Graves School District ranks sixth in attendance statewide | Schools
GRAVES COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The "Superintendent's Annual Attendance Report" from the Kentucky Department of Education has ranked the Graves County School District sixth among some 174 Kentucky public school districts in student attendance.
Seven of the top nine districts are independent districts, meaning they serve only one town or city. Only Hickman County, ranked fourth, and Graves County are not independent districts among the top nine. The only district ranked ahead of Graves County with an enrollment that’s even half the size of Graves County’s is Fort Thomas Independent, with an average daily membership of approximately 2,700. Graves County’s average daily membership is approximately 4,500.
“We are ecstatic that our students, parents, and schools have done such a tremendous job of getting kids to school,” said Graves County Assistant Superintendent/director of pupil personnel Jennifer Smith. “Graves County is the fifth largest county geographically and we have a large enrollment compared to so many other districts. That makes this achievement even more special because our students overcome a lot of barriers in everyday life that can get in the way of attendance. I believe our families are committed to attendance because they know how important it is for learning.”
Graves County has ranked among the top ten districts in attendance for a decade or more and this latest annual report records the district’s highest ranking yet.
The Jackson Purchase as a whole did very well in attendance, according to the report. Ten of the 12 school districts in Kentucky’s eight westernmost counties rank in the top 30.
The Kentucky Directors of Pupil Personnel designated Tuesday, Sept. 18, as High Attendance Day in the Commonwealth’s schools. The organization will provide awards to the schools with highest attendance in elementary, middle, and high school categories. Graves County’s Cuba and Fancy Farm elementary schools have won the award in past years.
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