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Every Moment Counts: Building a Strong Foundation Through Attendance

Welcome to the Mustang Middle School Attendance Website, where we recognize that every moment counts. At Mustang Middle School, we recognize that regular attendance is not just a routine but a cornerstone for academic success and personal development. Consistently showing up in the classroom lays the groundwork for a promising future.

Why Attendance Matters:

  • Academic Excellence: Students who attend school consistently are more likely to achieve higher grades, understand key concepts, and keep up with their coursework. Each class, each lesson, and each day is vital.
  • Social Development: Being present at school allows students to form and maintain friendships, creating a supportive community. Every day is an opportunity to build meaningful connections.
  • Future Readiness: Establishing good attendance habits now prepares students for future responsibilities and opportunities. Each moment in school is an investment in their future success.

Discover Our Resources:

This website is dedicated to showcasing the crucial role of attendance in current school performance and future opportunities. Encouraging regular attendance maximizes learning potential and helps students build a solid foundation for their future. Explore the information and resources we've provided to learn more about the impact of consistent attendance and how it contributes to student success.

How Parents Can Support:

  • Set Clear Expectations: Communicate the importance of daily school attendance.
  • Create Routines: Develop regular morning and bedtime routines to ensure students are ready for school each day.
  • Stay Informed: Keep up with school events, holidays, and important dates to prevent unnecessary absences.
  • Schedule Absences: Use the MPS Attendance Calendar to plan absences around days off school, minimizing the impact on attendance due to appointments, vacations, etc.

Supporting Our Broncos:

At Mustang Middle School, we are dedicated to supporting our students in achieving their full potential. Together, we can ensure that every student makes the most of their educational journey. Remember, every moment matters.

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Contact Us


Phone: (405) 376-2448 
Fax: (405) 376-7373

* Students' absent work can be requested if they miss 3 or more days of School.

Reminder:  The MPS Board of Education updated the Student Attendance Policy for 2024-25.

MPS Attendance Policy

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Please be sure to call in your child's absences to the school office as soon as possible.


• Showing up every day is a skill that you are developing that will help you do well in class and with getting and keeping a job later on.

• School only gets harder when you skip a class. Sometimes it’s tempting to skip or stay home because you are tired or don’t understand what’s going on in class. But missing a day only makes that worse because you aren’t learning something that will help you understand a lesson later on.

• If you think missing a day here or there won’t matter, think again. By missing just one day every two weeks, you would be on track to miss two full weeks in a semester or nearly a month of school for the year!

• Did you know that a student who misses 10 days or more during a school year is less likely to graduate from high school and or ever enroll in college?

• Chronic absence can affect your ability to earn a living. Dropouts are less likely to succeed in a career. In fact, a high school graduate makes, on average, $1 million more than a dropout over a lifetime.

• If you’re having trouble getting to school— and have challenges such as transportation, bullies, etc.—tell someone, such as a teacher, guidance counselor or your family, maybe we can help.

Attendance Is Key


Research shows a strong correlation between student attendance and student achievement and, ultimately, graduation rates. In fact, many studies have pointed to student attendance as the best predictor of high school graduation rates.

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