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Seven schools released from state's priority list

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Seven Michigan schools are no longer on the state’s priority list.

State law requires the Michigan School Reform Office to name schools in the bottom 5 percent.

Since the list of schools were released in 2015, seven of those named have showed significant and rapid turnaround, the office said.

“These seven schools provide a great example of how some tough and thoughtful decisions by local leaders can lead to rapid turnaround in academic performance,” said School Reform Officer Natasha Baker. “It is our goal to assist school leaders in their turnaround efforts and reward them when rapid and sustained improvement is achieved. Our research has shown that schools who sustain two years above the 15th percentile are not likely to return to the bottom 5 percent.”

The seven schools released – Decatur, Edsel Ford, Lincoln, Madison and Vestaburg Community high schools, as well as Frontier International Academy and Eisenhower School, showed improvement and ranked above the 15th percentile for two cycles.

The 2016 Top-to-Bottom is expected to be released later this year.

For more information about the Michigan State School Reform/Redesign Office, click here

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