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Searchable database: Truancy in Michigan schools

Truancy rates vary dramatically from district to district. They are disproportionately high in urban areas with high poverty rates, where children and families cope with a wide range of issues including transportation, health care, and gaps in parenting skills that can create barriers to attendance.

Enter the name of your school district below to view most current truancy statistics:

District Name Total students Truant students Percent Truant
Academic and Career Education Academy 118 0 0.0
Academy for Business and Technology 712 160 22.5
Academy of Flint 473 0 0.0
Academy of Southfield 400 0 0.0
Academy of Warren 682 364 53.4
Academy of Waterford 221 68 30.8
Academy of Westland 349 36 10.3
ACE Academy (SDA) 147 0 0.0
Achieve Charter Academy 737 0 0.0
Adams Township School District 431 5 1.2
Addison Community Schools 897 0 0.0
Adrian, School District of the City of 3187 401 12.6
Advanced Technology Academy 1323 7 0.5
AGBU Alex-Marie Manoogian School 393 0 0.0
Airport Community Schools 2648 7 0.3
Aisha Shule/WEB Dubois Prep. Academy School 218 2 0.9
Akron-Fairgrove Schools 275 7 2.5
Alanson Public Schools 320 4 1.3
Alba Public Schools 165 18 10.9
Albion Public Schools 820 31 3.8
Alcona Community Schools 772 69 8.9
Algonac Community School District 1907 59 3.1
Allegan Public Schools 2700 97 3.6
Allen Academy 1003 86 8.6
Allen Park Public Schools 3777 89 2.4
Allendale Public Schools 2389 15 0.6
Alma Public Schools 2287 77 3.4
Almont Community Schools 1624 12 0.7
Alpena Public Schools 4054 114 2.8
American International Academy 113 2 1.8
American Montessori Academy 496 44 8.9
Anchor Bay School District 6226 56 0.9
Ann Arbor Learning Community 254 11 4.3
Ann Arbor Public Schools 16639 432 2.6
Arbor Academy 212 2 0.9
Arbor Preparatory High School 163 2 1.2
Arenac Eastern School District 265 0 0.0
Armada Area Schools 1996 2 0.1
Arts Academy in the Woods 276 13 4.7
Arts and Technology Academy of Pontiac 423 157 37.1
Arvon Township School District 8 0 0.0
Ashley Community Schools 323 0 0.0
Athens Area Schools 612 11 1.8
Atherton Community Schools 866 130 15.0
Atlanta Community Schools 280 0 0.0
Au Gres-Sims School District 394 0 0.0
AuTrain-Onota Public Schools 38 0 0.0
Avondale School District 3573 3 0.1
Bad Axe Public Schools 1144 35 3.1
Baldwin Community Schools 599 132 22.0
Bangor Public Schools (Van Buren) 1265 30 2.4
Bangor Township S/D #8 28 0 0.0
Bangor Township Schools 2533 241 9.5
Baraga Area Schools 509 52 10.2
Bark River-Harris School District 691 12 1.7
Bath Community Schools 1010 20 2.0
Battle Creek Area Learning Center 153 0 0.0
Battle Creek Public Schools 5393 1023 19.0
Bay City Academy 154 0 0.0
Bay City School District 8543 108 1.3
Bay County PSA 236 40 16.9
Bay-Arenac Community High School 157 5 3.2
Beal City Public Schools 671 6 0.9
Bear Lake Schools 363 0 0.0
Beaver Island Community School 68 0 0.0
Beaverton Rural Schools 1328 41 3.1
Bedford Public Schools 4810 25 0.5
Beecher Community School District 1500 432 28.8
Belding Area School District 2060 251 12.2
Bellaire Public Schools 456 10 2.2
Bellevue Community Schools 616 4 0.6
Ben Ross Public School Academy 231 0 0.0
Bendle Public Schools 2183 231 10.6
Bentley Community School District 863 64 7.4
Benton Harbor Area Schools 3089 54 1.7
Benton Harbor Charter School 405 56 13.8
Benzie County Central Schools 1695 66 3.9
Berkley School District 4606 19 0.4
Berlin Township S/D #3 22 1 4.5
Berrien Springs Public Schools 2140 164 7.7
Bessemer Area School District 459 2 0.4
Big Bay De Noc School District 239 0 0.0
Big Jackson School District 38 0 0.0
Big Rapids Public Schools 1938 128 6.6
Bingham Arts Academy 200 32 16.0
Birch Run Area Schools 1886 55 2.9
Black River Public School 854 0 0.0
Blanche Kelso Bruce Academy 621 77 12.4
Blissfield Community Schools 1250 1 0.1
Bloomfield Hills Schools 5325 41 0.8
Bloomingdale Public School District 1256 255 20.3
Blue Water Middle College 85 0 0.0
Bois Blanc Pines School District 4 0 0.0
Boyne City Public Schools 1304 42 3.2
Boyne Falls Public School District 208 20 9.6
Bradford Academy 1286 94 7.3
Brandon School District in the Counties of Oakland and Lapeer 3262 101 3.1
Brandywine Community Schools 1410 131 9.3
Breckenridge Community Schools 799 52 6.5
Breitung Township School District 1676 2 0.1
Bridge Academy 737 42 5.7
Bridgeport-Spaulding Community School District 1449 195 13.5
Bridgman Public Schools 988 2 0.2
Brighton Area Schools 6130 61 1.0
Brimley Area Schools 490 14 2.9
