EVERY DAY COUNTS! School Success Begins with Attendance.

When it comes to school, students who miss school... miss out. Attendance boosts student achievement, improves the quality of your child's educational experience, and it prepares them for college, good careers, and successful adulthood.

For every day of school missed, it takes two or more days for a student to catch up. Except in the case of illness, many school absences can be avoided with a little extra effort.

Simple Ways YOU Can Help Improve Attendance:

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Good School Attendance Makes Financial Sense

  • For every day a student is absent from class, AISD loses $45 in revenue from the state. By contrast, if we raise the attendance rate by just one percent district-wide, it would result in an additional $5.9 million per year in state revenue. That's money that goes directly into your child's education.
  • Under the state's new finance system, if AISD had 100 percent attendance it would result in about $30 million in additional funding annually for the district.*
  • By middle and high school, chronic absence is a leading warning sign that a student may drop out. A diploma has an economic value! High school graduates earn 38 percent more than those without a diploma, and college graduates earn 140 percent more! By graduating from high school, your child can earn more than a million dollars in their lifetime. That can lead to even greater success if they attend college.

* In previous years, if AISD had 100% attendance each year, the school district would have received $50-$60 million in additional state funding annually.

Give your child every opportunity to succeed in AISD by encouraging excellent school attendance.