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Six GRPS schools removed from state's "Priority List"

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Thirty eight public schools were placed on the states “Priority List” and 79 were removed. How did Grand Rapids Public Schools fair in today’s report?

The Michigan School Reform Office removed 79 schools from its Top to Bottom list.

Of the 13 Grand Rapids Public Schools schools placed on the Priority School list last year, six have been removed.

The academic improvements registered at Aberdeen School, Campus Elementary, Martin Luther King, Jr. Leadership Academy, Mulick Park Elementary, Ottawa Hills High School, and Union High School.

In a statement from GRPS, it says “of the remaining seven schools on the Priority School list, all of them improved their ranking and the SRO indicated that they will not be requiring any additional corrective action.”

Patrick joined WGVU Public Media in December, 2008 after eight years of investigative reporting at Grand Rapids' WOOD-TV8 and three years at WYTV News Channel 33 in Youngstown, Ohio. As News and Public Affairs Director, Patrick manages our daily radio news operation and public interest television programming. An award-winning reporter, Patrick has won multiple Michigan Associated Press Best Reporter/Anchor awards and is a three-time Academy of Television Arts & Sciences EMMY Award winner with 14 nominations.