STOCKTON (CBS13) – One of Stockton’s lowest performing schools may be making some big changes.
Nightingale Elementary and Stockton Unified District leaders want to make it an all-boys school.
Officials say low test scores are forcing the district to do something drastic.
The district would turn Monroe Elementary into an all-girls school.
By segregating the sexes, the school district hopes it stops problems from the playground from spilling over into the classroom allowing children to focus on academics rather than social problems.
“There are issues of teasing and I hate to use the word romantic but there are issues of ‘you like her’, ‘he likes you’, ‘I don’t like that you like her and he likes you’ and those kind of things,” said Dan Wright of the Stockton Unified School District.
The district says if the plan is met with a lot of resistance they won’t go forward.
They plan on presenting it to the school board next month.