Oklahoma schools facing possible accreditation loss


Wednesday, July 19th 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Four schools have been cited by the state Board of Education for not meeting state standards. School officials say that the schools will lose their accreditation without improvement.

State schools Superintendent Sandy Garrett says unaccredited schools lose state funding and usually are closed. Students at the schools have had poor test scores, which also recently landed the schools on the states "high-challenge" list.

Nearly all the schools were put on the low-performing list because of low test scores. But some districts were also cited for employing teachers who lacked proper credentials or endorsements, failing to submit state-mandated reports or not conducting required fire drills.

Administrators at the schools weren't available for comment.

The schools granted "accredited with probation" status are: Boynton Elementary in Muskogee County; Pleasant Grove Elementary in Seminole County; Madison Middle School in Tulsa and Monroe Middle School in Tulsa.


Accreditation Risks

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Here is a list of schools granted
"accreditation with probation" by the state Board of Education on
Tuesday:


-- Pleasant Grove Elementary, Seminole County
-- Boynton Elementary School, Muskogee County
-- Madison Middle School, Tulsa County
-- Monroe Middle School, Tulsa County

Here is a list of schools "accredited with warning" by the
state Board of Education:

Adair County:
-- Dahlonegah Elementary
-- Greasy Elementary
-- Bell Elementary
-- Cave Springs Elementary

Cleveland County:
-- All Saints Catholic School, Norman

Comanche County:
-- Lee Elementary, Lawton

Delaware County:
-- Kenwood Elementary

Haskell County:
-- Kinta Elementary
-- McCurtain Elementary

Johnson County:
-- Ravia Elementary

McCurtain County:
-- Forest Grove Elementary

Okfuskee County:
-- Boley Elementary

Oklahoma County:
-- Garden Oaks Elementary, Oklahoma City
-- Moon Academy, Oklahoma City
-- Webster Middle School, Oklahoma City

Pushmataha County:
-- Albion Elementary
-- Tuskahoma Elementary
-- Nashoba Elementary
-- Justice Elementary

Tulsa County:
-- Alcott Elementary, Tulsa
-- Anderson Elementary, Tulsa
-- Springdale Elementary, Tulsa
-- Cleveland Middle School, Tulsa