Variation in 2010-11 Truancy Rates Among District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) High Schools and Middle Schools

Group: Urban Institute District of Columbia Crime Policy Institute

URL: http://www.dccrimepolicy.org/Studies/images/UI-SchoolTruancyRates_1.pdf

Description

In the 2010-2011 school year, 2,500 high school students were chronically truant in District of Columbia Public Schools; at four schools over half of the students were chronically truant. High school truancy rates were moderately related to poverty and crime in students’ residential neighborhoods and to violence near school. But the absenteeism of students in eighth grade was the strongest predictor of high school truancy rates. Focusing on middle school attendance issues may therefore be the most effective means of lowering high school truancy rates.

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juvenile justice, truancy, status offense, courts, students, delinquents, high school, middle school

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Statewide
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Non-Profit
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PDF
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Yes
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No
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No
Updated?
No
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Year(s) of Publication
2010-2011

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