K-12 Absenteeism in California

Districts are still recovering from patterns of increased absenteeism after the COVID pandemic. This study analyzes attendance in 30 districts across California, all of which saw heightened levels of chronic absenteeism from March 2022 to March 2023.

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In this report, you’ll learn why these trends are rising, which groups are most at risk, and solutions that tackle chronic absenteeism.

This report covers:

  • California attendance data across districts and student groups
  • The long-term impacts of missing school
  • Why positive, proactive solutions are key steps in attendance recovery

Learn About Chronic Absence Patterns in California.