Get Schooled Announces Attendance Challenge Winners

Two-thirds of active schools increased their attendance this fall, with attendance increases as high as 4%!

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This past fall, more than 111,274 students from 145 middle and high schools across the country competed in the Get Schooled 2017 Fall Attendance Challenge. Students, staff, and districts collaborated together to increase attendance rates and tackle absenteeism. Over 146 Student Ambassadors, led by their counselors, used the momentum of the Challenge to raise their attendance and to motivate their classmates to come into school every day. It was a collaborative effort, and the results speak for themselves: Two-thirds of active schools increased their attendance this fall, with attendance increases as high as 4%!

Congratulations to Wilburton High School for being our 2017 Fall Attendance Challenge national winner. For the past three months Wilburton High School, located in Wilburton, Oklahoma,  has put time and effort into competing in the Attendance Challenge. They  used their Student Ambassadors to rally everyone in their school to remain active on the website every day,check-in to school to gain more points, and most importantly they had their students show up to school every day!

We also want to recognize our second and third place winners, Fleming Middle School in Houston, Texas, and Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women in Baltimore, Maryland, who will each receive a $1,000 grant. Overall, these two schools increased their attendance by an average of 6%!

Congrats again to all of our winners! Thank you to all the teachers, counselors, administrators, and students for making this a successful Attendance Challenge!