Low School Ratings and Transferring

Students at 16 area schools will be allowed to switch campuses because their schools are among the lowest rated in Texas.

Four Amarillo schools made the Texas Education Agency's list for schools kids can leave behind because of previous poor performance.

Those local schools are Lee Elementary, Palo Duro High, Tascosa High and Horace Mann Middle School.

But one AISD official calls the assessment outdated.

"it's just a reflection of an area of difficulty that they've had in the past which has long since been corrected," says Janie Cooper, a director at Palo Duro High.

And, Shane Howard, a parent we spoke with has children in two of those four amarillo schools, and so far he plans to have them stay put.

"it makes you worry a little bit.. But we're pretty happy with them right now."

Below is a list of 16 area schools earmarked for transfers next year:

Lee Elementary

Horace Mann Middle

Palo Duro High School

Tascosa High School

Bovina Elementary School

Bovina High School

Blakemore Middle School

Dimmitt Middle School

Grandview-Hopkins Elementary

Hart Junior-Senior High School

Hereford Junior High School

Lefors School

Austin Elementary

Pampa High School

Edwin F Williams

Wildorado Elementary School