September Attendance Update

(October 3, 2017) – Attendance data from the month of September were released earlier today. We are pleased to report a 2.9% increase in district-wide attendance through the first thirty days of the school year compared to this time last year.

Proportional attendance is included as part of the accreditation process for K-12 schools in Missouri. The “proportional attendance rate” is the percentage of students attending school at least 90% of the time.  Approximately 89.9% of students in the St. Joseph School District have attended school at least 90% of the time through September 29th. This is a significant improvement over attendance last September when 87.0% of students attended at least 90% of the time.   

Several schools saw significant improvements in September compared to the same timeframe last year, including Lafayette (7.5%), Skaith (6.7%), Pickett (5.7%), Edison (5.2%), Spring Garden (4.8%), Lindbergh (4.1%), Benton (4%), Ellison (4%), Lake (4%), Parkway (3.3%), Central (3.1%), Bode (2.7%), Pershing (2.8%), Truman (2.7%), and Humboldt (2%).  

We are pleased by the strong start to the school year this fall.  Keep up the good work students!  Showing up each day not only helps you learn important content, but it helps you develop critical employability and life skills.