Two San Diego high schools are doing such a poor job at educating students and preparing them for college-level courses, it would be better if they shut their doors, says a new study released by educational research website Schoolie.com, which compiles and compares data from school districts throughout the state.
In a new study, researchers found Crawford High School and San Diego Business Leadership School were among the state's 28 worst schools. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being the lowest, Crawford scored a 3 and San Diego Business Leadership School scored a 2.5. The data revealed that each school was overpopulated, failed to provide an adequate number of college preparatory classes, didn't have enough teachers, and had some of the lowest college-readiness scores.
And while Crawford scored low on academics and college readiness, its scores for student support were very high, as was public safety at the school.
San Diego Business Leadership School also scored a 1.5 on academic rigor and 1.5 in college readiness.
According to the study, schools scoring 3 and under should be closed and their students moved to neighboring schools.
"Schoolie's education experts who analyzed the data were surprised by the number of California schools that rank below a ,” reads the report.
"The numbers don't lie," said Schoolie founder Nasha Fitter in a statement. "When you have the ability to compare high schools throughout the state, you know precisely why some are succeeding and others are failing miserably."
Added the report, "Some educators believe the lowest ranking public schools are are so negligent in teaching students the most fundamental writing and math skills, let alone preparing them for college, they should be shut down immediatley [sic].”
Los Angeles, meanwhile, according to the Schoolie report, had 22 schools that were below the threshold.