New list of worst schools in Texas includes host of San Antonio campuses
New information from the Texas Education Agency shows that the number of "worst schools in Texas" has decreased since last year. TEA recently released its 2017-18 Public Education Grant list,reporting that 1,379 schools are underperforming.
That figure is an improvement from the previous list, which included 1,532 schools. However, in 2015-16, there were 1,199 campuses on the list; in 2014-15, the total was only 892.
To be included, schools have either received an "Improvement Required" rating from TEA in the past three years or have a 50 percent or lower passing rate for standardized testing in two of the past three years. The list is published in accordance with the Public Education Grant, which allows parents to transfer children out of schools on the list of low performers.
There are 65 schools from the four main San Antonio school districts on the list, three more than last year.
Forty-two San Antonio ISD campuses are included: 24 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, three high schools, and two academies. There are eight North East ISD campuses (seven elementary schools and one middle school) on the list, as well as eight Northside ISD campuses(five elementary schools, two middle schools, and theNorthwest School). South San Antonio ISD has seven campuses on the list: four elementary and three middle schools.
Other San Antonio-area districts on the list include Edgewood ISD (nine schools), Southwest ISD (three schools), Harlandale ISD (four schools), and Southside ISD (six schools).