The Chronic Absenteeism reports answer questions related to student truancy at Hartford Public Schools (HPS). Topics will include: the gap between Hartford and surrounding districts, other urban districts in Connecticut, and the state at large; the particular problem of chronic absenteeism in high schools; and what strategies have been (or should be) pursued to remedy the problem.



2017-18: Chronic Absenteeism in Hartford

Report 1: HPS Chronic Absenteeism Report- In this report, we examine the chronic absenteeism rates of Hartford students, look at differences between schools, and drawing comparisons to peer districts and the state. We reach a sobering conclusion on why Hartford is doing even worse on this metric than otherwise comparable districts.