Katie Harper-Wright Elementary reports 81% truancy rate
The schools average daily attendance rate was 88 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 84 percent during the 2017-18 school year, while the statewide rate was 11 percent.
The school enrolled 392 students in the 2017-18 school year, and average daily attendance was at 88 percent for the year, the Illinois State Board of Education reported. The average daily rate of attendance across the state was 94 percent.