Alabama releases 2019 list of ‘failing’ schools

Alabama releases 2019 list of ‘failing’ schools

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama education officials have released the 2019 list of schools labeled as “failing” because of low test scores.

Seventy-six schools were labeled as failing on the list released last week by the Alabama Department of Education. The schools scored in the bottom six percent of standardized test scores for reading and math.

Parents of students enrolled in schools labeled as failing can request a transfer to another public school

The 2013 Alabama Accountability Act sets the criteria for what is considered a failing school.

As in past years, the 2019 list is dominated by high-poverty schools.

The list of failing schools from the Alabama Department of Education is below.

Schools scoring in the bottom 6% under the Alabama Accountabilty Act for 2019
System School
Barbour County Barbour County High School
Bullock County South Highlands Middle School
Bullock County Bullock County High School
Chambers County John P Powell Middle School
Choctaw County Choctaw County High School
Dallas County Keith Middle-High School
Dallas County Southside High School
Dallas County Tipton Durant Middle School
Escambia County Escambia County High School
Greene County Greene County High School
Greene County Robert Brown Middle School
Hale County Greensboro High School
Jefferson County Center Point High School
Lee County Loachapoka High School
Lowndes County Calhoun High School
Lowndes County Central High School
Mobile County Ben C Rain High School
Mobile County Booker T Washington Middle School
Mobile County Calloway Smith Middle School
Mobile County Mobile County Training Middle School
Mobile County Morningside Elementary School
Mobile County Pillans Middle School
Mobile County Chastang-Fournier Middle School
Mobile County CF Vigor High School
Mobile County Lillie B Williamson High School
Monroe County Monroe County High School
Montgomery County Bellingrath Middle School
Montgomery County Capitol Heights Middle School
Montgomery County Chisholm Elementary School
Montgomery County Davis Elementary School
Montgomery County Highland Gardens Elementary School
Montgomery County Jefferson Davis High School
Montgomery County Johnson Elementary School
Montgomery County Lanier Senior High School
Montgomery County Nixon Elementary School
Montgomery County Southlawn Middle School
Perry County Francis Marion School
Perry County Robert C Hatch High School
Sumter County Kinterbish Junior High School
Sumter County York West End Junior High School
Sumter County Sumter Central High School
Wilcox County Wilcox Central High School
Wilcox County Camden School Of Arts & Technology
Bessemer City Bessemer City High School
Birmingham City Bush Hills Academy
Birmingham City Charles A Brown Elementary School
Birmingham City George Washington Carver High School
Birmingham City Green Acres Middle School
Birmingham City Hayes K-8
Birmingham City Hudson K-Eight School
Birmingham City Huffman Middle School
Birmingham City Huffman High School-Magnet
Birmingham City Inglenook School
Birmingham City Jackson-Olin High School
Birmingham City Parker High School
Birmingham City WE Putnam Middle School-Magnet
Birmingham City Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School
Birmingham City Robinson Elementary School
Birmingham City Smith Middle School
Birmingham City Arrington Middle School
Birmingham City Washington Elementary School
Birmingham City Jones Valley Middle School
Birmingham City Wenonah High School
Birmingham City Woodlawn High School-Magnet
Dothan City Honeysuckle Middle School
Fairfield City Fairfield High Preparatory School
Fairfield City Robinson Elementary School
Huntsville City Jemison High School
Huntsville City Lakewood Elementary School
Huntsville City Ronald McNair 7-8
Linden City George P Austin Junior High School
Midfield City Midfield High School
Selma City Selma High School
Selma City R.B.Hudson Middle School
Tarrant City Tarrant High School
Tuscaloosa City Westlawn Middle School

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