A whopping 75 schools across the Yellowhammer State have been classified as “failing” according to a long-awaited report by the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) that was released Thursday morning.
The list is released under the state’s new Alabama Accountability Act, which requires the ALSDE to designate schools in the bottom 6 percent of standardized test scores as failing.
Students in failing schools have the option to transfer to other public schools if those schools will accept them. Families are eligible for a tax credit, and taxpayer-backed scholarships, to help pay for private education as well. Families in the failing schools also have priority for the scholarships, but others may also obtain them.
Below is the full list of the 2017 failing schools: