PRESTONSBURG – Floyd County Superintendent Henry Webb has announced that John M. Stumbo Elementary has won High Attendance Day in the Small Middle School category.
On High Attendance Day, elementary, middle or high schools compete in small school or large school categories and awards are determined statewide based on each individual school’s performance. The school in each category with the highest percentage attendance for that day will be awarded $500. For elementary and middle schools, many can have 100 percent attendance on the day of the competition and ties are broken by attendance on the previous day.
Stumbo Elementary had 100 percent attendance on Thursday, September 24, which was High Attendance Day for the state of Kentucky. Also, Stumo had 100 percent attendance on September 23.
“Congratulations, John M. Stumbo,” Webb commented. “We’re happy that they won the competition but we’re not surprised. Stumbo Middle and Stumbo Elementary have had the highest average yearly attendance in our district for the last eight years and this is their third time winning the State High Attendance Day. Stumbo students and staff prove that regular attendance gives kids more opportunities to learn as the middle school is number one in the state and the elementary is #19 on state assessment.
“Congratulations again to Stumbo Middle students, staff and families as it takes everyone seeing the importance of regular attendance to have this kind of success. We strive to be a district of excellence in every area for our kids and this school is a great example of what excellence looks like in Floyd County Schools.”