Britton Deerfield Schools 772 4 0.5
Bronson Community School District 1146 71 6.2
Brown City Community Schools 918 122 13.3
Buchanan Community Schools 1552 27 1.7
Buckley Community Schools 407 21 5.2
Buena Vista School District 644 119 18.5
Bullock Creek School District 1980 112 5.7
Burr Oak Community School District 278 9 3.2
Burt Township School District 46 0 0.0
Burton Glen Charter Academy 672 12 1.8
Business Entrepreneurship, Science, Tech. Academy 494 57 11.5
Byron Area Schools 1154 3 0.3
Byron Center Charter School 246 0 0.0
Byron Center Public Schools 3478 12 0.3
Cadillac Area Public Schools 3073 115 3.7
Caledonia Community Schools 4148 0 0.0
Camden-Frontier School 600 22 3.7
Canton Charter Academy 734 6 0.8
Capac Community Schools 1371 99 7.2
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools 4369 274 6.3
Carney-Nadeau Public Schools 234 2 0.9
Caro Community Schools 1884 231 12.3
Carrollton Public Schools 2050 82 4.0
Carson City-Crystal Area Schools 1062 53 5.0
Carsonville-Port Sanilac School District 600 36 6.0
Casa Richard Academy 99 28 28.3
Caseville Public Schools 265 0 0.0
Casman Alternative Academy 90 3 3.3
Cass City Public Schools 1104 53 4.8
Cassopolis Public Schools 1101 12 1.1
Cedar Springs Public Schools 3358 318 9.5
Center Academy 396 65 16.4
Center for Literacy and Creativity 98 59 60.2
Center Line Public Schools 2728 108 4.0
Central Academy 539 0 0.0
Central Lake Public Schools 357 39 10.9
Central Montcalm Public Schools 1862 69 3.7
Centreville Public Schools 917 14 1.5
Cesar Chavez Academy 2189 282 12.9
Chandler Park Academy 2409 174 7.2
Chandler Woods Charter Academy 710 44 6.2
Charlevoix Public Schools 1101 0 0.0
Charlotte Public Schools 2678 62 2.3
Charyl Stockwell Academy 1102 2 0.2
Chassell Township School District 262 1 0.4
Chatfield School 449 0 0.0
Cheboygan Area Schools 1912 16 0.8
Chelsea School District 2490 0 0.0
Chesaning Union Schools 1621 8 0.5
Chippewa Hills School District 2207 148 6.7
Chippewa Valley Schools 16207 286 1.8
Church School District 21 0 0.0
Clara B. Ford Academy (SDA) 166 0 0.0
Clare Public Schools 1543 39 2.5
Clarenceville School District 1856 59 3.2
Clarkston Community School District 8012 298 3.7
Clawson Public Schools 1794 7 0.4
Climax-Scotts Community Schools 578 28 4.8
Clinton Community Schools 1165 0 0.0
Clintondale Community Schools 3715 159 4.3
Clio Area School District 3652 560 15.3
Coldwater Community Schools 2974 131 4.4
Cole Academy 182 4 2.2
Coleman Community Schools 766 59 7.7
Colfax Township S/D #1F 26 0 0.0
Coloma Community Schools 1838 104 5.7
Colon Community School District 630 24 3.8
Columbia School District 1533 12 0.8
Commonwealth Community Devel. Academy 266 12 4.5
Comstock Park Public Schools 2344 120 5.1
Comstock Public Schools 2100 250 11.9
Concord Academy – Petoskey 275 8 2.9
Concord Academy Boyne 197 2 1.0
Concord Community Schools 805 3 0.4
Concord Montessori and Community School 180 2 1.1
Conner Creek Academy East 1123 24 2.1
Constantine Public School District 1475 37 2.5
Coopersville Area Public School District 2475 14 0.6
Copper Country ISD 63 21 33.3
Corunna Public Schools 2243 92 4.1
Countryside Academy 499 168 33.7
Covenant House Academy Southwest 229 176 76.9
Covert Public Schools 531 20 3.8
Crawford AuSable Schools 1667 28 1.7
Creative Learning Academy 43 0 0.0
Creative Montessori Academy 634 0 0.0
Creative Technologies Academy 322 14 4.3
Crescent Academy 618 80 12.9
Crestwood School District 3398 349 10.3
Cross Creek Charter Academy 738 0 0.0
Crossroads Charter Academy 710 13 1.8
Croswell-Lexington Community Schools 2150 104 4.8
Da Vinci Institute 295 174 59.0
Dansville Schools 902 155 17.2
David Ellis Academy 254 1 0.4
David Ellis Academy West 809 6 0.7
Davison Community Schools 5541 10 0.2
Dearborn City School District 18931 653 3.4
Dearborn Heights School District #7 2909 229 7.9
Decatur Public Schools 953 41 4.3
Deckerville Community School District 622 6 1.0
Delton Kellogg Schools 1515 76 5.0
DeTour Area Schools 150 0 0.0
DeTour Arts and Technology Academy 51 0 0.0
Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences 1184 21 1.8
Detroit City School District 66132 4606 7.0
Detroit Community Schools 1040 62 6.0
Detroit Enterprise Academy 713 212 29.7
Detroit Leadership Academy 305 20 6.6
Detroit Merit Charter Academy 733 180 24.6
Detroit Midtown Academy 453 283 62.5
Detroit Service Learning Academy 1156 462 40.0
Detroit West Preparatory Academy 281 0 0.0
DeWitt Public Schools 2994 8 0.3
Dexter Community School District 3588 12 0.3
Discovery Arts and Technology PSA 221 100 45.2
Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Area Schools 329 47 14.3
Dove Academy of Detroit 465 48 10.3
Dowagiac Union School District 2397 133 5.5
Dr. Charles Drew Academy 397 67 16.9
Dr. Joseph F. Pollack Academic Center of Excellence 835 25 3.0
Dream Academy 257 20 7.8
Dryden Community Schools 692 9 1.3
Dundee Community Schools 1614 55 3.4
Durand Area Schools 1628 236 14.5
Eagle Crest Charter Academy 720 2 0.3
East Arbor Charter Academy 483 0 0.0
East China School District 4657 24 0.5
East Detroit Public Schools 3677 460 12.5
East Grand Rapids Public Schools 2984 4 0.1
East Jackson Community Schools 1244 139 11.2
East Jordan Public Schools 1027 20 1.9
East Lansing School District 3423 52 1.5
Eastern Washtenaw Multicultural Academy 280 1 0.4
Easton Township S/D #6 34 0 0.0
Eaton Academy 503 24 4.8
Eaton Rapids Public Schools 2618 89 3.4
Eau Claire Public Schools 801 39 4.9
Ecorse Public Schools 1016 120 11.8
Edison Public School Academy 1201 75 6.2
Edwardsburg Public Schools 2718 18 0.7
El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz Academy 331 0 0.0
Elk Rapids Schools 1414 17 1.2
Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Laker Schools 940 70 7.4
Ellsworth Community School 219 1 0.5
Elm River Township School District 6 0 0.0
EMAN Hamilton Academy 512 405 79.1
Endeavor Charter Academy 707 20 2.8
Engadine Consolidated Schools 282 5 1.8
Escanaba Area Public Schools 2573 69 2.7
Essexville-Hampton Public Schools 1771 144 8.1
Evart Public Schools 958 78 8.1
Ewen-Trout Creek Consolidated School District 245 15 6.1
Excel Charter Academy 1207 25 2.1
Excelsior Township S/D #1 49 5 10.2
Fairview Area School District 320 0 0.0
Farmington Public School District 11269 43 0.4
Farwell Area Schools 1453 38 2.6
Fennville Public Schools 1473 162 11.0
Fenton Area Public Schools 3546 79 2.2
Ferndale Public Schools 3712 273 7.4
Fitzgerald Public Schools 2852 95 3.3
Flagship Charter Academy 694 84 12.1
Flat Rock Community Schools 1892 57 3.0
FlexTech High School 118 0 0.0
Flint, School District of the City of 9606 2155 22.4
Flushing Community Schools 4240 89 2.1
Forest Academy 85 0 0.0
Forest Area Community Schools 638 8 1.3
Forest Hills Public Schools 10147 5 0.0
Forest Park School District 466 2 0.4
Fortis Academy 678 352 51.9
Four Corners Montessori Academy 305 5 1.6
Fowler Public Schools 548 3 0.5
Fowlerville Community Schools 2998 139 4.6
Francis Reh PSA 366 212 57.9
Frankenmuth School District 1229 6 0.5
Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools 531 20 3.8
Fraser Public Schools 5277 229 4.3
Freeland Community School District 1843 5 0.3
Fremont Public School District 2308 70 3.0
Frontier International Academy 329 10 3.0
Fruitport Community Schools 3048 83 2.7
Fulton Schools 1059 5 0.5
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools 1160 24 2.1
Galien Township School District 126 9 7.1
Garden City, School District of the City of 4758 87 1.8
Gaudior Academy 226 73 32.3
Gaylord Community Schools 3104 90 2.9
Genesee School District 825 10 1.2
George Crockett Academy 420 290 69.0
George Washington Carver Academy 440 0 0.0
Gibraltar School District 3761 216 5.7
Gladstone Area Schools 1565 22 1.4
Gladwin Community Schools 1824 76 4.2
Glen Lake Community Schools 807 11 1.4
Glenn Public School District 42 0 0.0
Global Heights Academy 155 0 0.0
Global Preparatory Academy 162 4 2.5
Gobles Public School District 859 5 0.6
Godfrey-Lee Public Schools 1775 13 0.7
Godwin Heights Public Schools 2143 253 11.8
Goodrich Area Schools 2145 19 0.9
Grand Blanc Academy 417 158 37.9
Grand Blanc Community Schools 8740 32 0.4
Grand Haven Area Public Schools 5963 31 0.5
Grand Ledge Public Schools 5087 59 1.2
Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center 224 18 8.0
Grand Rapids Public Schools 17091 4558 26.7
Grand Traverse Academy 1204 2 0.2
Grandville Public Schools 5672 29 0.5
Grant Public School District 2071 510 24.6
Grant Township S/D #2 6 0 0.0
Grass Lake Community Schools 1273 44 3.5
Grattan Academy 302 0 0.0
Great Lakes Academy 254 221 87.0
Great Oaks Academy 729 386 52.9
Greenville Public Schools 3764 20 0.5
Grosse Ile Township Schools 1862 3 0.2
Grosse Pointe Public Schools 8355 48 0.6
Gull Lake Community Schools 2911 69 2.4
Gwinn Area Community Schools 1212 32 2.6
Hagar Township S/D #6 74 4 5.4
Hale Area Schools 590 86 14.6
Hamilton Community Schools 2648 2 0.1
Hamtramck Academy 494 0 0.0
Hamtramck, School District of the City of 2984 817 27.4
Hancock Public Schools 838 11 1.3
Hanley International Academy 611 0 0.0
Hanover-Horton School District 1288 9 0.7
Harbor Beach Community Schools 535 7 1.3
