How Montgomery Compares to Rest of Failing Schools in Alabama


By Ellis Eskew

The State Department of Education released its failing schools list today as part of the School Accountability Act.
Montgomery County made the list with 8 schools failing. Huntsville City Schools had 9 schools. Birmingham City had 11, and Mobile County had 4 schools.

As for the average scores of the failing schools... Montgomery County was at the lowest with 53 percent. Huntsville City at 65.9 percent. Birmingham City at 58.8 percent and Mobile County schools with a 63.5 percent.

We asked some of you on our facebook page, what you thought about this.

Kay Cue says, "personally i don't think it's the schools that are failing. I believe it's the parents & teachers not working together for the benefit of their children."

Krystal Ford commented  with, "It is VERY sad that a kid in Montgomery (with very supportive & involved parents) can not get a good PUBLIC education. EVERY SINGLE Middle School in Montgomery was on that list!"

Shelly Watkins Once says, "This tax credit is given to these parents to put their children somewhere that they can get an education. This will give these public schools competition and more teachers will step up their game."


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