Three Low-performing Memphis Schools Being Taken Over by State

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The head of Tennessee’s Achievement School District said Monday it will take over three low-performing schools in the Memphis community of Frayser.

Superintendent Chris Barbic said the state-wide Achievement School District will work with Memphis City Schools and Frayser community leaders when it begins operating Corning Elementary, Frayser Elementary and Westside Middle schools when the 2012-2013 school year starts in August.

All three schools are currently rated in the bottom 5 percent of student achievement in the state. Last year, only one out of every 10 students in the three schools met the Tennessee standard for academic achievement, with 90 percent scoring below the proficient level, the district said.

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