MONTGOMERY, AL -
A total of 78 schools across Alabama have been identified as failing according to standards set by the Alabama Accountability Act of 2013.
The newly-passed Accountability Act allows students at failing schools to transfer to a better performing public school or get tax credits to transfer to a private school.
A total of 29 schools in Alabama's 13 viewing area have been identified as failing:
- 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), Hill Elementary School, Martha Gaskins Middle School, WE Putnam Middle School-Magnet, Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle School, Robinson Elementary School, Arrington Middle School and Wylam K-8.
- Cullman County: Cullman Child Development Center
- Fairfield City: Forest Hills Middle School
- Gadsden City: Litchfield 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
- Midfield City: Midfield High School
- Pickens County: Pickens County High School
- Shelby County: Linda Nolen Learning Center
- Talladega City: Zora Ellis Junior High School
- Tarrant City: Tarrant Middle School
- Tuscaloosa City: Central High School, Westlawn Middle School
- Tuscaloosa County: Davis-Emerson Middle School
To view the full list, click here.
We'll have more coverage on this list and what it means for education in our area tonight at 5 and 6 p.m.