Harbor Springs School District 879 1 0.1
Harper Creek Community Schools 2532 235 9.3
Harper Woods, The School District of the City of 1231 98 8.0
Harrison Community Schools 1581 360 22.8
Hart Public School District 1269 110 8.7
Hartford Public Schools 1466 75 5.1
Hartland Consolidated Schools 5598 157 2.8
Haslett Public Schools 2706 7 0.3
Hastings Area School District 2857 8 0.3
Hazel Park, School District of the City of 4490 613 13.7
HEART Academy 226 0 0.0
Hemlock Public School District 1259 4 0.3
Henry Ford Academy 517 0 0.0
Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (PSAD) 691 3 0.4
Hesperia Community Schools 1132 115 10.2
Highland Park City Schools 973 557 57.2
Hillman Community Schools 511 67 13.1
Hillsdale Community Schools 1535 107 7.0
Hillsdale Preparatory School 99 0 0.0
Holland City School District 4050 147 3.6
Holly Academy 829 0 0.0
Holly Area School District 3441 347 10.1
Holt Public Schools 5846 278 4.8
Holton Public Schools 911 209 22.9
Homer Community School District 1054 38 3.6
Honey Creek Community School 239 0 0.0
Hope Academy 578 86 14.9
Hope Academy of West Michigan 295 92 31.2
Hope of Detroit Academy 523 20 3.8
Hopkins Public Schools 1595 7 0.4
Houghton Lake Community Schools 1595 162 10.2
Houghton-Portage Township School District 1333 0 0.0
Howell Public Schools 8065 117 1.5
Hudson Area Schools 979 8 0.8
Hudsonville Public School District 6032 17 0.3
Huron Academy 542 6 1.1
Huron School District 2399 45 1.9
Huron Valley Schools 9918 322 3.2
Ida Public School District 1506 25 1.7
Imlay City Community Schools 2189 43 2.0
Inland Lakes Schools 869 31 3.6
International Academy of Flint 1146 187 16.3
International Academy of Saginaw 290 96 33.1
Ionia Public Schools 3081 379 12.3
Ionia Township S/D #2 18 1 5.6
Iron Mountain Public Schools 1180 18 1.5
Ironwood Area Schools of Gogebic County 918 6 0.7
Ishpeming Public School District No. 1 841 5 0.6
Island City Academy 215 14 6.5
Ithaca Public Schools 1322 3 0.2
Jackson Public Schools 6055 1415 23.4
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy 120 33 27.5
Japanese American School of South East Michigan 33 0 0.0
Jefferson Schools (Monroe) 2074 175 8.4
Jenison Public Schools 4652 21 0.5
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools 786 94 12.0
Jonesville Community Schools 1469 16 1.1
Joseph K. Lumsden Bahweting Anishnabe Academy 461 8 1.7
Joy Preparatory Academy 370 13 3.5
Kalamazoo Public Schools 12504 2693 21.5
Kaleva Norman Dickson School District 626 21 3.4
Kalkaska Public Schools 1574 247 15.7
Kearsley Community School District 3155 132 4.2
Kelloggsville Public Schools 2289 83 3.6
Kenowa Hills Public Schools 3311 80 2.4
Kensington Woods High School 141 0 0.0
Kent City Community Schools 1291 27 2.1
Kentwood Public Schools 8720 590 6.8
Keystone Academy 763 10 1.3
Kingsley Area Schools 1462 24 1.6
Kingston Community School District 628 10 1.6
Knapp Charter Academy 752 24 3.2
Laingsburg Community Schools 1166 26 2.2
Lake City Area School District 1158 14 1.2
Lake Fenton Community Schools 1869 68 3.6
Lake Linden-Hubbell School District 515 11 2.1
Lake Orion Community Schools 7705 191 2.5
Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb) 3554 40 1.1
Lakeshore School District (Berrien) 2934 77 2.6
Lakeview Community Schools (Montcalm) 1337 198 14.8
Lakeview Public Schools (Macomb) 3795 102 2.7
Lakeview Sch. District (Calhoun) 3920 279 7.1
LakeVille Community School District 1628 97 6.0
Lakewood Public Schools 2072 370 17.9
Lamphere Public Schools 2739 20 0.7
Landmark Academy 970 0 0.0
L’Anse Area Schools 726 102 14.0
L’Anse Creuse Public Schools 11768 888 7.5
Lansing Charter Academy 565 76 13.5
Lansing Public School District 12754 2189 17.2
Lapeer Community Schools 6026 289 4.8
Laurus Academy 728 384 52.7
Lawrence Public Schools 682 145 21.3
Lawton Community School District 1015 11 1.1
Leelanau Montessori Public School Academy 70 0 0.0
Legacy Charter Academy 521 272 52.2
Leland Public School District 455 2 0.4
Les Cheneaux Community Schools 283 4 1.4
Leslie Public Schools 1378 2 0.1
Life Skills Center of Pontiac 172 60 34.9
Lighthouse Academy 210 47 22.4
Lincoln Consolidated School District 4550 345 7.6
Lincoln Park, School District of the City of 4773 299 6.3
Lincoln-King Academy 489 0 0.0
Linden Charter Academy 739 528 71.4
Linden Community Schools 2966 0 0.0
Litchfield Community Schools 329 9 2.7
Livonia Public Schools School District 15251 86 0.6
Lowell Area Schools 3791 57 1.5
Ludington Area School District 2209 302 13.7
Mackinac Island Public Schools 85 0 0.0
