As of Tuesday, March 13, 2012
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ATLANTA — Albany, Monroe and Dougherty high schools were among the Georgia Department of Education’s list of the 78 worst performing schools in the state as part of its waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law.
The list sent out Tuesday afternoon identifies the state’s “priority” schools — those that consistently perform poorly on tests or have low graduation rates.
Albany High is designated as a SIG (School Improvement Grant) facility while Dougherty and Monroe were cited for lack of achievement.
Albany and Dougherty are in their fourth consecutive years of NI (Needs Improvement) while Monroe is in its second year.
Other region schools on the list are Randolph (SIG), and Sumter and Terrell County high schools. (Achievement).
The schools on the list will qualify for state assistance aimed at improving student achievement.
The state was one of 10 states to win waivers last month from the highly criticized federal law. More states are expected to apply for relief.
The other designations for school performance under Georgia’s waiver are: alert schools, focus schools and reward schools. All designations will be handed out by the Fall.