Ratings show fewer Ga. schools are failing

The annual list of Georgia's worst schools got a little shorter this year.

Ratings from the College and Career Ready Performance Index released Tuesday morning indicated improvement among the state’s schools, as 127 were eligible for potential state takeover under a plan Gov. Nathan Deal hopes voters will approve in November. Last year, the number of eligible schools was 139.

While a handful of Metro Atlanta schools were removed from last year’s list, more than a dozen new schools were added.

CCRPI is a type of school report card that grades schools on several factors, including student performance on standardized state tests. Schools at risk of state takeover under Gov. Nathan Deal's proposed Opportunity School District received scores below 60 points on a 100-point scale for three consecutive years.

The plan would allow the state to take up to 20 schools from that list each year and close them, run them itself or convert them to charter schools.