Mackinaw City Public Schools 182 0 0.0
Madison Academy 614 23 3.7
Madison District Public Schools 1332 72 5.4
Madison School District (Lenawee) 1521 66 4.3
Mancelona Public Schools 982 32 3.3
Manchester Community Schools 1203 5 0.4
Manistee Area Public Schools 1692 22 1.3
Manistique Area Schools 842 58 6.9
Manton Consolidated Schools 949 172 18.1
Maple Valley Schools 1223 38 3.1
Mar Lee School District 326 2 0.6
Marcellus Community Schools 797 20 2.5
Marion Public Schools 526 4 0.8
Marlette Community Schools 1022 20 2.0
Marquette Area Public Schools 3007 83 2.8
Marshall Academy 273 30 11.0
Marshall Public Schools 2334 112 4.8
Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center Academy 354 0 0.0
Martin Public Schools 586 2 0.3
Marvin L. Winans Academy of Performing Arts 1278 52 4.1
Marysville Public Schools 2662 6 0.2
Mason Consolidated Schools (Monroe) 1178 76 6.5
Mason County Central Schools 1436 14 1.0
Mason County Eastern Schools 483 19 3.9
Mason Public Schools (Ingham) 2992 74 2.5
Mattawan Consolidated School 3780 4 0.1
Mayville Community School District 779 125 16.0
McBain Rural Agricultural Schools 1097 0 0.0
Melvindale-North Allen Park Schools 2844 182 6.4
Memphis Community Schools 944 1 0.1
Mendon Community School District 709 15 2.1
Menominee Area Public Schools 1675 76 4.5
Meridian Public Schools 1291 197 15.3
Merrill Community Schools 722 23 3.2
Merritt Academy 467 0 0.0
Mesick Consolidated Schools 712 12 1.7
Metro Charter Academy 745 238 31.9
Michigan Center School District 1375 125 9.1
Michigan Connections Academy 663 0 0.0
Michigan Mathematics and Science Academy 240 2 0.8
Michigan Technical Academy 1034 410 39.7
Michigan Virtual Charter Academy 683 18 2.6
Mid Peninsula School District 231 12 5.2
Midland Academy of Advanced and Creative Studies 239 5 2.1
Midland Public Schools 8137 4 0.0
Mid-Michigan Leadership Academy 223 12 5.4
Milan Area Schools 2586 9 0.3
Millington Community Schools 1402 68 4.9
Mio-AuSable Schools 639 4 0.6
Mona Shores Public School District 3793 225 5.9
Monroe Public Schools 6217 432 6.9
Montabella Community Schools 832 77 9.3
Montague Area Public Schools 1472 97 6.6
Montrose Community Schools 1405 177 12.6
Moran Township School District 77 0 0.0
Morenci Area Schools 740 8 1.1
Morey Public School Academy 104 2 1.9
Morley Stanwood Community Schools 1356 120 8.8
Morrice Area Schools 552 10 1.8
Mount Clemens Community School District 1534 8 0.5
Mt. Clemens Montessori Academy 319 0 0.0
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools 2519 335 13.3
Mt. Pleasant City School District 3493 155 4.4
Munising Public Schools 659 1 0.2
Muskegon Heights School District 1368 754 55.1
Muskegon, Public Schools of the City of 4652 54 1.2
Nah Tah Wahsh Public School Academy 177 32 18.1
Napoleon Community Schools 1528 11 0.7
Nataki Talibah Schoolhouse of Detroit 360 6 1.7
Negaunee Public Schools 1452 2 0.1
New Bedford Academy 168 30 17.9
New Beginnings Academy 125 0 0.0
New Branches School 347 42 12.1
New Buffalo Area Schools 657 80 12.2
New Haven Community Schools 1328 62 4.7
New Lothrop Area Public Schools 881 144 16.3
New Paradigm Glazer Academy 177 55 31.1
New Paradigm Loving Academy 188 51 27.1
Newaygo Public School District 1718 405 23.6
NICE Community School District 1230 2 0.2
Niles Community Schools 3781 214 5.7
Noor International Academy 66 0 0.0
North Adams-Jerome Public Schools 434 11 2.5
North Branch Area Schools 2433 298 12.2
North Central Area Schools 458 1 0.2
North Dickinson County Schools 305 1 0.3
North Huron School District 451 11 2.4
North Muskegon Public Schools 997 7 0.7
North Saginaw Charter Academy 425 338 79.5
North Star Academy 257 3 1.2
Northpointe Academy 331 0 0.0
Northport Public School District 152 14 9.2
Northridge Academy 276 58 21.0
Northview Public Schools 3435 124 3.6
Northville Public Schools 6996 3 0.0
Northwest Academy 132 2 1.5
Northwest Community Schools 2871 97 3.4
Norway-Vulcan Area Schools 749 0 0.0
Nottawa Community School 128 0 0.0
Novi Community School District 6274 124 2.0
Nsoroma Institute 221 0 0.0
Oak Park, School District of the City of 4181 151 3.6
Oakland Academy 217 0 0.0
Oakland International Academy 695 17 2.4
Oakridge Public Schools 1873 120 6.4
Ojibwe Charter School 89 4 4.5
Okemos Public Schools 3898 38 1.0
Old Redford Academy 2041 479 23.5
Olivet Community Schools 1561 10 0.6
Onaway Area Community School District 664 9 1.4
Oneida Township S/D #3 13 0 0.0
Onekama Consolidated Schools 419 10 2.4
Onsted Community Schools 1550 52 3.4
Ontonagon Area Schools 409 13 3.2
Orchard View Schools 2656 168 6.3
