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Edna Keith Elementary School reports 18% truancy rate

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 5, 2019

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The truancy rate at Edna Keith Elementary School rose to 18 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 93 percent.

Students are considered chronically truant if they miss 5 percent of school days or more per year without acceptable excuses. The Joliet PSD 86 saw a chronic truancy rate of 19 percent during the 2017-18 school year, while the statewide rate was 11 percent.

The school enrolled 374 students in the 2017-18 school year, and average daily attendance was at 93 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.

Edna Keith Elementary School chronic truancy rates 5-year trend
Year
Chronic truancy rate
Daily attendance rate
School
District
State
School
District
State
2014
25
19
9
94
95
95
2015
29
19
9
94
94
94
2016
34
19
10
93
94
94
2017
11
18
11
94
94
94
2018
18
19
11
93
94
94

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