Sandwich Middle School reports 9% truancy rate
The truancy rate at Sandwich Middle School rose to 9 percent during the 2016-17 school year, according to a DeKalb Times 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 Sandwich CUSD 430 saw a chronic truancy rate of 6 percent during the 2016-17 school year, while the statewide rate was 11 percent.
The school enrolled 458 students in the 2016-17 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.