Student data and performance indicators

Student attendance

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Student attendance data

We define absent days as school days missed by students enrolled at Yukon public schools for that school year. Partial days missed are appropriately incorporated as part of the count. Absent days do not include self-paced programs, such as the Individual Learning Centre or Learning Together, or K4 or home education students.

Average days absent per student, 2015-16 to 2017-18

2017-18 20/40/60/80+ student absent days


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Every Student, Every Day student attendance initiative

We continue working to improve student attendance rates in all Yukon schools, given that regular attendance at school is important for the development of a student’s academic and social-emotional skills.

Since 2012, we have been working with the Victoria Gold Student Encouragement Society on the Every Student, Every Day initiative. This initiative raises funds for school and community-based projects that improve attendance and supports the success of Yukon students. Each year, the society holds a fundraising gala to raise funds for the initiative. The department then provides additional funding up to $25,000, with the total available funds awarded to projects proposed by schools, First Nations, school councils, parents, teachers, community organizations and other groups interested in finding innovative and creative ways to improve student attendance and engagement.

We collect data to examine the impact of the school-based projects being funded through this initiative and to determine whether student attendance is improving as a result of these projects.

Find out more about the Every Student, Every Day initiative.

Funds awarded by Every Student, Every Day to help improve student attendance for the 2019-20 school year

Ross River School – $5,535.00
Continental-style breakfast for students as an incentive to arrive at school on time.

Ta’an Kwach’an Council – $3,400.00
Attendance incentive program for 34 Ta’an Kwach’an Council citizens in Whitehorse schools.

Gadzoos'daa Student Residence – $10,000.00
Daily attendance incentive program for residence students attending school in Whitehorse (away from their home communities).

Kwanlin Dun First Nation – $4,475.00
Attendance program focused on high school students and parental involvement with regular attendance.

Individual Learning Centre (ILC) – $1,650.00
Program sharing First Nations’ ways of knowing and doing through traditional land-based activities.

Individual Learning Centre (ILC) – $2,950.00
Increased student attendance through strategies for students to address anxiety and depression.

Individual Learning Centre (ILC) – $6,750.00
Two full-day art camps at Jackson Lake Healing Camp a/o the Yukon Wildlife Preserve with credit towards Art 10/11/12, while learning about culture, art and music.

Individual Learning Centre (ILC) – $4,590.00
Provision of a healthy breakfast to increase the number of students arriving between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m.

Individual Learning Centre (ILC) – $2,100.00
Connecting students to the local arts and culture community.

Porter Creek Secondary School – $10,000.00
Rainbow Connection Initiative; supporting a feeling of safety and engagement for students who self-identify as LGBTQ2S+.

Robert Service School – $1,900.00
Open gym at 8:00 a.m. to provide a safe, warm space for students to ensure a positive start to the school day.

Robert Service School – $2,000.00
Drin Hǫzǫ Breakfast and Shi Lëkąy Lunch Programs.

Jack Hulland Elementary School – $3,050.00
Individualized Attendance Improvement Plans.

J.V. Clark School – $5,000.00
Attendance initiative spanning K-12.

Hidden Valley Elementary School – $4,000.00
Multi-use outdoor space to facilitate student engagement and attendance through experiential learning with a cultural programming focus.

Takhini Elementary School – $11,750.00
Provision of more functional furniture to help accommodate students’ different learning styles.

Eliza Van Bibber School – $3,600.00
A soft-start morning via subjects’ students enjoy with time to connect with peers.

F.H. Collins Secondary School – $5,600.00
Enrichment opportunities through technologies to inspire and engage high-rise students.

Youth Achievement Centre – Education Outreach Program – $3,000.00
Music initiative for at risk and vulnerable youth.

Teen Parent Centre – $3,500.00
Weekly Attendance Incentive Program.

Elijah Smith Elementary School – $5,150.00
Connected program to build a strong sense of belonging, pride and community, while decreasing bullying and student transfer to other schools.

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