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Beecher Junior High School reports 14% truancy rate

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By Local Labs News Service | Jan 13, 2019


The truancy rate at Beecher Junior High School rose to 14 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 95 percent.

Students are considered chronically truant if they miss 5 percent of school days or more per year without acceptable excuses. The Beecher CUSD 200u saw a chronic truancy rate of 17 percent during the 2017-18 school year, while the statewide rate was 11 percent.

The school enrolled 257 students in the 2017-18 school year, and average daily attendance was at 95 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.

Beecher Junior High School chronic truancy rates 5-year trend
Year
Chronic truancy rate
Daily attendance rate
School
District
State
School
District
State
2014
1
5
9
96
96
95
2015
0.4
6
9
95
95
94
2016
0.4
6
10
96
95
94
2017
1
6
11
95
95
94
2018
14
17
11
95
95
94

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