D.C. students most truant

by on April 18th, 2004


Spingarn High School in Northeast, for example, had a 56.3 percent truancy rate — meaning that 256 of its 455 students had at least 15 consecutive unexcused absences — in the 2001-2002 school year, the most recent period for which complete data are available.

Montgomery, Prince George’s and Fairfax counties had a total of 5,712 truants in the 1999-2000 school year and 7,113 in 2002-2003 — a 24.5 percent increase. As a percentage of the counties’ total school populations, the truancy rate rose from 1.3 percent to 1.6 percent during that four-year period.

Etalkinghead Staff