The State Department of Education today released the list of schools statewide on the Needs Improvement list, which identifies schools that have failed to make adequate progress for two consecutive years in the same area. They must then make progress for two consecutive years to come off the list. There are four areas schools are judged on: math performance, reading performance, percent of students taking state exams, and graduation rate for high schools or attendance rate for other schools. There are 45 schools on the list this year, compared to 53 schools last year. List of Oklahoma City Public Schools on the Needs Improvement list, and the benchmarks they did not meet Year 1: Rockwood Elementary, math Rogers Middle School, math Northeast Academy Middle School, math Roosevelt Middle School, math Taft Middle School, math Oklahoma Centennial Middle School, math and reading and attendance Santa Fe South Middle School, reading (charter school) Star Spencer High School, reading Year 2: North Highland Math and Science Academy, math Webster Middle School, math and reading Year 3: F.D. Moon Academy, math Douglass Middle School, attendance Year 4: Capitol Hill High School, graduation rate U.S. Grant High School, math and reading and graduation rate Another way to look at the list: Schools that are new to the list: Rockwood Elementary School Northeast Academy Middle School Roosevelt Middle School Oklahoma Centennial Middle School Santa Fe South Middle School (charter school) Star Spencer High School Schools that came off the list: John Wesley Charter School (closed) Seeworth Academy (charter school) Northwest Classen High School Spencer Elementary School Coolidge Elementary School Emerson Alternative Education High School Douglass High School Schools that stayed on the list: Moon Academy U.S. Grant High School Douglass Middle School Webster Middle School Rogers Middle School* Taft Middle School* North Highland Math and Science Academy* Capitol Hill High School* *These schools repeated the years they were on the list. For instance, both Rogers and Taft middle schools are listed as first-time schools on the list — for the second year in a row. That is because the schools made adequate progress, but they have to make it for two years in a row to come off the list.