• Feds: 88 percent of Washington schools failing

    By: Joanna Small , KIRO 7 STAFF


    Eighty-eight percent of Washington state schools are failing, according to the federal government. 

    For months, school districts have been telling KIRO 7 that would be the case but student test results just released by the state superintendent confirm it.
    Superintendent Randy Dorn made the announcement at the state Capitol Wednesday.  Dorn says Washington is the only state in the country that lost its No Child Left Behind waiver, which means every student in every school regardless of their special needs, has to meet grade level standards.  That didn’t happen in nearly 2,000 of our schools.
    "To explain that to parents, that they may have just gotten a letter in May that their kid was going to an exemplary school that got honored by the state superintendent and state school board and then they get a letter in the mail that said they're a failing school,” is difficult, Dorn says.
    Coming up at 5 p.m. on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News, reporter Joanna Small spoke with a mother at one of the state's worst performing schools by the federal standard.  That mother tells us just how confusing receiving that kind of letter has been.

    Here is the list of Washington school districts that did not meet federal standards:

    Auburn School District
    Bainbridge Island School District
    Bellevue School District
    Bethel School District
    Carbonado School District
    Clover Park School District
    Dieringer School District
    Eatonville School District
    Enumclaw School District
    Federal Way School District
    Fife School District
    Franklin Pierce School District
    Highline School District
    Issaquah School District
    Kent School District
    Lake Washington School District
    Mercer Island School District
    Northshore School District
    Orting School District
    Peninsula School District
    Puyallup School District
    Renton School District
    Riverview School District
    Seattle Public Schools
    Shoreline School District
    Snoqualmie Valley School District
    Steilacoom Hist. School District
    Sumner School District
    Tacoma School District
    Tahoma School District
    Tukwila School District
    University Place School District
    Vashon Island School District
    White River School District

    This is a list of all the Seattle schools that did not meet the federal standards:

    Adams Elementary School
    Aki Kurose Middle School
    Alki Elementary School
    APP at Lincoln
    Arbor Heights Elementary School
    B F Day Elementary School
    Bailey Gatzert Elementary School
    Ballard High School
    Beacon Hill International School
    Broadview-Thomson K-8 School
    Bryant Elementary School
    Cascade Parent Partnership Program
    Catharine Blaine K-8 School
    Chief Sealth International High School
    Cleveland High School
    Concord International School
    Daniel Bagley Elementary School
    David T. Denny International School
    Dearborn Park Elementary School
    Dunlap Elementary School
    Eckstein Middle School
    Emerson Elementary School
    Franklin High School
    Frantz Coe Elementary School
    Garfield High School
    Gatewood Elementary School
    Graham Hill Elementary School
    Green Lake Elementary School
    Greenwood Elementary School
    Hamilton International Middle School
    Hawthorne Elementary School
    Highland Park Elementary School
    Ingraham High School
    Interagency Programs
    Jane Addams K-8
    John Hay Elementary School
    John Muir Elementary School
    John Rogers Elementary School
    K-5 STEM at Boren
    Kimball Elementary School
    Lafayette Elementary School
    Laurelhurst Elementary School
    Lawton Elementary School
    Leschi Elementary School
    Lowell Elementary School
    Loyal Heights Elementary School
    Madison Middle School
    Madrona K-8 School
    Maple Elementary School
    Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
    McClure Middle School
    McDonald International Elementary
    McGilvra Elementary School
    Mercer Middle School
    Middle College High School
    Montlake Elementary School
    Nathan Hale High School
    North Beach Elementary School
    Northgate Elementary School
    Nova High School
    Olympic Hills Elementary School
    Olympic View Elementary School
    Orca K-8 School
    Pathfinder K-8 School
    Pinehurst K-8 School
    Private School Services
    Queen Anne Elementary
    Rainier Beach High School
    Rainier View Elementary School
    Roosevelt High School
    Roxhill Elementary School
    Sacajawea Elementary School
    Salmon Bay K-8 School
    Sanislo Elementary School
    Schmitz Park Elementary School
    Seattle World School
    South Lake High School
    South Shore K-8 School
    Stevens Elementary School
    The Center School
    Thornton Creek Elementary School
    Thurgood Marshall Elementary
    Tops K-8 School
    Van Asselt Elementary School
    View Ridge Elementary School
    Viewlands Elementary School
    Washington Middle School
    West Seattle Elementary School
    West Seattle High School
    West Woodland Elementary School
    Whitman Middle School
    Whittier Elementary School
    Wing Luke Elementary School

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