Chronic Absenteeism

Every Student, Every Day

More than 58,000 boys and girls were chronically absent from San Diego schools in 2018-19. While parents do everything they can to get students to school on time, families are still challenged by other priorities, like transportation, food insecurity, and livable wages. United Way’s attendance initiative analyzes what interventions work best so that resources are deployed to the most successful efforts. By using data to highlight these efforts, more chronically absent students are getting to school on time, every day.

During the 2018-2019 school year, 6,000+ hours of support was provided to schools, students, and families to address chronic absenteeism through our Every Student, Every Day initiative.  The program combats chronic absenteeism from multiple angles, using Bachelor and Master’s level interns, working on-site at the schools to monitor and support students in improving behavior or academic performance and helping close the achievement gap by increasing school attendance.

Thank You to Our Every Student, Every Day Partners:

Adams Elementary School, Carver Elementary School, Central Elementary School, Cherokee Point Elementary School, Edison Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School, Hamilton Elementary School, Joyner Elementary School, Lemon Grove Academy, Monterey Heights Elementary School, Normal Heights Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Rowan Elementary School, San Altos Elementary School, Vista La Mesa Academy, Wilson Middle School, California State University San Marcos, Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego State University, University of California San Diego, University of San Diego, County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency, County of San Diego Child Welfare Services, Jewish Family Service of San Diego