School attendance matters. The Cocke County Schools Attendance Office lives by that slogan because being present plays a significant role in learning. Research shows that as the number of times a child is absent from school grows, the more difficult their climb to academic success becomes. We have a dedicated staff of educators across Cocke County Schools who are prepared to deliver quality instruction daily to our students. However, it’s hard to teach an empty seat.
The Attendance Office works with school administrators and their attendance teams to implement Board of Education policies related to school attendance. We monitor school attendance on a regular basis and work with students and their families to get to the root cause of absenteeism and develop plans for making school attendance a priority. With changes in state laws regarding school attendance in recent years, our goal is to make sure all students and their family members are aware of the attendance policies and the corrective measures that are required of school districts across Tennessee.
There is a link to the Cocke County Schools Board of Education policies related to school attendance on this page. In addition, you will also find research-based findings about how important school attendance in younger grades is in predicting future success.