* Updated to reflect that the state later deleted Burton and Thurgood Marshall High Schools from the list after the district requeste a re-examination of its data.
Today the California Department of Education released its list of 187 “chronically-underperforming” schools — an action required under legislation enacted this winter to help the state qualify for Race to the Top funds (yeah, we know how that turned out). Twelve Ten schools in San Francisco appear on the state’s preliminary list, which will have to be formally adopted by the State Board of Education at a meeting later this week. The 12 10 schools are:
- Brown, Jr., (Willie L.) Elementary
- Bryant Elementary
- Cesar Chavez Elementary
- Everett Middle
- George Washington Carver Elementary
- Horace Mann Middle
- John Muir Elementary
- Paul Revere Elementary
- John O’Connell Alternative High
- Mission High
- Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High
- Thurgood Marshall High
Under state law, the district will be required to implement one of these four school intervention models at each of the 12 10 schools by the beginning of the next school year:
- Turnaround Model: Undertake a series of major school improvement actions, including but not limited to, replacing the principal and rehiring no more than 50 percent of the school’s staff; adopting a new governance structure; and implementing an instructional program that is research-based and vertically aligned from one grade to the next, as well as aligned with California’s adopted content standards.
- Restart Model: Convert the school to a charter. A restart model school must enroll, within the grades it serves, any former student who wishes to attend the school.
- School Closure Model: Close the school and enroll the students in other higher-achieving schools in the district.
- Transformation Model: Implement a series of required school improvement strategies, including replacing the principal who led the school prior to implementation of the transformation model, and increasing instructional time.
No word yet from the Superintendent on which model(s) he might recommend for these schools.