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Regional Achievement Centers

When schools succeed,
students ACHIEVE.

Priority and Focus Schools

The Data

In Priority Schools, only 3 out of 10 students are proficient:

2011 Average English Language Arts proficiency: 29%
2011 Average Math proficiency: 29%

In Focus Schools, we find better overall performance but troubling achievement gaps, with one of the following:

Within-school gaps between high performing students and struggling students of roughly 43 percentage points or higher

Struggling student populations with an overall proficiency rate of roughly 29% or lower

High schools with an overall graduation rate lower than 75%