Some Area Schools Fall Short Of Academic Goals

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Slightly more schools and school districts
failed this year to show adequate progress in improving students'
scores on math and reading tests.

The state Department of Education says 19 districts and 36
schools with high concentrations of poor students are listed "on
improvement" for 2008-09.

Their status is based on standardized tests in the spring. Last
year, 16 high-poverty districts and 35 schools were on improvement. The Wichita, Haysville, Salina, El Dorado and Garden City districts are among those identified for improvement according to the Kansas State Department of Education.

Area schools identified for improvement include;

  • Wichita
    Clark Elementary-reading
    Cloud Elementary-reading and math
    Curtis Middle School-reading and math
    Hamilton Middle School-reading and math
    Harry St. Elementary-reading
    Irving Elementary-reading
    Jardine Middle Magnet-reading and math
    Marshall Middle School-reading and math
    Mead Middle School-reading and math
    Pleasant Valley Middle School-reading and math
    Truesdell Middle School-reading and math

  • Salina
    Lakewood Middle School-math

  • Garden City
    Alta Brown Elementary-reading

  • Liberal

    Liberal South Middle School

  • Ulysses

    Kepley Middle School

    To see the entire state list, click on the link below.

    The targets for students' scores continue to increase because of
    the federal No Child Left Behind law. All students must be
    proficient in reading and math.

    And Education Commissioner Alexa Posny noted that even with the
    small increase, 94 percent of Kansas schools are still showing
    adequate progress.

  • The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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