Oscoda Area Schools 1294 130 10.0
Otsego Public Schools 2353 33 1.4
Outlook Academy 44 12 27.3
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools 1704 96 5.6
Owendale-Gagetown Area School District 199 10 5.0
Owosso Public Schools 3322 144 4.3
Oxford Community Schools 4875 296 6.1
Palo Community School District 79 30 38.0
Pansophia Academy 241 3 1.2
Paragon Charter Academy 700 210 30.0
Paramount Charter Academy 683 92 13.5
Parchment School District 1743 33 1.9
Paw Paw Public School District 2304 80 3.5
Peck Community School District 472 3 0.6
Pellston Public Schools 618 8 1.3
Pennfield Schools 2100 207 9.9
Pentwater Public School District 283 7 2.5
Perry Public Schools 1510 0 0.0
Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools 660 3 0.5
Pickford Public Schools 566 72 12.7
Pierre Toussaint Academy 370 0 0.0
Pinckney Community Schools 4158 88 2.1
Pinconning Area Schools 1473 50 3.4
Pine River Area Schools 1168 207 17.7
Pittsford Area Schools 671 16 2.4
Plainwell Community Schools 2713 21 0.8
Plymouth Educational Center Charter School 1379 1116 80.9
Plymouth-Canton Community Schools 18413 441 2.4
Pontiac Academy for Excellence 1409 15 1.1
Pontiac City School District 5430 384 7.1
Port Hope Community Schools 76 0 0.0
Port Huron Area School District 9757 665 6.8
Portage Public Schools 8671 199 2.3
Portland Public Schools 2029 96 4.7
Posen Consolidated School District No. 9 265 0 0.0
Potterville Public Schools 981 59 6.0
Powell Township Schools 42 0 0.0
Presque Isle Academy II 61 5 8.2
Prevail Academy 598 22 3.7
Public Schools of Calumet 1505 49 3.3
Public Schools of Petoskey 2947 27 0.9
Quest Charter Academy 621 2 0.3
Quincy Community Schools 1278 35 2.7
Rapid River Public Schools 389 5 1.3
Ravenna Public Schools 1064 73 6.9
Reach Charter Academy 701 122 17.4
Reading Community Schools 843 22 2.6
Redford Union Schools, District No. 1 2968 1269 42.8
Reed City Area Public Schools 1533 117 7.6
Reese Public Schools 911 28 3.1
Reeths-Puffer Schools 3802 164 4.3
Regent Park Scholars Charter Academy 433 402 92.8
Relevant Academy of Eaton County 137 0 0.0
Renaissance Public School Academy 345 4 1.2
Republic-Michigamme Schools 141 0 0.0
Richfield Public School Academy 653 47 7.2
Richmond Community Schools 1683 12 0.7
Ridge Park Charter Academy 687 6 0.9
River Rouge, School District of the City of 1147 1 0.1
River Valley School District 688 3 0.4
Riverside Academy 1089 20 1.8
Riverview Community School District 2832 18 0.6
Rochester Community School District 14909 49 0.3
Rockford Public Schools 7877 25 0.3
Rogers City Area Schools 548 3 0.5
Romeo Community Schools 5373 146 2.7
Romulus Community Schools 3336 349 10.5
Roscommon Area Public Schools 1403 27 1.9
Roseville Community Schools 5233 639 12.2
Ross-Hill Academy 205 40 19.5
Rudyard Area Schools 814 29 3.6
Saginaw Preparatory Academy 412 34 8.3
Saginaw Township Community Schools 5060 342 6.8
Saginaw, School District of the City of 7896 1271 16.1
Saline Area Schools 5238 37 0.7
Sand Creek Community Schools 952 4 0.4
Sandusky Community School District 1090 45 4.1
Saranac Community Schools 1152 24 2.1
Saugatuck Public Schools 838 5 0.6
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools 2435 12 0.5
School District of the City of Birmingham 8267 31 0.4
School District of the City of Inkster 2660 168 6.3
School District of the City of Royal Oak 5172 18 0.3
School District of Ypsilanti 3654 0 0.0
Schoolcraft Community Schools 1108 55 5.0
Shelby Public Schools 1505 47 3.1
Shepherd Public Schools 1803 118 6.5
Sigel Township S/D #3F 10 0 0.0
Sigel Township S/D #4F 16 0 0.0
Sigel Township S/D #6 8 0 0.0
Sodus Township S/D #5 64 4 6.3
South Arbor Charter Academy 766 36 4.7
South Canton Scholars Charter Academy 587 2 0.3
South Haven Public Schools 2225 73 3.3
South Lake Schools 2160 103 4.8
South Lyon Community Schools 7056 74 1.0
South Redford School District 3280 182 5.5
Southfield Public School District 7561 23 0.3
Southgate Community School District 5387 799 14.8
Sparta Area Schools 2844 113 4.0
Spring Lake Public Schools 2461 39 1.6
Springport Public Schools 1050 0 0.0
St. Charles Community Schools 1108 56 5.1
St. Clair County Intervention Academy 58 0 0.0
St. Clair County Learning Academy 32 1 3.1
St. Ignace Area Schools 660 1 0.2
St. Johns Public Schools 3204 72 2.2
St. Joseph Public Schools 2786 6 0.2
St. Louis Public Schools 1152 114 9.9
Standish-Sterling Community Schools 1711 15 0.9
Stanton Township Public Schools 140 0 0.0
Star International Academy 1405 0 0.0
Stephenson Area Public Schools 660 5 0.8
Stockbridge Community Schools 1570 56 3.6
