Anatomy of an attendance rate

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Chicago’s first-day attendance includes elementary schools, high schools and charters. For all school types, the number of students who actually showed up is compared to enrollment estimates that were done last winter.

  First day membership Attendance rate
Districtwide 379,438 93.7 percent
High schools 101,860 100 percent
Elementary schools 247,181 87.9 percent
Charters 29,938* 98 percent*

Note: Charter attendance based partly on district’s assumption that all seats were filled at charters that didn’t report first-day figures. Among charters that did report, attendance was 85 percent.