 in 5 students were “chronically absent.” Thirty schools had at least 40 percent chronically absent students that year. Overall, Arkansas’ 14 percent chronically absent rate placed the state just below the national average of 16 percent. Click on each school district to see more information, including past absences rates and other education outcomes data.
Source: U.S. Department of Education, Arkansas Department of Education