Attendance, Truancy & Dropout Prevention


School Success Begins with Attendance

Be here… get ahead!

When it comes to school,
students who miss school...
...miss out.

Attendance boosts student achievement, improves the quality of your child's educational experience, and it prepares them for college, good careers, and a chance for success in life. Studies show that over an adult's working life, high school graduates can expect to earn, on average,$1.2 million.**

Being in school every day is important. For every day of school missed, it takes two or more days for a student to catch up. Except in the case of illness, most school absences can be avoided with a little extra effort.

Parents, help us to eliminate absences that can be prevented by working:

  • to schedule medical and other appointments outside school hours.
  • by making sure your children get plenty of sleep.
  • by making sure they get to school on time, everyday!
  • to call the school office or send in a note to make sure an absence is not logged as “unexcused.”

Give your child every opportunity to succeed in Waco ISD and graduate to success, by encouraging them to be here and get ahead.

Remember: Be Here… get ahead! Every 1 counts!

Coming soon are some resources to help you support your child's school attendance. Stay tuned to learn more about Waco ISD's attendance program.

"WakeUP Waco!!

Be Here… get ahead!
Every 1 counts!"

Contact Us

501 Franklin Ave.
P.O. Box 27
Waco, TX 76703-0027
Phone: (254) 755-9473