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Attendance Information

Truancy Rates in Colorado

Truancy is a complicated issue. It is a symptom or outcome of various conditions and circumstances that eventually lead to a student not attending school. It is one of the earliest indicators of students needing help and if not addressed effectively, can result in a student eventually dropping out of school. Working with each truant student as soon as attendance issues become known is one of the earliest opportunities to identify and address a student's learning and social and emotional needs with the goal of the student becoming more engaged in the learning process and on a path toward academic success.

This page includes an overview of Colorado Attendance law, information about support strategies, and a summary of recent data.


To better understand truancy-related issues, increase school attendance, and otherwise prevent or reduce truancy:

Colorado Truancy Rates by School

Colorado Chronic Absenteeism by District

For additional information, E-Mail: Brooke Wenzel

For data requests, please see CDE’s Data Request page