05/09/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Study: LAUSD Has 23 Of 39 Of State's 'Worst' Schools

A new list of California's lowest-performing schools includes 39 from Los Angeles County, and a few surprises are among them.

California education officials released their preliminary list Monday and 23 are part of the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second-largest.

State officials are required to compile the list as a result of state and federal law to make these schools eligible for federal improvement grants. The list represents the lowest-performing 5% of California schools.

Read more on Los Angeles Times