Failing Alabama schools list for 2019 released

Failing Alabama schools list for 2019 released

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - The Alabama Department of Education has released its latest list of failing public schools, as required by the Alabama Accountability Act.

Students at schools on the list are allowed to transfer to non-failing public or private schools with their families being eligible for a tax credit to help pay for tuition.

Statewide, there were 76 schools on the list, up one from 2018. [Full list here.] The schools on the state’s failing list in the WSFA 12 News viewing area include:

Barbour County saw a single school on the list, and it was the same school deemed failing in 2018.

  1. Barbour County High School

Bullock County increased its number of failing schools over the past year from one to two.

  1. South Highlands Middle School (New to the list)
  2. Bullock County High School

Dallas County saw the same three schools that were failing in 2018 on the list again for 2019.

  1. Keith Middle-High School
  2. Southside High School
  3. Tipton Durant Middle School

Lee County did not have a school on the failing list in 2018. That changed for 2019.

  1. Loachapoka High School (New to the list)

Lowndes County increased its number of failing schools over the past year from one to two.

  1. Calhoun High School
  2. Central High School (New to the list)

Lowndes County Superintendent Jason Burroughs says he is disappointed to have two schools in the bottom six percent but says the results did show progress.

“Both high schools made progress on the recently released A-F report card moving them from D to C schools. Although these are two different assessments, we still saw marginal progress on the accountability report. However, the results still show us that we have a lot of work to do. My team and I are committed to working harder each and every day to prepare the students in Lowndes County.” Burroughs said.

Montgomery County saw its overall number of failing schools decrease from 11 to 10 in 2019, but several new schools replaced others that are now passing.

  1. Bellingrath Middle School
  2. Capitol Heights Middle School
  3. Chisholm Elementary School (New to the list)
  4. Davis Elementary School
  5. Highland Gardens Elementary School (New to the list)
  6. Jefferson Davis High School
  7. Johnson Elementary School (New to the list)
  8. Lanier Senior High School
  9. Nixon Elementary School
  10. Southlawn Middle School (New to the list)

MPS schools that were taken off the latest list include: Carver High School, Fews Secondary Acceleration Academy, Highland Avenue Elementary School, Lee High School, and Park Crossing High School.

Perry County didn’t have any failing schools on the list in 2018 but saw two added to the list in 2019.

  1. Francis Marion School (New to the list)
  2. Robert C. Hatch High School (New to the list)

Wilcox County saw the same two schools that were failing in 2018 on the list again for 2019.

  1. Wilcox Central High School
  2. Camden School of Arts and Technology

Dothan City saw the same school that was failing in 2018 on the list again for 2019.

  1. Honeysuckle Middle School

Linden City saw the same school that was failing in 2018 on the list again for 2019.

  1. George P. Austin Junior High School

Selma City saw the same two schools that were failing in 2018 on the list again for 2019.

  1. Selma High School
  2. R.B. Hudson Middle School

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