Monthly Update on Sylmar Charter High School's Attendance Rate!

The attached file summarizes our attendance data as of April 03, 2018.  Included in these data are the following analytics:


  • Attendance Proficiency Rate:  This metric analyzes our attendance data through the lens of our Performance Meter.  In terms of attendance, in order for a student to be considered proficient, he/she can be absent no more than seven (7) days out of the school year.  This translates to a 96% attendance rate.  Looking at it another way, in order for a student to reach attendance proficiency, he/she can only be absent for one day out of every twenty five instructional days.  The District goal is for 75% of all students to be in attendance 96% of the time.  Our proficiency rate thus far is 64.5%, so we are working on increasing that rate.
  • Our Chronic Absence Rate:  This is the newest metric, and it forms part of the new California Dashboard.  Students whose attendance rate is 91% or below are considered to be chronically absent.  The District goal is to have no more than 9% of all students be identified as chronically absent.  Our Chronically Absent Rate is 13.8%, which exceeds the District goal, and our Spartan Attendance Recovery Team addressing this issue.
  • In-Seat Attendance Rate:  Our in-seat attendance rate thus far is 95.1%.
  • In-Seat Attendance Rates by Grade Level:  Note that there exist only slight variations within the different grade levels that compose our student population.  This marginal deviation between the different grade levels (σ = 0.6403) reflects our school-wide attendance drive. 
  • Staff Attendance Rate:  An analysis of our staff attendance indicates that we are slightly below the District goal. The District's target is to have 78% of our staff present 96% of the time.  As you can see from the attached analytics, we are at 73%, which is only five percentage points below the District goal.  We can do this!