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18 Kern County schools have high to extreme absenteeism

New study released by three organizations
Posted at 11:10 AM, May 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-18 14:10:48-04

One of ten schools in California have high levels of chronic absence. That’s according to a new report from Attendance Works, The Center for Regional Change at U.C. Davis and Children Now.


The report shows nearly all schools across the state are impacted by chronic absence, which is defined as any student missing 10 percent or more of their school days for any reason.


The education director for Children Now, Brad Strong, said in the report, “High levels of chronic absence in a school are a red alert for systematic barriers to daily attendance occurring at home, in the community, within the school or a combination of all. It is a sign that additional support from the district, other public agencies and community partners is needed to address those barriers.”


Schools in Kern County that are listed in high or extreme chronic absence include:

High Level:

Bessie E. Owens Primary

Breadsley Elementary

Breadsley Junior High

Boron Junior/Senior High

Frazier Mountain High

North Breadsley Elementary

North High School

Standard Elementary

Standard Middle School

Stella I. Hills Elementary

West Boron Elementary


Extreme Level:

California City Middle

EPIC de Cesar Chavez

Hacienda Elementary

Mojave Elementary

Mojave Junior/Senior High

Piute Mountain Elementary

Robert P Ulrich Elementary