Aug 30, 2011 2:42 PM by David Ortiviz

Pueblo City Schools could be among lowest performing districts in state

Pueblo City Schools got some bad news this week from the Colorado Department of Education. The school district will likely be placed on turnaround status this fall, the lowest performance rating issued to school districts in the state.

For 2010, Pueblo City Schools was ranked as "priority improvement plan", which is one level above "turnaround plan". The school district earned a failing grade of 44% for overall performance indicators, including academic achievement and growth.

Schools districts on turnaround status must drastically improve achievement or face intervention from the state. The CDE says school districts have a deadline of 5 years to improve. Those that continue to fail could face corrective action from the state, including the possibility of closing the district.

The CDE won't officially assign performance ratings until November.



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