Atlanta teachers boast some of nation’s highest attendance

Koji Mori, a band director at J.J. Daniell Middle School in Marietta, had perfect attendance for the 2011-2012 school year.
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Koji Mori, a band director at J.J. Daniell Middle School in Marietta, had perfect attendance for the 2011-2012 school year.

Credit: BRANT SANDERLIN / AJC FILE

Credit: BRANT SANDERLIN / AJC FILE

Teachers in Atlanta Public Schools logged some of the best job attendance rates in the nation, according to a new study on teacher absenteeism released today.

The National Council on Teacher Quality looked at attendance for more than 234,000 teachers in 40 large school districts across the country during the 2012-2013 school year. The study found that on average, teachers missed 11 days out of a 186-day school year.

In Atlanta Public Schools, teachers missed an average of nine days and logged an attendance rate of about 95 percent. The district had the 10th highest attendance rate of the districts surveyed, and notably 25 percent or more of Atlanta teachers had excellent attendance.

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