Neal, ECHS on fail list of schools

Superintendent said steps are being made to brings up scores

W.S. Neal High School and Escambia County High School have landed on the list of ‘failing schools’, receiving an ‘F’ based on the scores of 11th grade ACT tests taken last spring.

The grade comes from 2013’s Alabama Accountability Act, which requires the bottom 6 percent of schools to be labeled as failing based on those ACT test scores from the previous spring.

Escambia County Superintendent Michele McClung said when she saw their ACT scores when she stepped foot on the job and she knew they would be listed as failing schools so she was prepared.

“We’ve done a lot of work to...

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