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Which school has the best attendance rate? The worst? (And why it matters)

Santa Rosa City Schools has released its annual attendance rates for 2011-12, tallied by school. Here is are the average rates of absenteeism (ranked highest to lowest) on each campus: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Brook Hill, 5 percent Steele Lane, 4.94 percent Doyle Park, 4.71 percent Monroe, 4.57 percent Lincoln, 4.24 percent Biella, 3.91 percent Burbank, 3.46 percent Hidden Valley Satellite, 3.37 percent Helen Lehman, 3.31 percent Hidden Valley, 3.28 percent Proctor Terrace, 3.17 percent   MIDDLE SCHOOL Cook Middle School, 6.79… Read More »

SR Chamber celebrates top teachers

A handful of local teachers were celebrated for excellence in the classroom on the eve of the start of the school year. The annual “Education & Business Partnership Breakfast” put on by the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce celebrated teachers from schools around Santa Rosa with a select few earning special commendation at the Aug. 11 event. Of the 58 educators from preschool programs to community college and four year colleges and universities, eight teachers were selected at top educators… Read More »