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Editor's Note: In our original report, KBTX said Centerville Elementary School in Centerville was deemed deficient by the Texas Education Agency. The Centerville school actually deemed deficient is in Trinity County and is not affiliated with Centerville ISD in Leon County.
AUSTIN -- Students at 831 public schools will be allowed to transfer to other campuses because their schools are among the lowest rated in Texas.
The update (linked below) comes from the Texas Education Agency.
Schools on the list had more than half of their students fail the TAKS in any two of the last three years, or had an "academically unacceptable" rating in any one of the last three years.
Under the Public Education Grant program, schools that accept transfer students get extra funding per pupil.
Houston led all districts with 89 schools on the list, while Dallas came in second with 74.
More than ten percent of the state's schools made the list, but the total number decreased from 924 last year.
The transfers will be allowed next school year.
Officials say tougher performance standards in recent years have caused problems for some districts.
LOCAL SCHOOLS DEEMED DEFICIENT:
Anson Jones Elem.
Jane Long Middle
Stephen F. Austin Middle
Calvert Jr. High
WD Spigner Elem.
Crockett Jr. High
Dime Box ISD
Dime Box School
Hearne Jr. High
North Zulch ISD
North Zulch Elem.
Rockdale Jr. High
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