Underperforming Schools

School Desk
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Grand River Magnet Elementary School in Lansing is one of 216 Michigan schools failing to make adequate yearly progress in math or reading.

The Lansing school has failed to meet state standards for two consecutive years. School officials say the reason it was turned into a magnet school was to address these types of concerns.

Currently, students at Grand River are about 24 percent proficient in reading and 27 percent in math. School Officials note 91 percent of its students are at the poverty level. School officials say it will take a concerted effort to turn the school around.

State standards say school must reach 38 percent in reading and 47 percent in math.