DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Two Dallas Independent School District schools will have to undergo mandated changes, due to student performance deficiencies.

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Hillcrest High School and Cary Middle School have failed to meet federal academic standards in math and reading for five straight years. As a result, parents and the public get a chance to look at ordered restructuring plans for each school.

Although Hillcrest High has a strong advanced placement program, engineering academy and an 80-percent graduation rate, changes are still on the way.

Each school must “restructure” by adding specialists, math coaches, or in the case of Cary, a new campus principal.

District officials say the restructuring order may hide the student progress seen at each school.

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“It does signal a red flag, and I can see how it can be perceived that way,” says DISD spokesperson, Jon Dahlander. “But there are a number of things taken place over the years to suggest differently. That’s not to say everything is great. We can always make improvements.”

The school board will hold a public hearing Thursday, where public can weigh in on the restructure plans.

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