Alabama: Are Your Kids In These Failing Schools
Why would you ever choose to attend a failing school?
Under the new Alabama Accountability Act, the state's Department of Education must release a list of failing schools.
Failing Alabama colleges are measured by graduation rate. This is represented by the percentage of students who graduate within 150% of the usual expected time it takes to complete the degree.
Currently, there are 75 failing public schools in Alabama. Montgomery County, Birmingham City, and Mobile County have the highest number of failing schools.
Here's the worst of the worst as shared on GreatSchools.org and momswhothink.com
Jefferson State Community College - 2601 Carson Rd., Birmingham, AL 35215, Jefferson State Community College has a very low graduation rate of 6.1%. The school did rank 11th in salary potential among Alabama's community colleges.
Bishop State Community College - 351 N. Broad St., Mobile, AL 36603, Bishop State Community College has the second-lowest graduation rate in the state, of 9.8%.
Enterprise State Community College - 600 Plaza Drive, Enterprise, AL 36331, Enterprise State Community College has the third-lowest college graduation rate, of 10.3%.
Here are the rest of the top 10.
Southern Union State Community College, WADLEY, AL
Lawson State Community College, BIRMINGHAM, AL
South University-Montgomery, MONTGOMERY, AL
Bishop State Community College, MOBILE, AL
Chattahoochee Valley Community College, PHENIX CITY, AL
Cardiac and Vascular Institute of Ultrasound, MOBILE, AL
United States Sports Academy
Midfield Institute of Cosmetology, MIDFIELD, AL