INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL RANKS 43 OF 100 WORST PUBLIC SCHOOLS

INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL RANKS 43 OF 100 WORST PUBLIC SCHOOLS

According to recent research of school performance, Independence High School ranks as one of the bottom 100 worst public schools in America. The report reveals total of 6 Louisiana Public Schools located in Shreveport, Homer, Baker and Tallulah Louisiana make the list.

Only 1 public school made the best schools list, Metairie Academy for Advanced Studies made the list at number 85 of the top 100 Best Performing Public Schools in the United States. Metairie Academy for Advanced Studies is a SACS accredited, Pre-K through 5th grade elementary.

School Year: 2015-2016

Worst Performing Public Schools in the U.S.
List is a countdown from the 100th to the No. 1 worst performing school in the country.

Rank | School | Location
100 BARBER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Highland Park, MI
99 UNIVERSITY YES ACADEMY Detroit, MI
98 PLYMOUTH EDUCATIONAL CENTER Detroit, MI
97 HERRINGTON SCHOOL Pontiac, MI
96 MANN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Detroit, MI
95 WORLD OF WONDER PREK-8 SCHOOL Dayton, OH
94 DOSSIN ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
93 BURTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Grand Rapids, MI
92 WOGAMAN 5-8 SCHOOL Dayton, OH
91 THIRKELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Detroit, MI
90 MARY B MARTIN SCHOOL Cleveland, OH
89 MCCLURE ES Tulsa, OK
88 EARHART ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
87 MOUND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cleveland, OH
86 MACOMB MONTESSORI ACADEMY Warren, MI
85 MILES PARK SCHOOL Cleveland, OH
84 PHOENIX ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
83 BRENDA SCOTT ACADEMY FOR THEATRE ARTS Detroit, MI
82 BROOKMEADE ELEMENTARY Memphis, TN
81 ESCUELA AVANCEMOS Detroit, MI
80 ALFRED BENESCH Cleveland, OH
79 DICKINSON SCHOOL Grand Rapids, MI
78 WHITMAN ES Tulsa, OK
77 BURTON MIDDLE SCHOOL Grand Rapids, MI
76 BUTTERFIELD CHARTER HIGH Porterville, CA
75 MARY MCLEOD BETHUNE ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
74 NICHOLS ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
73 GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOL Grant, OK
72 BUNCHE ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
71 FAIR PARK HIGH SCHOOL Shreveport, LA
70 NORTHWESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL Battle Creek, MI
69 CONNER CREEK ACADEMY EAST – MI COLLEGIATE MIDDLE Warren, MI
68 CASE Cleveland, OH
67 MONTESSORI ACADEMY AT HENRY C MORTON Benton Harbor, MI
66 DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING ACADEMY Muskegon, MI
65 EDISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Detroit, MI
64 WINDSOR STEM ACADEMY (K-6) Columbus, OH
63 FRANKLIN BENJAMIN HS Philadelphia, PA
62 ACADEMY OF THE AMERICAS Detroit, MI
61 BAGLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Detroit, MI
60 BOLTON Cleveland, OH
59 EMERSON ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
58 CARSTENS ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
57 FAIRVIEW PREK-8 SCHOOL Dayton, OH
56 WILKINSBURG SHS Wilkinsburg, PA
55 BOW ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
54 FURNESS HORACE HS Philadelphia, PA
53 DURFEE ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
52 BEAUMONT CTE HIGH SCHOOL St. Louis, MO
51 GREENFIELD UNION ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
50 HOMER HIGH SCHOOL Homer, LA
49 GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Highland Park, MI
48 ARTS & COMMUNICATIONS ACADEMY AT FAIR PLAIN Benton Harbor, MI
47 NOBLE ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
46 FISHER MAGNET LOWER ACADEMY Detroit, MI
45 SCHULZE ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
44 BREWER ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
43 INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL Independence, LA
42 HAMILTON ACADEMY Detroit, MI
41 EDWARD “DUKE” ELLINGTON @ BECKHAM Detroit, MI
40 NATHAN HALE SCHOOL Cleveland, OH
39 MILDRED C. WELLS PREPARATORY ACADEMY Benton Harbor, MI
38 WILLIAM C. ABNEY ACADEMY – MIDDLE SCHOOL Grand Rapids, MI
37 FRANKFORD HS Philadelphia, PA
36 SOUTH PHILADELPHIA HS Philadelphia, PA
35 BAKER HIGH SCHOOL Baker, LA
34 PROJECT ACCEPT TRAICE ES Tulsa, OK
33 SAMPSON ACADEMY Detroit, MI
32 HENDERSON ACADEMY Detroit, MI
31 MASON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Detroit, MI
30 MCLAIN HS FOR SCIENCE AND TECH Tulsa, OK
29 PULASKI ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
28 MACKENZIE ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
27 LAW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Detroit, MI
26 ALGER MIDDLE SCHOOL Grand Rapids, MI
25 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MIDDLE Richmond, VA
24 FISHER MAGNET UPPER ACADEMY Detroit, MI
23 MARQUETTE ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
22 BLACKWELL INSTITUTE Detroit, MI
21 BURNS ELEMENTARY-MIDDLE SCHOOL Detroit, MI
20 MADISON HIGH SCHOOL Tallulah, LA
19 M.L. KING JR. ES Oklahoma City, OK
18 OKLAHOMA CENTENNIAL MS Oklahoma City, OK
17 NORMANDY HIGH St. Louis, MO
16 STEAM ACADEMY AT MLK Benton Harbor, MI
15 MARYVILLE HIGH SCHOOL Maryville, TN
14 BARTLETT HIGH SCHOOL Bartlett, TN
13 WOODLAWN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY Shreveport, LA
12 CENTRAL JHS Tulsa, OK
11 F.D. MOON ES Oklahoma City, OK
10 COFFEE COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL Manchester, TN
9 SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC DAY HIGH SCHOOL Springfield, MA
8 KENSINGTON HEALTH SCIENCES Philadelphia, PA
7 CAVE SPRINGS HS Bunch, OK
6 CHESTER HS Chester, PA
5 BARTRAM JOHN – MAIN Philadelphia, PA
4 KENSINGTON URBAN EDUCATION ACADEMY Philadelphia, PA
3 DUBOIS HIGH SCHOOL OF ARTS TECHNOLOGY Memphis, TN
2 INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL Lawrence, MA
1 SOUTHVIEW HIGH Crestwood, MO


