Dallas and Fort Worth rank first and second on the Texas Education Agency's Public Education Grant list of underperforming schools.
Dallas leads the state with 48 schools that need improvement, while Fort Worth and Houston tie for second with 30 each.
A total of 115 North Texas schools are on the list.
Arlington, Bonham, Bowie, Cedar Hill, Cleburne, Corsicana, Crowley, Denton, DeSoto, Ennis, Everman, Granbury, Grand Prairie, Greenville, Hillsboro, Lake Worth, Lancaster, McKinney, Mesquite, Palestine, Paris, Plano, Quinlan, and Sulphur Springs also have schools on the list.
The list includes schools where student test scores were too low or were rated unacceptable.
Under the state's PEG program students have the right to transfer from these school next year if 50 percent or more of the students fail any subject in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills test in two of the last three years, or where the school was rated Academically Unacceptable.