ATTEND TODAY, ACHIEVE TOMORROW. The Importance of Being at School Everyday Matters. Missing school is a leading cause of poor academic performance and can prevent students from learning to read well which is the most important predictor of success.
Why Good Attendance is So Important
Why is good attendance so important?
Students suffer academically if they miss 10 percent or more of school days.
Studies show that children who miss too many days in kindergarten and 1st grade often have trouble mastering reading by the end of 3rd grade. Attending school regularly helps children feel better about school—and themselves.
When children are absent, schools get fewer resources from the state, resulting in less funding to pay for teachers and books. Chronic absence in kindergarten predicts chronic absence the following year, so even the attendance patterns of our youngest students affect funding down the road.