Sturgis Public Schools 3287 310 9.4
Summerfield Schools 698 5 0.7
Summit Academy 430 45 10.5
Summit Academy North 1769 106 6.0
Sunrise Education Center 29 2 6.9
Superior Central School District 355 0 0.0
Suttons Bay Public Schools 649 32 4.9
Swan Valley School District 1815 58 3.2
Swartz Creek Community Schools 3963 299 7.5
Tahquamenon Area Schools 755 30 4.0
Tawas Area Schools 1304 111 8.5
Taylor Exemplar Academy 715 20 2.8
Taylor International Academy 283 0 0.0
Taylor School District 7443 541 7.3
Tecumseh Public Schools 2962 129 4.4
Tekonsha Community Schools 286 2 0.7
The Dearborn Academy 519 252 48.6
The Greenspire School 39 0 0.0
Thornapple Kellogg School District 3050 31 1.0
Three Lakes Academy 97 0 0.0
Three Oaks Public School Academy 296 77 26.0
Three Rivers Community Schools 2704 180 6.7
Threshold Academy 184 88 47.8
Timberland Academy 381 52 13.6
Timbuktu Academy of Science and Technology 441 180 40.8
Traverse City Area Public Schools 9769 591 6.0
Traverse City College Preparatory Academy 61 7 11.5
Trenton Public Schools 2617 29 1.1
Tri County Area Schools 2267 226 10.0
Trillium Academy 711 24 3.4
Triumph Academy 632 28 4.4
Troy School District 12306 32 0.3
Ubly Community Schools 793 28 3.5
Union City Community Schools 1140 63 5.5
Unionville-Sebewaing Area S.D. 810 53 6.5
Universal Academy 560 0 0.0
Universal Learning Academy 530 0 0.0
University Preparatory Academy (PSAD) 1727 504 29.2
University Preparatory Science and Math (PSAD) 695 3 0.4
University Yes Academy 269 30 11.2
Utica Community Schools 28697 227 0.8
Van Buren Public Schools 5274 502 9.5
Van Dyke Public Schools 3088 626 20.3
Vanderbilt Area Schools 154 38 24.7
Vanderbilt Charter Academy 448 20 4.5
Vandercook Lake Public Schools 1275 12 0.9
Vanguard Charter Academy 744 0 0.0
Vassar Public Schools 1405 46 3.3
Verona Township S/D #1F 26 0 0.0
Vestaburg Community Schools 710 66 9.3
Vicksburg Community Schools 2506 25 1.0
Victory Academy Charter School 227 120 52.9
Virtual Learning Academy of St. Clair County 169 4 2.4
Vista Charter Academy 720 58 8.1
Vista Meadows Academy 123 17 13.8
Voyageur Academy 834 117 14.0
Wakefield-Marenisco School District 274 1 0.4
Walden Green Montessori 246 2 0.8
Waldron Area Schools 293 34 11.6
Walker Charter Academy 721 16 2.2
Walkerville Public Schools 315 35 11.1
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools 15402 58 0.4
Walton Charter Academy 790 198 25.1
Warren Consolidated Schools 15473 868 5.6
Warren Woods Public Schools 3409 131 3.8
Warrendale Charter Academy 748 388 51.9
Washington-Parks Academy 539 0 0.0
Washtenaw Technical Middle College 399 0 0.0
Waterford School District 10933 169 1.5
Watersmeet Township School District 166 16 9.6
Watervliet School District 1338 134 10.0
Wavecrest Career Academy 110 4 3.6
Waverly Community Schools 2823 207 7.3
Wayland Union Schools 2820 12 0.4
Wayne-Westland Community School District 12266 535 4.4
WayPoint Academy 253 3 1.2
Webberville Community Schools 616 26 4.2
Wells Township School District 15 0 0.0
Wellspring Preparatory High School 190 10 5.3
West Bloomfield School District 6523 111 1.7
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools 2205 98 4.4
West Iron County Public Schools 872 47 5.4
West MI Academy of Arts and Academics 407 21 5.2
West MI Academy of Environmental Science 568 6 1.1
West Michigan Aviation Academy 151 0 0.0
West Ottawa Public School District 7389 427 5.8
West Village Academy 413 290 70.2
Western School District 2927 142 4.9
Weston Preparatory Academy 266 41 15.4
Westwood Community School District 2748 157 5.7
Westwood Heights Schools 949 46 4.8
White Cloud Public Schools 1123 301 26.8
White Pigeon Community Schools 783 4 0.5
White Pine Academy 113 4 3.5
Whitefish Township Schools 46 0 0.0
Whiteford Agricultural School District of the Counties of Lenawee and Monroe 703 3 0.4
Whitehall District Schools 2221 85 3.8
Whitmore Lake Public School District 1104 14 1.3
Whittemore-Prescott Area Schools 1017 368 36.2
Will Carleton Charter School Academy 346 14 4.0
William C. Abney Academy 630 25 4.0
Williamston Community Schools 1872 46 2.5
Willow Run Community Schools 1672 801 47.9
Windemere Park Charter Academy 719 48 6.7
Wolverine Community School District 343 4 1.2
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District 4764 184 3.9
Woodland Park Academy 424 141 33.3
Woodland School 208 0 0.0
Woodmont Academy 375 12 3.2
Woodward Academy 705 43 6.1
Wyandotte, School District of the City of 3961 101 2.5
Wyoming Public Schools 4596 356 7.7
Yale Public Schools 2083 50 2.4
Zeeland Public Schools 5784 86 1.5

