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All states were asked to identify their persistently lowest-achieving schools (PLAS) in order to receive funding under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act's State Fiscal Stabilization Fund, Phase II. The Iowa Department of Education has identified schools in our state that are persistently lowest-achieving and they are listed below.

The purpose of this identification is to help bring resources to these schools so they may initiate or enhance efforts to improve student academic success.

The potential resources they may be able access include funding under the No Child Left Behind Title 1 School Improvement Grant.

 

Notification of Proposed Waivers - January 2013

 

Tiers/Categories

Below are the Tiers (or categories) under which the persistently lowest-achieving schools were identified, the definition for each Tier, and the list of schools.

 

Tier I

2011-2012 Definition of a Persistently Lowest-Achieving School under Tier I

A school that:

  • Received Title I funding and is a School in Need of Assistance (SINA) (has failed to make annual yearly progress at least two consecutive years) with 30 or more full academic year students tested in the 2009-10 school year.
  • Has a graduation rate less than 60 percent over the last three years OR
  • Falls in the lowest 10 percent of Title I SINA schools for all students proficient and average less than 67 percent proficient for each of the last three years in reading and math combined, from 2007-08 to 2009-10 AND
  • Ranks in the bottom 5 percent of Title I SINA schools based on combined all students proficient rank in a) the three year average of percent proficient in reading and math combined, and b) the rank in percent change of percent proficient from 2007-08 to 2009-10.

Chart Definition of a Persistently Lowest Achieving School under Tier I

2011-2012 Tier I Schools

  • Davenport Community School District: Frank L Smart Intermediate (NCES #190858000464)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Edmunds Fine Arts Academy (NCES #190897000529)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Findley Elementary School (NCES #190897000531)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Harding Middle School (NCES #190897000540)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Hoyt Middle School (NCES #190897000545)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: North High School (NCES #190897000566)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Weeks Middle School (NCES #190897000584)
  • Dubuque Community School District: Prescott Elementary School (NCES #190948001456)
  • Sioux City Community School District: Everett Elementary School (NCES #192640001507)
  • Waterloo Community School District: Cunningham School (NCES #193048001719)
  • Waterloo Community School District: George Washington Carver Academy (NCES #193048001725)
  • Waterloo Community School District: Irving Elementary School (NCES #193048001724)
  • Waterloo Community School District: Lincoln Elementary School (NCES 193048001729)

2010-2011 Definition of a Persistently Lowest-Achieving School under Tier I

A school that:

  • Received Title I funding and is a School in Need of Assistance (SINA) (has failed to make annual yearly progress at least two consecutive years).
  • Has a graduation rate less than 60 percent over the last three years OR
  • Falls in the lowest 10 percent of Title I SINA schools for all students proficient and average less than 67 percent proficient for each of the last three years in reading and math combined, from 2006-07 to 2008-09 AND
  • Ranks in the bottom 5 percent of Title I SINA schools based on combined rank in a) the three year average of percent proficient in reading and math combined, and b) the rank in percent change of percent proficient from 2006-07 to 2008-09.

2010-2011 Tier I Schools

  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Edmunds Fine Arts Academy (NCES #190897000529)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Hoyt Middle School (NCES #190897000545)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: North High School (NCES #190897000566)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Weeks Middle School (NCES #190897000584)
  • Waterloo Community School District: George Washington Carver Academy (NCES #1930480001725)
  • Waterloo Community School District: Lincoln Elementary School (NCES 193048001729)

 

Tier II

2011-2012 Definition of a Persistently Lowest-Achieving School under Tier II

A school that:

  • Is a secondary school eligible for Title I but not receiving funds
  • Has a graduation rate less than 60 percent over the last three years OR
  • Falls in the lowest 10 percent of secondary schools eligible for Title I but not receiving funds for all students proficient and average less than 67 percent proficient for each of the last three years in reading and math combined, from 2007-08 to 2009-10 AND
  • Ranks in the bottom 5 percent of secondary schools eligible for Title I but not receiving funds based on combined all students proficient rank in a) the three year average of percent proficient in reading and math combined, and b) the rank in percent change of percent proficient from 2007-08 to 2009-10.

