Neighborhood Scout used their patent-pending school rating algorithm to uncover and identify the 100 worst public schools in America. The calculations used to create this ranking involve the students' proficiency in reading and math as determined by the 'No Child Left Behind' state testing for each school, and the National Assessment for Educational Progress. The worst performing schools are found in 20 different states, some in inner city urban areas, and some in rural America.
Editor's Correction: Dorman High Freshman Campus (Roebuck, S.C.) was originally included as No. 16. based on incorrect No Child Left Behind (NCLB) raw data provided by SchoolDataDirect. Dorman should not have been included at all, because there is insufficient test data to include them, given that it's a 9th grade only school in a state where 9th graders do not take the state-specific NCLB. Our apologies to the Dorman High Freshman Campus. Next: No. 15 Worst School