Number of Failing Texas Schools Nearly Doubles
The number of campuses on the annual list of the worst public schools in Texas surged this year, as a new school rating system helped push hundreds of campuses below minimum achievement levels.
The Texas Education Agency reported Thursday that 892 campuses — including 57 in the Dallas school district — have been identified as low performers because of poor test scores or unacceptable ratings under the state’s Public Education Grant program.
That number nearly doubled from last year, when 456 campuses were singled out for low performance.
Under the program, students in those schools have the right to transfer to another campus either in their home district or any neighboring district that agrees to accept them. Typically, few do so because transportation isn’t included.