WIUM Tristates Public Radio

Southeast Iowa Schools On Watch List

Keokuk, IA – Several Southeast Iowa school districts are included on a federal academic watch list. The Keokuk, Fort Madison, and Burlington school districts are on the 2005 "Schools in Need of Assistance" list based on last year's test scores. Schools are placed on the federal list if a portion of their students fail to meet proficiency standards for two years in a row. Iowa Department of Education spokesperson Kathi Slaughter says schools will have a more difficult time getting off the list as standards continue to increase. Listed below are those on the list from Southeast Iowa.

Keokuk High School
Keokuk Middle School
Burlington High School
Burlington School District
Fort Madison School District