National K-12 Attendance Data Insights for District Leaders


Chronic student absenteeism remains a significant challenge facing U.S. K-12 education, with impacts on academic achievement, long-term economic outcomes, and perpetuating systemic inequities. 

To help superintendents and district administrators understand where their districts stand, SchoolStatus has produced a report based on a robust data set* that provides insight into the current U.S. attendance statistics. 

Download the 2024 report for a clear, objective picture of where chronic absenteeism persists and the impact on districts and students across the nation. 

In this report you’ll learn:
  • The scale and nuances of chronic absenteeism
  • Which grade levels, communities, and states are most impacted 
  • How your district’s Chronic Absenteeism Rate and Attendance Rate compare nationally

*This report includes national attendance data sourced from FutureEd and Return to Learn, which are based on reported numbers from state education departments. These national averages are compared against a dataset from SchoolStatus, encompassing close to a million K-12 students in U.S. districts that employ proactive, positive attendance management strategies and tools.