Top 100 Worst Public Schools

Top 100 Worst Performing Public Schools in the U.S.

School Year:  2016-2017

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List is a countdown from the 100th to the No. 1 worst performing school in the country. Click on any school name to get a report.

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Rank School Location
100 NEWBRIDGE MATH & READING PREPARATORY ACADEMY COLUMBUS, OH
99 TRINITY H S EULESS, TX
98 WINFIELD HIGH WINFIELD, MO
97 ATKINSON ACADEMY LOUISVILLE, KY
96 WINTON PREPARATORY ACADEMY CINCINNATI, OH
95 LINDEN-MCKINLEY STEM ACADEMY COLUMBUS, OH
94 ROBERT FROST SIXTH-GRADE ACADEMY LOUISVILLE, KY
93 CLAY ELEM. ST LOUIS, MO
92 COLUMBIA ELEM. COMM. ED. CTR. ST LOUIS, MO
91 R. G. CENTRAL MIDDLE ST LOUIS, MO
90 MOUND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLEVELAND, OH
89 TROOST ELEM. KANSAS CITY, MO
88 HARLINGEN H S HARLINGEN, TX
87 LITZSINGER LADUE, MO
86 WILLIAM WELLS BROWN ELEMENTARY LEXINGTON, KY
85 SILVER STATE CHARTER SCHOOL CARSON CITY, NV
84 BELAIRE HIGH SCHOOL BATON ROUGE, LA
83 JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GARY, IN
82 SOUTH PHILADELPHIA HS PHILADELPHIA, PA
81 CASTLEMONT HIGH OAKLAND, CA
80 MACARTHUR H S HOUSTON, TX
79 ALTA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KANSAS CITY, MO
78 BUCKEYE PREPARATORY ACADEMY COLUMBUS, OH
77 FURNESS HORACE HS PHILADELPHIA, PA
76 MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MIDDLE RICHMOND, VA
75 SYMINGTON ELEM. KANSAS CITY, MO
74 HARVEY RICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLEVELAND, OH
73 BOLTON CLEVELAND, OH
72 EAGLE ACADEMY TOLEDO, OH
71 CARROLL HIGH SCHOOL MONROE, LA
70 FELS SAMUEL HS PHILADELPHIA, PA
69 MIDLAND H S MIDLAND, TX
68 WESTERN HILLS UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL CINCINNATI, OH
67 MILES PARK SCHOOL CLEVELAND, OH
66 FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT CLEVELAND, OH
65 CARR LANE VPA MIDDLE ST LOUIS, MO
64 FAIRVIEW PREK-6 SCHOOL DAYTON, OH
63 DELLA LAMB @ WALLACE KANSAS CITY, MO
62 SHERMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOLEDO, OH
61 EAST HIGH SCHOOL YOUNGSTOWN, OH
60 WOODLAWN LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SHREVEPORT, LA
59 PHILLIS WHEATLEY ELEM. KANSAS CITY, MO
58 FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED ACADEMY NORTH LOUISVILLE, KY
57 MINORS LANE ELEMENTARY LOUISVILLE, KY
56 ROBERT A. TAFT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL CINCINNATI, OH
55 FERRIDAY HIGH SCHOOL FERRIDAY, LA
54 EDWIN JOEL BROWN MIDDLE SCHOOL DAYTON, OH
53 WALBRIDGE ELEM. COMMUNITY ED. ST LOUIS, MO
52 DELHI HIGH SCHOOL DELHI, LA
51 TROTWOOD-MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOL TROTWOOD, OH
50 GLASGOW ELEM. ST LOUIS, MO
49 NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOL KANSAS CITY, MO
48 NORTH ANDREW HIGH ROSENDALE, MO
47 CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL KANSAS CITY, MO
46 HICKEY ELEM. ST LOUIS, MO
45 DUNBAR AND BR. ST LOUIS, MO
44 ROBINSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TOLEDO, OH
43 MERAMEC ELEM. ST LOUIS, MO
42 TREVITT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COLUMBUS, OH
41 IOWA-MAPLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLEVELAND, OH
40 UMO N HO N NATION ELEM SCHOOL MACY, NE
39 ALFRED BENESCH CLEVELAND, OH
38 WOGAMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL DAYTON, OH
37 SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC DAY HIGH SCHOOL SPRINGFIELD, MA
36 WOODWARD CAREER TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL CINCINNATI, OH
35 FRANKFORD HS PHILADELPHIA, PA
34 KING ELEMENTARY LOUISVILLE, KY
33 LACLEDE ELEM. ST LOUIS, MO
32 BROADWAY ACADEMY CLEVELAND, OH
31 PRICE ELEMENTARY LOUISVILLE, KY
30 HOGAN PREPARATORY ACAD MIDDLE KANSAS CITY, MO
29 HARRISBURG HS HARRISBURG, PA
28 KEIFER ACADEMY SPRINGFIELD, OH
27 LYON AT BLOW ELEM. ST LOUIS, MO
26 THE U SCHOOL: INNOVATIVE LAB PHILADELPHIA, PA
25 THE LINC PHILADELPHIA, PA
24 PEABODY ELEM. ST LOUIS, MO
23 MONROE ELEM. ST LOUIS, MO
22 GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER CLEVELAND, OH
21 WINDSOR STEM ACADEMY (K-6) COLUMBUS, OH
20 MICHAEL R. WHITE CLEVELAND, OH
19 FRANKLIN BENJAMIN HS PHILADELPHIA, PA
18 STUART SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE ACADEMY LOUISVILLE, KY
17 KENSINGTON CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS HS PHILADELPHIA, PA
16 BARTRAM JOHN – MAIN PHILADELPHIA, PA
15 FANNING MIDDLE COMMUNITY ED. ST LOUIS, MO
14 YEATMAN-LIDDELL MIDDLE SCHOOL ST LOUIS, MO
13 CONFLUENCE PREPARATORY ACADEMY ST LOUIS, MO
12 BYCK ELEMENTARY LOUISVILLE, KY
11 ROXBOROUGH HS PHILADELPHIA, PA
10 KING MARTIN LUTHER HS PHILADELPHIA, PA
9 SAYRE WILLIAM L MS PHILADELPHIA, PA
8 OVERBROOK HS PHILADELPHIA, PA
7 CHESTER HS CHESTER, PA
6 HOMER HIGH SCHOOL HOMER, LA
5 WHEATLEY ELEMENTARY LOUISVILLE, KY
4 FRAYSER ELEMENTARY LOUISVILLE, KY
3 VISION ACADEMY MONROE, LA
2 ROOSEVELT PERRY ELEMENTARY LOUISVILLE, KY
1 MAUPIN ELEMENTARY LOUISVILLE, KY