Columbia Explorers Elementary Academy reports 15% truancy rate
The schools average daily attendance rate was 97 percent.
Students are considered chronically truant if they miss 5 percent of school days or more per year without acceptable excuses. The City Of Chicago SD 299 saw a chronic truancy rate of 34 percent during the 2016-17 school year, while the statewide rate was 11 percent.
The school enrolled 1,153 students in the 2016-17 school year, and average daily attendance was at 97 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.