State education officials are using three new designations to rank academic achievement at schools across Michigan.
Officials released report cards for schools Thursday and said schools are listed under either Reward, Priority or Focus categories.
There are 286 schools under the Reward category.
They include the top 5 percent in annual rankings and the top 5 percent making the greatest progress over four years.
The state said 358 with wide achievement gaps between students are identified as Focus Schools.
Another 146 are designated as Priority and include the bottom 5 percent in annual rankings and high schools with graduation rates under 60 percent for three consecutive years.
More than 260 districts failed to make annual yearly progress last year.
Nearly 60 Detroit schools are designated as Priority Schools.
"No excuses. Failure and mediocrity will no longer be accepted within Detroit Public Schools," said Roy Roberts, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager.
In a statement DPS said they will look closely at schools that have been on this list for more than one year and create plans moving forward to close and consolidate these schools.
According to Roberts, schools on the priority list will be expected to prepare an improvement plans and must work with Wayne's regional educational service agency and intervention specialists from Michigan State University.
"As I have said many times, DPS will never again close a high performing school and will establish a clear practice to close programs and schools that continue to fail our children," said Roberts.
"Our goal should be to have Detroit schools placed on the “Reward Schools” List/Category with best practices that can be replicated across this city.”
To see school rakings by district click HERE.