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Bernard J. Ward Elementary School reports 10% truancy rate

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 1, 2019

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The truancy rate at Bernard J. Ward Elementary School rose to 10 percent during the 2017-18 school year, according to a Will County Gazette analysis of the latest Illinois schools report card.

The schools average daily attendance rate was 94 percent.

Students are considered chronically truant if they miss 5 percent of school days or more per year without acceptable excuses. The Valley View CUSD 365u saw a chronic truancy rate of 11 percent during the 2017-18 school year, while the statewide rate was 11 percent.

The school enrolled 459 students in the 2017-18 school year, and average daily attendance was at 94 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.

Bernard J. Ward Elementary School chronic truancy rates 5-year trend
Year
Chronic truancy rate
Daily attendance rate
School
District
State
School
District
State
2014
9
14
9
96
94
95
2015
9
15
9
95
93
94
2016
13
14
10
95
94
94
2017
7
11
11
95
93
94
2018
10
11
11
94
93
94

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