Top 100 Worst Public Schools

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

School Year:  2016-2017

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<theadRankSchoolLocation100NEWBRIDGE MATH & READING PREPARATORY ACADEMYCOLUMBUS, OH99TRINITY H SEULESS, TX98WINFIELD HIGHWINFIELD, MO97ATKINSON ACADEMYLOUISVILLE, KY96WINTON PREPARATORY ACADEMYCINCINNATI, OH95LINDEN-MCKINLEY STEM ACADEMYCOLUMBUS, OH94ROBERT FROST SIXTH-GRADE ACADEMYLOUISVILLE, KY93CLAY ELEM.ST LOUIS, MO92COLUMBIA ELEM. COMM. ED. CTR.ST LOUIS, MO91R. G. CENTRAL MIDDLEST LOUIS, MO90MOUND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCLEVELAND, OH89TROOST ELEM.KANSAS CITY, MO88HARLINGEN H SHARLINGEN, TX87LITZSINGERLADUE, MO86WILLIAM WELLS BROWN ELEMENTARYLEXINGTON, KY85SILVER STATE CHARTER SCHOOLCARSON CITY, NV84BELAIRE HIGH SCHOOLBATON ROUGE, LA83JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLGARY, IN82SOUTH PHILADELPHIA HSPHILADELPHIA, PA81CASTLEMONT HIGHOAKLAND, CA80MACARTHUR H SHOUSTON, TX79ALTA VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOLKANSAS CITY, MO78BUCKEYE PREPARATORY ACADEMYCOLUMBUS, OH77FURNESS HORACE HSPHILADELPHIA, PA76MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MIDDLERICHMOND, VA75SYMINGTON ELEM.KANSAS CITY, MO74HARVEY RICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCLEVELAND, OH73BOLTONCLEVELAND, OH72EAGLE ACADEMYTOLEDO, OH71CARROLL HIGH SCHOOLMONROE, LA70FELS SAMUEL HSPHILADELPHIA, PA69MIDLAND H SMIDLAND, TX68WESTERN HILLS UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOLCINCINNATI, OH67MILES PARK SCHOOLCLEVELAND, OH66FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELTCLEVELAND, OH65CARR LANE VPA MIDDLEST LOUIS, MO64FAIRVIEW PREK-6 SCHOOLDAYTON, OH63DELLA LAMB @ WALLACEKANSAS CITY, MO62SHERMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLTOLEDO, OH61EAST HIGH SCHOOLYOUNGSTOWN, OH60WOODLAWN LEADERSHIP ACADEMYSHREVEPORT, LA59PHILLIS WHEATLEY ELEM.KANSAS CITY, MO58FREDERICK LAW OLMSTED ACADEMY NORTHLOUISVILLE, KY57MINORS LANE ELEMENTARYLOUISVILLE, KY56ROBERT A. TAFT INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOLCINCINNATI, OH55FERRIDAY HIGH SCHOOLFERRIDAY, LA54EDWIN JOEL BROWN MIDDLE SCHOOLDAYTON, OH53WALBRIDGE ELEM. COMMUNITY ED.ST LOUIS, MO52DELHI HIGH SCHOOLDELHI, LA51TROTWOOD-MADISON MIDDLE SCHOOLTROTWOOD, OH50GLASGOW ELEM.ST LOUIS, MO49NORTHEAST MIDDLE SCHOOLKANSAS CITY, MO48NORTH ANDREW HIGHROSENDALE, MO47CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOLKANSAS CITY, MO46HICKEY ELEM.ST LOUIS, MO45DUNBAR AND BR.ST LOUIS, MO44ROBINSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOLTOLEDO, OH43MERAMEC ELEM.ST LOUIS, MO42TREVITT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCOLUMBUS, OH41IOWA-MAPLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLCLEVELAND, OH40UMO N HO N NATION ELEM SCHOOLMACY, NE39ALFRED BENESCHCLEVELAND, OH38WOGAMAN MIDDLE SCHOOLDAYTON, OH37SPRINGFIELD PUBLIC DAY HIGH SCHOOLSPRINGFIELD, MA36WOODWARD CAREER TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOLCINCINNATI, OH35FRANKFORD HSPHILADELPHIA, PA34KING ELEMENTARYLOUISVILLE, KY33LACLEDE ELEM.ST LOUIS, MO32BROADWAY ACADEMYCLEVELAND, OH31PRICE ELEMENTARYLOUISVILLE, KY30HOGAN PREPARATORY ACAD MIDDLEKANSAS CITY, MO29HARRISBURG HSHARRISBURG, PA28KEIFER ACADEMYSPRINGFIELD, OH27LYON AT BLOW ELEM.ST LOUIS, MO26THE U SCHOOL: INNOVATIVE LABPHILADELPHIA, PA25THE LINCPHILADELPHIA, PA24PEABODY ELEM.ST LOUIS, MO23MONROE ELEM.ST LOUIS, MO22GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVERCLEVELAND, OH21WINDSOR STEM ACADEMY (K-6)COLUMBUS, OH20MICHAEL R. WHITECLEVELAND, OH19FRANKLIN BENJAMIN HSPHILADELPHIA, PA18STUART SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE ACADEMYLOUISVILLE, KY17KENSINGTON CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS HSPHILADELPHIA, PA16BARTRAM JOHN – MAINPHILADELPHIA, PA15FANNING MIDDLE COMMUNITY ED.ST LOUIS, MO14YEATMAN-LIDDELL MIDDLE SCHOOLST LOUIS, MO13CONFLUENCE PREPARATORY ACADEMYST LOUIS, MO12BYCK ELEMENTARYLOUISVILLE, KY11ROXBOROUGH HSPHILADELPHIA, PA10KING MARTIN LUTHER HSPHILADELPHIA, PA9SAYRE WILLIAM L MSPHILADELPHIA, PA8OVERBROOK HSPHILADELPHIA, PA7CHESTER HSCHESTER, PA6HOMER HIGH SCHOOLHOMER, LA5WHEATLEY ELEMENTARYLOUISVILLE, KY4FRAYSER ELEMENTARYLOUISVILLE, KY3VISION ACADEMYMONROE, LA2ROOSEVELT PERRY ELEMENTARYLOUISVILLE, KY1MAUPIN ELEMENTARYLOUISVILLE, KY