State of Education
New information from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) shows that the number of "worst schools in Texas" has increased significantly since last year. TEA has released its latest Public Education Grant list, reporting that 1,532 schools are underperforming.
That figure has grown by more than 300 since 2014 when the total was 1,199 schools. The year before, there were only 892 schools on the list.
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 62 schools from the four main San Antonio school districts on the list.
Thirty-nine San Antonio ISD campuses are included: 23 elementary schools, 13 middle schools, and three high schools. North East ISD has 10 campuses on the list: nine elementary schools and one middle school. There are seven South San Antonio ISD campuses (five elementary and two middle schools) as well as six Northside ISD campuses (four elementary and two middle schools).
Other San Antonio-area districts on the list include Edgewood ISD (10 schools), Southwest ISD (seven schools), Harlandale ISD (four schools), and Southside ISD (six schools).
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