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26 Boston schools at risk of being declared ‘underperforming’

West Roxbury Academy (above) was one of the schools flagged as “underperforming.’’ –David L. Ryan/Globe Staff/File

More than two dozen schools in Boston with low standardized test scores are at risk of being declared “underperforming’’ by the state, an action that can lead to the removal of principals and teachers, according to a School Department analysis.

The 26 schools are spread across nearly every neighborhood, from East Boston to West Roxbury. Officials are expected to learn the fate of each school when the state releases the latest round of MCAS data at the end of October.

If the state orders any of the schools to overhaul their programs, they would have three years to boost student performance or they could face a state takeover. Nine of Boston’s 125 schools are already designated as underperforming, while two others are in receivership, a more dire classification.

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