The Pescadero Elementary and Middle School has been ranked in the lowest five percent in the state.
Sharon Noguchi at MercuryNews.com has more:
They are among the 188 schools that the California Department of Education labeled Monday morning as the state’s bottom 5 percent of schools, which must be restructured in 2010-11. That means the campuses must be closed or converted to a charter, or the principal or staff replaced, or other reforms instituted. The list is based on the portion of the schools’ students who test proficient or above on annual standardized tests.
California is naming the lowest-ranking schools as a result of legislation tied to its application for several pots of federal stimulus funds, including the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the School Improvement Grant program and the Race to the Top program.
Click here to see the entire list of “Tier 1” schools named by the State Board of Education.