Best Performing Public Schools in the U.S.
List is a countdown from the 100th to the No. 1 best performing school in the country.

Rank | School | Location
100 MEADOW GLENS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Naperville, IL
99 BELLEVUE HIGH SCHOOL Bellevue, WA
98 VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Syosset, NY
97 PS 188 KINGSBURY Flushing, NY
96 LEXINGTON HIGH SCHOOL Lexington, IL
95 DAVES CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Cumming, GA
94 NEW FRANKLIN SCHOOL Portsmouth, NH
93 WINDSOR PARK G/T Corpus Christi, TX
92 ARIZONA COLLEGE PREP OAKLAND CAMPUS Chandler, AZ
91 HALF DAY SCHOOL Lincolnshire, IL
90 MARTHA & JOSH MORRISS MATH & ENGINEERING EL Texarkana, TX
89 RICHARD E BYRD Glen Rock, NJ
88 ACADEMY FOR EXCELLENCE THROUGH THE ARTS (THE) Forest Hills, NY
87 IRMA RANGEL YOUNG WOMENS LEADERSHIP MIDDLE Dallas, TX
86 H W MOUNTZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Spring Lake, NJ
85 METAIRIE ACADEMY FOR ADVANCED STUDIES Metairie, LA
84 BROOKLYN SCHOOL OF INQUIRY Brooklyn, NY
83 WESTSHORE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL Melbourne, FL
82 STECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Denver, CO
81 WAUWATOSA STEM Wauwatosa, WI
80 ALEXANDER HAMILTON SCHOOL Glen Rock, NJ
79 CARVER CENTER Midland, TX
78 HULSTROM OPTIONS K-8 SCHOOL Northglenn, CO
77 HIGH PEAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Boulder, CO
76 LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY Overland Park, KS
75 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-BED STUY 2 Brooklyn, NY
74 KNOX GIFTED ACADEMY Chandler, AZ
73 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-BRONX 1 Bronx, NY
72 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-BRONX 3 Bronx, NY
71 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-PROSPECT HEIGHTS Brooklyn, NY
70 THOMAS EDISON ENERGY SMART CHARTER SCHOOL Somerset, NJ
69 BRITT DAVID ELEMENTARY COMPUTER ACADEMY Columbus, GA
68 THE FAMILY SCHOOL Albuquerque, NM
67 DR N H JONES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Ocala, FL
66 DEBAKEY H S FOR HEALTH PROF Houston, TX
65 BENJAMIN BENNEKER HS Washington, D.C.
64 PARKER CORE KNOWLEDGE CHARTER SCHOOL Parker, CO
63 MESA ACADEMY FOR ADVANCED STUDIES Mesa, AZ
62 WASHINGTON GIFTED SCHOOL Peoria, IL
61 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-HELL’S KITCHEN New York, NY
60 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-FORT GREENE Brooklyn, NY
59 LIBSON GRADE SCHOOL Newark, IL
58 TESLA ENGINEERING CHARTER SCHOOL Appleton, WI
57 WILLIAM B TRAVIS ACAD/VANGRD FOR ACADEMICALLY TAG Dallas, TX
56 FREEDOM 7 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDI Cocoa Beach, FL
55 30TH AVENUE SCHOOL (THE) Astoria, NY
54 PS 172 BEACON SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE Brooklyn, NY
53 WILLIAM B TRAVIS ACDMY/VNGRD FOR ACADEMICALLY TAG Dallas, TX
52 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-UPPER WEST New York, NY
51 TAG YOUNG SCHOLARS New York, NY
