November Attendance Update

(December 1, 2017) – We are pleased to report a 3.6% increase in district-wide attendance through the first 70 days of the school year compared to this time last year.
Proportional attendance is included as part of the state accreditation process for K-12 schools in Missouri. Proportional attendance is the percentage of students who 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 December 1st. This is a significant improvement compared to last fall when 86.3% of students attended at least 90% of the time.   

Several schools saw significant improvements in November compared to the same time last year, including Lafayette (8.2%), Benton (7.6%), Lake (5.9%), Parkway (5.7%), Central (5.5%), Edison (5.1%), Ellison (4.5%), Truman (4.2%), Spring Garden (3.8%), Hyde (3.6%), Skaith (3.4%), Humboldt (3.2%), and Carden Park (2.4%).  

Overall, 13 schools have proportional attendance rates at 90% or better. This is an improvement over last year when only 10 schools met that target and 2 schools had attendance rates below 80%. Great work students, parents and community! Thank you for investing in your future and making regular attendance a priority.