State identifies 13 Lansing schools as underperforming and in need of help

State identifies 13 Lansing schools as underperforming and in need of help

LANSING, Mich. (WILX) — The Michigan Department of Education has identified more than a dozen Lansing schools as underperforming and in need of “focused support” from the state.

According to the Department of Education, schools in 54 Michigan school districts have been identified as either in the bottom 5% of the state accountability system or having a four-year graduation rate of 67% or less. All 54 districts will be engaged in partnerships with the Department of Education and middle school districts to receive focused support to develop 18- and 36-month benchmarks.

The following schools in the Lansing Public School District have been identified for support and improvement:

  • Attwood New Tech Magnet School
  • Capital Region K-12 Online
  • Eastern High School
  • Everett High School
  • Forrest G. Averill School
  • Gardner International School
  • Gier Park Primary School
  • J. W. Sexton High School
  • Lyon Primary School
  • Mount Hope Elementary School
  • North Primary School
  • Reo Elementary School
  • Wexford Montessori Magnet School

Other Mid-Michigan schools on the list included John R. Lewis Elementary in the Jackson Public Schools District and FlexTech High School in the Livingston ESA School District.

You can find a full list of partnership districts and associated schools here.

State Superintendent Dr. Michael Rice said many of the education issues stem from the COVID pandemic.

“What we are experiencing is the consequence of underfunding Michigan public school students, educators, and education for many years, the resulting teacher shortage, and a pandemic that is not happening. only once a century. Unfinished learning during the pandemic has resulted in generally lower average student scores on state M-STEP assessments, locally administered benchmark assessments, and national NAEP assessments,” Rice said. “We are committed to providing help and support to the schools that have struggled the most over the past two years.”

Superintendent Ben Shuldiner released the following statement Tuesday afternoon:

The Lansing School District will hold a press conference Wednesday morning to discuss strategies regarding the 2021-22 school accountability reports. News 10 will broadcast the press conference live at 11 a.m.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 10 for updates.

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