3 Huntsville schools on state's 2018 failing schools list

3 Huntsville schools on state's 2018 failing schools list

HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama State Department of Education has released its annual list of failing schools across the state.

Only three schools from north Alabama made the list. All three are in Huntsville.

The schools named are Jemison High School, Lee High School and Ronald McNair 7-8.

Huntsville City Schools issued the following statement in response to the list:

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) released this year's list of "failing" schools, as defined under the Alabama Accountability Act. The results are based on one standardized test, the ACT Aspire, taken on one day of the school year. The formula, as defined in the state law, simply takes the bottom six percent to compile the list, and the law does not consider any other aspects about a school. In June 2017, the ALSDE voted to stop the ACT Aspire because the test did not align to what our teachers are required to teach in the classroom.

Click here for the full 2018 failing school list.

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