Lowndes has one failing school on the 2018 list while two have been removed
Published 12:40 am Thursday, January 25, 2018
By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal
While the Calhoun School remains, two Lowndes County Schools have come off the Alabama Failing Schools List for 2018.
The January 2018 failing schools list, as defined by the Alabama Accountability Act of 2015, includes schools in the lowest 6 percent of schools and includes only one Lowndes County School, the Calhoun School.
Per the Alabama Accountability Act, “Failing Schools” are the bottom 6 percent of public Alabama schools for the 2016-2017 school year based on the state’s standardized assessment (ACT Aspire and Alabama Alternate Assessment) in reading and math.
Previously, the January 2017 failing schools list included the Calhoun School, Central High School and Fort Deposit Elementary.
Lowndes County School Superintendent Dr. Daniel Boyd acknowledged that Calhoun remains on the list in 2018. But regarding the removal of Central High School and Fort Deposit, said of the positive accomplishment, “I am proud that we were able to get two schools off this list. We still have a considerable amount of work to do, and I am hopeful that we will not have a single school on the list next year.”