5 comments from Bridge readers.Add mine!

  1. David Britten

    The data is interesting which is why our district is leading the ALL DAY, EVERY DAY School Attendance Matters! effort in the City of Wyoming. But keep in mind that the State of Michigan does not define truancy. That is a local Board of Education decision. For some districts, it may be 5 or more absences in a marking period. Others, it might be 10 or more in a semester. Additionally, there is something to say for a state that allows unfettered homeschooling and encourages online learning to also be concerned with whether or not children are in school every day. There’s a mixed message when we talk out of both sides of our mouths about whether or not it’s important for kids to be in the classroom.

  2. Karen Braun

    Mr. Britten your comments about “unfettered” homeschooling is misguided and demonstrates that you may not understand how freedom works in our society.

    In a free society, “we the people” hold our elected and state officials accountable. It is the “unfettered” official who believes that he has the power and authority to regulate the lives of the citizenry that is the problem. NOT the “unfterred” homeschooler who chooses not to use the public school system. Here’s how a news article once said it,

    “The responsibility for raising children, which includes their education, begins and ends with parents. Most parents see definite advantages to delegating some of their schooling responsibilities to professional educators. And many people understand there are definite advantages to contributing to the general education of other people’s kids. But parents are the ones who are directly responsible for their own children.(snip)

    The boss has the right to dictate qualifications for his employees; the employees don’t get to set the qualifications for the boss. The public school system is the employee in this case. Understand that and you’ll see the whole idea of regulating home schools is preposterous.” (end quote)

    The state has enough children directly under their care that are falling through the cracks, regulating the homeschoolers is NOT going to solve that problem. Yes, I know the argument that some who are “truant” claim to homeschool and that is worrisome to you. But the solution is NOT to regulate ALL because some abuse their freedom.

    Remember, you are not the boss of parents but work for them. If a parent chooses not to hire you for the education of their education children, that does NOT give you the right to demand that they report to the state or its agents in the schools.

    Consider, a parent does not report to the Dept. of Transportation if we don’t use public transportation. We don’t report to the DHS if Iwe don’t use public food stamps. Likewise, parents should not be regulated or accountable to MDE if we choose not to use public education. You are providing a service to the public but in no way should those who do not use the service be accountable for what they do instead. What you considered “unfettered” homeschooling many of us call exercising our freedom.

    1. David Britten

      Ms. Braun, I appreciate your civics lesson but as a 22-year retired military officer, I find it unnecessary and your lecture has nothing to do with this thread. Had you read my comment in full context with the original post, my point was why would Bridge Magazine make a big deal out of whether or not a student is in school every day if in Michigan, students don’t even have to be in school while it is in session (private or public schools), particularly those being homeschooled or taking cyber courses? If you are are merely going to cherry-pick one word and turn it into a thesis, then you obviously missed my point entirely. It matters not because we take attendance seriously for those choosing to attend our schools and my original assertion that Michigan does not officially define truancy levels, let alone what kind of absence is actually defined as truancy, still holds.

  3. Sue Stuever Battel

    Clearly, students who are learning online or through homeschooling are not truant. Let’s leave them out of it.

  4. Sarah R.

    What is the source for these data? I don’t see a citation.

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