The State Board of Education has told the Normandy School District to reverse years of poor student performance, or face a state takeover.

The board voted unanimously to revoke the district’s state accreditation.

The board says Normandy met only five of 14 standards on its annual performance report last month … a range Normandy has been for at least six years now.

Normandy is one of three struggling schools in a high-poverty part of north St. Louis County, which includes Riverview Gardens and Wellston, both of which have also lost state accreditation in recent years.