50 ARCHIMEDEAN MIDDLE CONSERVATORY Miami, FL
49 LANE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL Chicago, IL
48 EAST SIDE MIDDLE SCHOOL New York, NY
47 MOUNT PROSPECT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Basking Ridge, NJ
46 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-COBBLE HILL Brooklyn, NY
45 ESSEX FELLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Essex Fells, NJ
44 PRINCETON CHARTER SCHOOL Princeton, NJ
43 NEW EXPLORATIONS INTO SCIENCETECH AND MATH HIGH SC New York, NY
42 MADISON STREET ACADEMY OF VISUAL AND PERFORMING AR Ocala, FL
41 WASHINGTON ACADEMY Rockford, IL
40 KITTREDGE MAGNET SCHOOL Brookhaven, GA
39 MENDHAM TOWNSHIP MIDDLE SCHOOL Brookside, NJ
38 THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOOL Rockford, IL
37 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-UNION SQUARE New York, NY
36 IS 187 CHRISTA MCAULIFFE SCHOOL (THE) Brooklyn, NY
35 THE CONNECT CHARTER SCHOOL Pueblo, CO
34 INFINITY INSTITUTE Jersey City, NJ
33 CONCOURSE VILLAGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Bronx, NY
32 BACCALAUREATE SCHOOL FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION Long Island City, NJ
31 AURORA QUEST K-8 Aurora, CO
30 ANDERSON SCHOOL (THE) New York, NY
29 DORAL ACADEMY OF TECHNOLOGY Doral, FL
28 PS 77 LOWER LAB SCHOOL New York, NY
27 OKALOOSA STEMM CENTER Valparaiso, FL
26 JACKSONVILLE BEACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Jacksonville Beach, FL
25 CHARTER SCHOOL OF WILMINGTON Wilmington, DE
24 MCDADE ELEM CLASSICAL SCHOOL Chicago, IL
23 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-BEDFORD STUYVESANT Brooklyn, NY
22 BEAR CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Boulder, CO
21 GWINNETT SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS- SCIENCE AND TECHNO Lawrenceville, GA
20 EDISON ELEM REGIONAL GIFTED CNTR Chicago, IL
19 YOUNG MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL Chicago, IL
18 SWEETWATER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Devils Lake, ND
17 CHALLENGE SCHOOL Denver, CO
16 SIGNATURE SCHOOL INC Evansville, IN
15 DENNISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Lakewood, CO
14 ACADEMY FOR SCIENCE AND DESIGN CHARTER (H) Nashua, NH
13 SUCCESS ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL-CROWN HEIGHTS Brooklyn, NY
12 MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOC ACAD ALLIED HEALTH & BIOMEDIC Woodbridge, NJ
11 DECATUR CLASSICAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Chicago, IL
10 SKINNER NORTH ELEM SCH Chicago, IL
9 ODYSSEY-MAGELLAN Appleton. WI
8 ILES ELEM SCHOOL Springfield, IL
7 KELLER ELEM GIFTED MAGNET SCHOOL Chicago, IL
6 LEONARDO DA VINCI SCHOOL FOR GIFTED LEARNERS Green Bay, WI
5 PAYTON COLLEGE PREPARATORY HS Chicago, IL
4 POLARIS AT EBERT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Denver, CO
3 MERCER ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL Mercer Island, WA
2 SCHOOL 28 Paterson, NJ
1 MIDDLESEX COUNTY VOC ACADEMY MATH SCIENCE & ENGINEE Edison, NJ

