Madison County High School and Madison County Middle School failed to meet federal Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) benchmarks for 2011.
AYP is the formula used to determine if schools are meeting expectations under the federal No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). The final AYP report will be released in the fall and will include summer retest scores, summer graduates and appeals.
AYP requires schools to meet federal standards in a variety of subcategories, such as minorities, students with disabilities and economically disadvantaged students. If any subcategory is under the required benchmark levels for AYP, then the school as a whole, won’t meet AYP.