Are LAUSD’s middle schools failing?

Are LAUSD’s middle schools failing?

Performance at LAUSD middle schools was less than stellar, according to data analysis done by the L.A. School Report.

More than half of middle schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District achieved the lowest possible ranking in a statewide assessment of school performance according to a data analysis published Tuesday by the LA School Report.

Data released last month ranked all public schools in the state on a scale of 1 to 10, the website reported.

Fully 56 percent of LAUSD middle schools had the lowest ranking of 1. Only 20 percent of the district’s ranked elementary schools ranked 1, according to the L.A. School Report.

Some LAUSD officials reacted to the findings with hopes that change could be implemented.

School board member Richard Vladovic, who represents the south area of the district, offered his thoughts in the story.

“Middle school is where we lose the kids, whether it’s English learners or others, we lose them from 5 to 6th or in traditional schools 6th to 7th grades and you can see the drop-off. And I believe we can change that,” Vladovic said.

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