The Texas Education Agency reported that 566 campuses were listed among the worst-performing schools in the state, due to low test scores or “unacceptable” ratings. Included among them was only one in McKinney — McKinney High School.
A story in Tuesday’s Dallas Morning News states that students at these schools are given the right to transfer to other campuses under the state’s Public Education Grant program.
The list was only 369 last year but rose by more than 50 percent, the story stated, “after the state ended a two-year experiment that artificially inflated the performance rating of many schools.”
Statewide, according to the story, only a small number of the estimated 395,000 students eligible to transfer from schools on the list will actually do so, because the state provides no funding for transportation.
Other area schools on the list include Armstrong Middle in Plano and Burnett Junior High in Wylie. Dallas ISD has 43 schools on the list. Arlington ISD has seven schools, Garland, Grand Prairie four and Lancaster one.
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