Only two schools in Minot Public Schools met the federal "No Child Left Behind" standards for 2011.
School officials recently sent out notices to patrons that the school district failed to meet the "Adequate Yearly Progress" goals set in the law.
Assistant Superintendent Jeff Holm says the failure is a concern to administrators, and the district is working on ways to meet the math and literacy proficiency levels called for in the law.
But he also says those levels are nearly at 100% - meaning the district must have almost every student reach prescribed levels on standardized tests.
Holm says the rating system has good and bad sides.
(Jeff Holm, Minot Assistant Superintendent) "It's good in that it makes us cognizant of the work that we should be doing toward literacy and math. However, we think it is a rather one-dimensional look at our achievement and success as a school district and there are some kind of downsides to it as well."
Holm says he believes most parents in the district see that their children are receiving a good, well-rounded education.
Holm says the only two schools in the district to meet the goals in 2011 were Lincoln and Longfellow Elementary Schools.
Both were heavily damaged or destroyed in the 2011 flood.