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Eight AISD schools fail to meet state standards

Friday, August 19, 2016 by Courtney Griffin

Eight schools within the Austin Independent School District failed to meet state standards for the 2015-2016 school year. The list includes two high schools (credit-recovery Graduation Preparatory Academy at Lanier and the International High School), four middle schools (Burnet, Dobie, Mendez and Gus Garcia Young Men’s Leadership Academy) and two elementary schools (Pickle and Norman). However, only Mendez Middle School failed to meet standards for the third year in a row, which triggers the implementation of a state-required turnaround plan. Luckily, AISD has had some recent success lately with habitually failing schools. This year, Martin Middle School “met standard” after failing to do so for the previous three years. In addition last year, Eastside Memorial High School (formerly Johnston High School) “met standard” after, in 2008, becoming the first school in Texas to close because of poor performance.

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