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Ten area public schools appear on a state Department of Education final warning list because they failed to meet all basic education guidelines.

The report, released Tuesday, reflects data corrections and appeals of preliminary report findings.

A 30-day appeal process followed the preliminary report, which was released in August. Schools were allowed to appeal their Adequate Yearly Progress determination based on special circumstances, significant growth or data corrections.

Ringgold School District was among those with successful appeals.

At a meeting Sept. 18, Assistant Superintendent Ed Repka told the school board that Carroll Middle and Monongahela Elementary were removed from the original warning list.

While Finley Middle School and Gastonville Elementary School also meet AYP, Ringgold Senior High School still appears on the warning list for insufficient reading and math scores, as well as insufficient performance in one or more subgroups.

Donora Elementary School appears on school improvement list – the only school in the area to be listed there.

Schools on the improvement list must show two consecutive years of improvement.

Monessen and Frazier were the only area school districts to meet AYP in all of schools, according to the report.

Every other Mon Valley school district has at least one school on the final warning list.

Elizabeth Forward Middle School, Mt. Vernon Elementary School and William Penn Elementary School appeared on the list.

California Area Middle School, Charleroi Area Elementary Center and Ringgold High School also are listed there.

Several schools in the Belle Vernon Area district also were warned, including Bellmar Elementary School, Rostraver Elementary School and Rostraver Middle School.


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