Three Washtenaw County high schools on low-achieving list
Updated story: Lowest-performing school list includes 3 Washtenaw County high schools Three Washtenaw County high schools are on a list of 98 low-achieving schools the state released today.
The schools are Lincoln, Willow Run and Ypsilanti high schools.
Schools placed on the persistently low-achieving list are required to develop and implement redesign plans approved by the State School Reform Office in the Michigan Department of Education. Ypsilanti and Willow Run high schools also were on the list last year.
The state is required to develop the list under federal law. This is the second year the state has released the list.
The state also released top-to-bottom rankings of school performance today and many Ann Arbor-area schools ranked near the top.
Schools are identified under a formula that considers student proficiency levels and academic improvement rates in math and reading only. Also considered is whether a school is in one of three federal school sanctions levels (corrective action, restructuring, or improvement); and whether a secondary school had a graduation rate below 60 percent.
Once on the list, a school is required to develop and implement an approved redesign plan. The school remains under the supervision of the school reform officer until it’s determined that the school has made significant improvement in pupil achievement and the state superintendent of public instruction releases it from the measures that have been imposed under state law.