MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Accountability reports released by the Alabama Department of Education show that more than 75 percent of
Alabama public schools have improved enough to achieve the goal set
by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.
The accountability reports were released Monday during a meeting of the Alabama Board of Education.
The report showed that of Alabama's 1,375 public schools, 1,033
met 100 percent of goals. The goals include students showing academic improvement and showing up for classes. The attendance
goal for Alabama schools was adjusted from 95 percent to 90 percent
because of an outbreak of the swine flu.
The report shows Alabama's graduation rate for the class of 2009
was 87 percent. That's below the state's goal of 90 percent.
Some of the ones that did not make it are in the Wiregrass area.
Those include Dothan and Northview High Schools and Girard and Honeysuckle Middle Schools in the Dothan City School System.
In the Houston County System, Ashford High and Elementary as well as middle schools in Rehobeth and Wicksburg also failed to make adequate yearly progress.
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