Priority School Designation and Exit Criteria
(1) Any school that receives a grade of F; or
(2) Any school in the bottom 5% in each grade span for reading and mathematics that has not been named a high‐progress Reward School; or
(3) Any high school with a graduation rate below 60% for three consecutive years; or
(4) Graduation Rate 50% or less for any given year; or
(5) Any Priority School receiving School Improvement Grant (SIG) funds; or
(6) Was previously designated as Priority and has not met exit criteria (grade of C- or higher).
Receive an A, B, or C on the State’s A-F School Grading System. In addition, the school cannot be in the bottom 5% of performance in the state in reading and mathematics as defined in Section 2.D.i, and the school cannot have a graduation rate less than 60% for at least three years as defined in Section 2.D.i.
Definitions and exit criteria taken from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility waiver that was approved February 9, 2012.