Chronically Low-Performing High School Law and Legal Definition

Chronically low-performing high school is a public high school that has a graduation rate of less than sixty percent for three consecutive years, as determined in accordance with methodology established by the national governors association's compact on high school graduation data. Additionally, a school that has not made adequate yearly progress for three consecutive years, as defined by the office of student achievement is also termed as chronically low-performing high school. [2010 Ga. ALS 390, 1]

Chronically low performing schools are those with a high proportion of students, usually 20% or more, failing to meet levels of proficiency in reading or mathematics as defined under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 for more than two consecutive years.