The No Child Left Behind Act requires schools to ensure that all students in each subgroup meet Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) toward their state’s learning goals. Schools that fail to meet AYP for all subgroups in two consecutive years must offer students the option to transfer. After three consecutive years without meeting AYP, schools must offer supplemental educational services as well as school choice. Schools that fall into either of these categories are in the “improvement” phase.

Below you’ll find a partial snapshot of the total number of schools that missed AYP this year, by state. All figures are preliminary and are subject to change, because not all states have finished calculating their schools’ AYP and because schools have 30 days to appeal their status. Wherever possible, the figures include the total number of schools in a state that did not make AYP; however, some states only report the number of Title I schools that did not make AYP. The list was compiled by eSchool News editors.

Total number of schools Number of schools that missed AYP Percentage of the State’s Total Schools
Alabama 1547 47 3%
Alaska 488 283 58%
Arkansas 1131 126 11%
Delaware 171 98 57%
Florida 3,177 2,525 79%
Georgia 1998 846 42%
Illinois 4,212 576 14%
Indiana (*Title I totals only) 791 117 15%
Iowa (*Title I totals only) 800 11 1%
Kansas 1,376 183 13%
Kentucky 1,270 27 2%
Louisiana 1,400 65 5%
Maine 707 153 22%
Maryland 1,392 518 37%
Massachusetts 1903 208 11%
Mississippi 870 118 14%
Missouri 2,055 1,033 50%
Montana 862 172 21%
Nevada 500 222 44%
New York 4,200 715 17%
North Carolina 2,251 1,195 53%
Ohio 3,939 820 21%
Oklahoma (*high school not counted) 1801 51 3%
Oregon 540 365 68%
Pennsylvania 2,786 1,130 41%
South Dakota 752 208 28%
Tennessee 1650 711 43%
Texas 7,733 1,000 13%
Virginia 1,822 732 40%
Washington 2,000 436 22%