Chart Definition of a Persistently Lowest Achieving School under Tier II

2011-2012 Tier II Schools

  • Cedar Rapids Community School District: Metro High School (NCES #190654000259)
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District: Roosevelt Middle School (NCES #190654000258)
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District: Wilson Middle School (NCES #190654000267)
  • Colfax-Mingo Community School District: Colfax-Mingo Middle School (NCES #190000901976)
  • Columbus Community School District: Columbus Community Middle School (NCES #190798000398)
  • Council Bluffs Community School District: Thomas Jefferson High School (NCES #190822000435)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Callanan Middle School (NCES #190897000519)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: East High School (NCES #190897000528)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Hoover High School (NCES #190897000543)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Lincoln High School (NCES #190897000550)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: McCombs Middle School (NCES #190897000557)
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Meredith Middle School (NCES #190897000560)
  • Essex Community School District: Essex Junior-Senior High School (NCES #191104000683)
  • Harmony Community School District: Harmony Junior-Senior High School (NCES #191353000828)
  • Keokuk Community School District: Keokuk High School (NCES #191563000932)
  • Keokuk Community School District: Keokuk Middle School (NCES #191563000933)
  • Laurens-Marathon Community School District: Laurens-Marathon Middle School (NCES #191642000979)
  • Lewis Central Community School District: Lewis Central Middle School (NCES #191668000997)
  • Marshalltown Community School District: Marshalltown High School (NCES #191872001091)
  • Murray Community School District: Murray Junior-Senior High School (NCES #192010001181)
  • Olin Consolidated School District: Olin Junior-Senior High School (NCES #192172001297)
  • Orient-Macksburg Community School District: Orient-Macksburg Senior High School (NCES #192181001299)
  • Sioux City Community School District: West Middle School (NCES #192640001534)
  • South Tama County Community School District: South Tama County Middle School (NCES #192673001557)
  • Storm Lake Community School District: Storm Lake High School (NCES #192739001601)
  • Waterloo Community School District: Bunger Middle School (NCES #193048000586)
  • Waterloo Community School District: Central Middle School (NCES #193048002024)
  • Waterloo Community School District: East High School (NCES #193048001714)

2010-2011 Definition of a Persistently Lowest-Achieving School under Tier II

A school that:

  • Is a secondary school eligible for Title I but not receiving funds
  • Has a graduation rate less than 60 percent over the last three years OR
  • Falls in the lowest 10 percent of secondary schools eligible for Title I but not receiving funds for all students proficient and average less than 67 percent proficient for each of the last three years in reading and math combined, from 2006-07 to 2008-09 AND
  • Ranks in the bottom 5 percent of secondary schools eligible for Title I but not receiving funds based on combined rank in a) the three year average of percent proficient in reading and math combined, and b) the rank in percent change of percent proficient from 2006-07 to 2008-09.

2010-2011 Tier II Schools

  • Burlington Community School District: Oak Street Middle School
  • Cardinal Community School District: Cardinal Middle-Senior High School
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District: Metro High School
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District: Roosevelt Middle School
  • Cedar Rapids Community School District: Wilson Middle School
  • Colfax-Mingo Community School District: Colfax-Mingo Middle School
  • Columbus Community School District: Columbus High School
  • Columbus Community School District: Columbus Junior High School
  • Council Bluffs Community School District: Thomas Jefferson High School
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: East High School
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Hoover High School
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Lincoln High School
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: McCombs Middle School
  • Des Moines Independent Community School District: Meredith Middle School
  • East Greene Community School District: Grand Junction High School
  • Lewis Central Community School District: Lewis Central Middle School
  • Louisa-Muscatine Community School District: Louisa-Muscatine High School
  • Marshalltown Community School District: B R Miller Middle School
  • Olin Consolidated School District: Olin Junior-Senior High School
  • Saydel Community School District: Woodside Middle School
  • Sioux City Community School District: North Middle School
  • Sioux City Community School District: West High School
  • Sioux City Community School District: West Middle School
  • South Tama County Community School District: South Tama Middle School
  • Wapello Community School District: Wapello Middle School
  • Waterloo Community School District: Bunger Middle School
  • Waterloo Community School District: Central Middle School
  • Waterloo Community School District: East High School
  • West Monona Community School District: West Monona Middle School{/slide}

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 28, 2015 at 1:25pm.