Lufkin ISD fails yearly report, but for good reason

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Lufkin Independent School District, along with several other districts in Angelina County, have failed their annual yearly progress report.

But Superintendent Roy Knight says it does not mean Lufkin isn't doing a great job.

Knight says the annual report is assigned by the "no child left behind" legislation.

The problem with the report he says, is that the number of special needs children are not factored in.

Knight says Lufkin has a significant number of special ed students who should not and cannot take standardized tests, but for this report are expected to.

He says it clearly shows the issues that national test have.

Besides Lufkin, Central, Diboll and Huntington failed the report as well.  Zavalla and Hudson did pass.