East St. Louis Senior High School reports 17% truancy rate
The schools average daily attendance rate was 76 percent.
Students are considered chronically truant if they miss 5 percent of school days or more per year without acceptable excuses. The East St Louis SD 189 saw a chronic truancy rate of 20 percent during the 2016-17 school year, while the statewide rate was 11 percent.
The school enrolled 1,289 students in the 2016-17 school year, and average daily attendance was at 76 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.