East St. Louis middle school ranked worst in US
Money & Career Cheat Sheet recently published a list of the 20 worst schools in America, with Illinois' East St. Louis-Lincoln Middle School ranked worst in the nation.
The Money & Career Cheat Sheet began with the website Neighborhood Scout's rankings. The website used the students' test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and No Child Left Behind to rank the schools. The Cheat Sheet then used other factors, including dropout rates and safety to further evaluate the schools.
Both the Money & Career Cheat Sheet and Neighborhood Scouts agreed that East St. Louis-Lincoln Middle School is the worst public school in America. The Illinois Report Card shows exceptionally low scores on the Common Core Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) test, with English Language Arts proficiency at 14 percent and math proficiency at only 3 percent in 2016.
The Illinois Report Card also showed a proficiency rate of 15 percent on the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) assessment. This test is administered to students with intellectual disabilities instead of the PARCC tests.
Academically, only 8 percent of the school's students were ready for the next level in 2016.
By comparison, 29 percent of the state's students met expectations and were ready for the next academic level. Five percent of the state's students exceeded expectations.
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12 S. 10th St.
East St Louis, IL 62207