Business & Education
10:47 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Schools Failing Under Alabama Accountability Act

Seventy-eight Alabama schools from both urban and rural areas are on the state's list of schools that are failing under a new law.

   The list released Tuesday includes many schools from the state's Black Belt region and city or county systems around Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery.

   Parents who want to remove their children from the schools and send them to better ones can receive tax credits under the Alabama Accountability Act, passed by the state's Republican-controlled Legislature this year.

   The tax credits are worth about $3,500 annually. Parents can receive the credits if they send children to private academies or public schools that aren't considered failing.

   Superintendent Tommy Bice says the list includes schools that are steadily improving but still don't fit state criteria.Here are the 78 Alabama schools classified as failing by the Alabama Department of Education under the Alabama Accountability Act:

   -Barbour County

   Barbour County Junior High School

   -Bullock County

   Bullock County High School

   -Chambers County

   Lafayette Eastside Elementary School

   John P Powell Middle School

   -Cullman County

   Cullman Child Development Center

   -Dallas County

   Brantley Elementary School

   Keith Middle-High School

   Southside High School

   Tipton Durant Middle School

   -Geneva County

   Samson Middle School

   -Greene County

   Greene County High School

   Carver Middle School

   -Hale County

   Greensboro High School

   -Jefferson County

   Brighton Middle School

   Center Point High School

   -Lowndes County

   Hayneville Middle School

   Lowndes County Middle School

   -Macon County

   Notasulga High School

   Tuskegee Institute Middle School

   -Marengo County

   John Essex High School

   Marengo High School

   -Mobile County

   Augusta Evans School

   Booker T Washington Middle School

   Mae Eanes Middle School

   Mobile County Training Middle School

   Scarborough Middle School

   -Montgomery County

   Bellingrath Middle School

   Brewbaker Middle School

   Capitol Heights Middle School

   Children's Center

   Floyd Elementary School

   Goodwyn Middle School

   McKee Middle School

   Southlawn Middle School

   -Perry County

   Marion High School

   -Pickens County

   Pickens County High School

   -Russell County

   Russell County Middle School

   -Shelby County

   Linda Nolen Learning Center

   -Sumter County

   Kinterbish Junior High School

   North Sumter Junior High School

   York West End Junior High School

   -Tuscaloosa County

   Davis-Emerson Middle School

   -Washington County

   McIntosh High School

   -Wilcox County

   Camden School Of Arts & Technology

   -Anniston City

   Anniston Middle School

   -Birmingham City

   Bush Middle School-Magnet

   Center Street Middle

   Green Acres Middle School

   Hayes K-8 (formerly Whatley K-8 School)

   Hill Elementary School

   Martha Gaskins Middle School

   WE Putnam Middle School-Magnet

   Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School

   Robinson Elementary School

   Arrington Middle School

   Wylam K-8

   -Decatur City

   Brookhaven Middle School

   -Fairfield City

   Forest Hills Middle School

   -Gadsden City

   Litchfield Middle School

   -Huntsville City

   SR Butler High School

   Chapman Middle School

   Martin Luther King Jr Elementary School

   Davis Hills Middle School

   Edward White Middle School

   JO Johnson High School

   Lakewood Elementary School

   James Dawson Elementary

   Westlawn Middle School

   -Lanett City

   Lanett Junior High School

   -Linden City

   George P Austin Junior High School

   Linden Elementary School

   -Midfield City

   Midfield High School

   -Selma City

   R.B.Hudson Middle School

   -Talladega City

   Zora Ellis Junior High School

   -Tarrant City

   Tarrant Middle School

   -Tuscaloosa City

   Martin L King Jr Elementary School

   Central High School

   Westlawn Middle School