SUPERINTENDENT ROY BROOKS' CHALLENGE FOR ATTENDANCE IMPROVEMENT IS MET Superintendent Dr. Roy Brooks constantly reminds all assembles meetings that school attendance is critical to reach his goal of "becoming one of the highest-achieving rural schools districts in Georgia." On the final day of the 2011 calendar year, Coach Jimmy Green, School Attendance Officer for Sumter County Schools, delivered a 97% attendance report, some 10 points better than the same time one year previous. Additionally, Coach Green also shared trend attendance numbers.. For Cherokee Elementary School, Sumter County Elementary School, Sumter County Middle School, and Staley Middle School , the average was 97%. Sumter County Primary, Americus-Sumter North Campus and Americus-Sumter South Campus reported a 96% attendance for latest report. Sarah Cobb Elementary School topped the attendance report with a 98% report.
Since the introduction of compilation of attendance records in 2006, the district average is 96% for all schools. "We are not yet where I would like for us to be. Sarah Cobb Elementary attendance was 98% for this reporting period. With additional emphasis on the importance of school attendance and this partnership with parents, school officials and law enforcement of Sumter County, we will enjoy even better numbers in the future. Without the constant help of school administrators we could not post such good numbers," said Coach Green.
Here, Coach Jimmy Green presents certificates of appreciation. From left, Dr. Roy Brooks, Mrs. Cindy Hughes-Sumter County Primary, Dr. Wanda Jackson- Cherokee Elementary, Mr. Walter Knighton-Americus Sumter South Campus, Ms. Stacy Mack-Americus-Sumter North Campus, Mrs. Victoria Harris-Staley Middle School, Mrs. Barbara Watford-Sarah Cobb Elementary, and Coach Jimmy Green.