 

NeighborhoodScout, a web-based platform from Location, Inc. that includes custom analytics and reports, released its highly-anticipated annual list of the Worst Performing Public Schools

Dr. Schiller, a PhD Geographer and the creator of NeighborhoodScout, developed an exclusive way to compare schools and school districts across state lines based on test scores from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federally-mandated state tests, even though the tests are entirely different in every state.

While each state has a different NCLB test that all students must take, a population of randomly selected students in each state also take the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) test each year. The NAEP test is the closest thing to a gold standard national test. But not enough students take this test in any one district or school to use it for directly comparing school achievement.

Because it is a national standard, NAEP test scores are comparable across states, but the percentage of students that pass the test in each state varies widely.

For example, only 16% of the students in Mississippi who recently took the NAEP achieved a passing grade, whereas 45% of the students in Massachusetts who took it received a passing grade, even though the test is the same. But compare Mississippi’s passing percentage on the NAEP – 18% – to the nearly 75% of Mississippi students that scored proficient or advanced on Mississippi’s own No Child Left Behind Test. If we based school ratings on just the state test, Mississippi would appear to possibly have the best prepared students in the nation.

So, to make each state’s No Child Left Behind test scores for each district and school comparable to other schools and districts in different states, NeighborhoodScout subtracted the percentage of students in the state who scored proficient or better from the state-NCLB test from the percentage of students in that state who passed the NAEP, and used this difference (or gap) to align each school and district test scores across the nation. Then NeighborhoodScout ranked the school districts, and Viola! A curve that brings all districts (and schools) to a nationally comparable rating based on the all-important NCLB tests!..

The data NeighborhoodScout used to develop the school rankings and ratings are from each state’s No Child Left Behind Test scores, from each state’s Department of Education and the National Assessment of Educational Progress from the NAEP data, found within the National Center for Education Statistics. Additional details on educational environment, school enrollment, groups by ethnicity/ancestry or economic groups, and school funding, are brought together from the National Center for Education Statistics. NeighborhoodScout own patent pending algorithms are used to create nationally comparable school rankings.

Location, Inc. is a leader in geographic data sciences, providing street-and address-level location intelligence and predictive analytics for businesses across the U.S. and Canada via web-based reports and streaming data. Since 2000, the company has amassed highly accurate and comprehensive catalogue of spatial data products, with complete, national coverage and sub-ZIP Code granularity. A pioneer in building micro-spatial data products, Location, Inc. specializes in real estate market insights and projections, and crime and hazard risk products for the real estate, insurance and finance sectors. More than 70 million people and businesses have leveraged the company’s data products to make informed location decisions, fuel major investments, mitigate risk, protect assets, and uncover opportunity. www.locationinc.com

 

 

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