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What's your school's attendance rate?

This week, we bring you a database with attendance rates from 2007, 2008 and 2009 for every traditional public and charter school in Western New York. This is the most recent data available from the state.

For a complete explanation of the data, scroll down below the database.

As always, to make multiple selections, hold down the control key (PC) or the shift key (Mac).To do a new search, click here. You can sort by various columns by clicking on each column heading.

Online Database by Caspio

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Here's State Ed's definition of these numbers: "Annual attendance rate is determined by dividing the school’s total actual attendance by the total possible attendance for a school year. A school’s actual attendance is the sum of the number of students in attendance on each day the school was open during the school year. Possible attendance is the sum of the number of enrolled students who should have been in attendance on each day the school was open during the school year."

- Mary Pasciak

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