Attendance Matters

LISD Attendance Matters
High performing school districts set high expectations for students.  In Lockhart ISD, we have high expectations of our students and staff and are focused on providing engaging and challenging instruction to help students reach their full potential.

A significant contributing factor to academic achievement is student attendance. When students are at school on time, every day, they are ready and able to grow and learn. 

The district set the following student achievement targets for the 2017-2018:

Every student (grades 1-8) will make 1.5 years progress in reading.
Performance expectation: 20 point increase in percentage of students with 1.5 years of growth on each campus

Every student (grades 1-8) will make 1.5 years progress in math.

Performance expectation: 20 point increase in percentage of students with 1.5 years of growth on each campus

70 percent of students taking the English 1 STAAR EOC will perform satisfactorily.

Performance expectation: Percentage of students performing satisfactorily increases from 46percent (2017) to 70 percent (2018).

Two missed school days a month is all that it takes for a child to fall half a year behind. 


Certainly, when children are sick, the best place for them to be is at home resting and getting well. 

The district is focused more on reducing absences that are not related to illness or necessary medical appointments.

Here are a collection of links that will help provide more information about the importance of attendance, tips, and resources. 

Questions? Please contact your campus principal to learn more about the importance of attendance. 

Resources:

10 Facts About School Attendance

When is too sick for school?

Attendance in the Early Grades

5 Key Findings for Middle Grades

High School Absenteeism and College Persistence






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