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Absenteeism Data

Reports and data about student absenteeism, including absenteeism by reason and chronic absenteeism counts and rates disaggregated by race/ethnicity, program subgroup, grade level, and academic year.

Reports

  • Absenteeism by Reason
    The latest statewide DataQuest report for annual K–12 public school absence by reason data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, program subgroup, and grade span for multiple academic years. The report includes a report description, a report glossary, and several report options and filters. Reports are also available at the county, district, and school levels from within the expandable (+) “Report Options and Filters” section.

  • Chronic Absenteeism
    The latest statewide DataQuest report for annual K–12 public chronic absenteeism data disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender, program subgroup, and grade span for multiple academic years. The report includes a report description, a report glossary, and several report options and filters. Reports are also available at the county, district, and school levels from within the expandable (+) “Report Options and Filters” section. 

  • PLEASE BE ADVISED: As a result of the statewide physical school closures that occurred in February/March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Education (CDE) has determined that the 2019–20 absenteeism data are not valid and reliable for the 2019–20 academic year; therefore, the CDE has not processed these data and they are unavailable for public release. For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on data reporting for the 2019–20 academic year, please visit the CDE COVID-19 and Data Reporting web page.

Downloadable Files

Resources

  • Chronic Absenteeism Rate Indicator
    The chronic absenteeism rate indicator, reported on the California School Dashboard, applies to districts and schools with students in grades K–8.
Questions: Data Reporting Office | dro@cde.ca.gov | 916-327-0219 
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 18, 2023
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