UPDATE: State Releases List of Failing Alabama Schools

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78 Alabama schools have been classified as failing by the Alabama Department of Education under the Alabama Accountability Act:

The two area schools that have made the list are Barbour County Junior High School and Samson Middle School.

The complete list is as follows:
--Barbour County
Barbour County Junior High School
--Bullock County
Bullock County High School
--Chambers County
Lafayette Eastside Elementary School
John P Powell Middle School
--Cullman County
Cullman Child Development Center
--Dallas County
Brantley Elementary School
Keith Middle-High School
Southside High School
Tipton Durant Middle School
--Geneva County
Samson Middle School
--Greene County
Greene County High School
Carver Middle School
--Hale County
Greensboro High School
--Jefferson County
Brighton Middle School
Center Point High School
--Lowndes County
Hayneville Middle School
Lowndes County Middle School
--Macon County
Notasulga High School
Tuskegee Institute Middle School
--Marengo County
John Essex High School
Marengo High School
--Mobile County
Augusta Evans School
Booker T Washington Middle School
Mae Eanes Middle School
Mobile County Training Middle School
Scarborough Middle School
--Montgomery County
Bellingrath Middle School
Brewbaker Middle School
Capitol Heights Middle School
Children's Center
Floyd Elementary School
Goodwyn Middle School
McKee Middle School
Southlawn Middle School
--Perry County
Marion High School
--Pickens County
Pickens County High School
--Russell County
Russell County Middle School
--Shelby County
Linda Nolen Learning Center
--Sumter County
Kinterbish Junior High School
North Sumter Junior High School
York West End Junior High School
--Tuscaloosa County
Davis-Emerson Middle School
--Washington County
McIntosh High School
--Wilcox County
Camden School Of Arts & Technology
--Anniston City
Anniston Middle School
--Birmingham City
Bush Middle School-Magnet
Center Street Middle
Green Acres Middle School
Hayes K-8 (formerly Whatley K-8 School)
Hill Elementary School
Martha Gaskins Middle School
WE Putnam Middle School-Magnet
Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School
Robinson Elementary School
Arrington Middle School
Wylam K-8
--Decatur City
Brookhaven Middle School
--Fairfield City
Forest Hills Middle School
--Gadsden City
Litchfield Middle School
--Huntsville City
SR Butler High School
Chapman Middle School
Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School
Davis Hills Middle School
Edward White Middle School
JO Johnson High School
Lakewood Elementary School
James Dawson Elementary
Westlawn Middle School
--Lanett City
Lanett Junior High School
--Linden City
George P Austin Junior High School
Linden Elementary School
--Midfield City
Midfield High School
--Selma City
R.B.Hudson Middle School
--Talladega City
Zora Ellis Junior High School
--Tarrant City
Tarrant Middle School
--Tuscaloosa City
Martin L King Jr Elementary School
Central High School
Westlawn Middle School

According to the Associated Press, the names of the schools that are failing under the Alabama law lets parents receive tax credit for sending their children to a better school.

State Superintendent Tommy Bice held a news conference in Montgomery on Tuesday morning to make the names public.

The schools are being labeled as failing under the Alabama Accountability Act, passed by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature this year.

Parents are eligible for tax credits if they transfer students out of schools that are considered as failing under the legislation.

The tax credits are worth about $3,500 annually. Parents can receive the credits if they send children to private academies or public schools that aren't considered to be failing.

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