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THE LESS-THAN-MAGNIFICENT SEVEN

FROM ALLISON JEAN EATON/COMPTON BULLETIN:

COMPTON–Seven local schools have been named to a state list of public school campuses that consistently have the lowest test scores in California.

An updated list released Thursday, March 11, features the lowest-performing 5 percent of schools statewide. The local schools on that list are Davis Middle, Dominguez High, Martin Luther King Elementary, Vanguard Learning Center, Walton Middle, Whaley Middle and Willowbrook Middle.

An eighth school, Centennial High, is also listed because its graduation rate over several consecutive years has been below the state-set threshold. Only five high schools statewide are listed for this reason.

Compton Unified Superintendent Dr. Kaye Burnside said the district was already aware that the listed schools are struggling with academic achievement.

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