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DOE wants to close 7 more schools

The Academy for Social Action: A College Board School, in Harlem, is targeted to lose its middle school grades and become a high school only. The Academy for Social Action: A College Board School, in Harlem, is targeted to lose its middle school grades and become a high school only.

The Department of Education announced Tuesday that it plans to close seven more schools -- mostly elementary and middle -- for poor performance. An additional two schools will lose their middle school grades: PS 156 in Queens and Academy for Social Action: A College Board School in Harlem, where the high school will remain open despite posting an F on its Progress Report.

The announcement brings to 24 the number of closures announced this week. Pending approval by the Panel on Education Policy, the schools will not accept new students, although current students will be allowed to stay until graduation for all except MS 45 and Freedom Academy which will close in June. New schools, with new leadership and new staff, will be housed in the old buildings.

Just four years ago, the Performance School in the South Bronx replaced another failing elementary school. But low test scores and attendance persisted at the school and it will be closed too. Fewer than 15 percent of the students met grade level standards on state math and reading exams in 2012.

About 32 low-performing schools were saved from the ax, including several large, historic high schools: Flushing High School in Queens, George Westinghouse in downtown Brooklyn, Boys and Girls High School in Bed Stuy, and DeWitt Clinton in the Bronx.   Although these schools were threatened with closure, after visits and conversations with school communities this fall, the DOE decided to develop what it calls an "action plan” to improve them instead. There is no guarantee that these schools will continue to survive, however: many of the schools on this year's closure list, last year were on the list to get "targeted action" for improvement.

The closure plans must be approved by the Panel for Education policy but the panel rarely, if ever, rejects DOE proposals.

Here is the list of schools to be closed, announced on Tuesday. Monday's list of closures is here.

04M013

J.H.S. 013 Jackie Robinson

MS

Phase Out

Day 2

05M367

Academy for Social Action: A College Board School

SS

Truncation of MS

Day 2

07X385

Performance School

ES

Phase Out

Day 2

09X230

P.S. 230 Dr Roland N. Patterson

ES

Phase Out

Day 2

12X050

P.S. 050 Clara Barton

ES

Phase Out

Day 2

19K174

P.S. 174 Dumont

K-8

Phase Out

Day 2

23K073

P.S. 073 Thomas S. Boyland

K-8

Phase Out

Day 2

29Q156

P.S. 156 Laurelton

K-8

Truncation of MS

Day 2

29Q496

Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School

HS

Phase Out

Day 2

And, here is the list of the 32 schools that the DOE offer "intensive assistance" to improve student performance.

DBN

School Name

Grade Level

05M133

P.S. 133 Fred R Moore

ES

06M132

P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte

ES

07X154

P.S. 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt

ES

07X369

Young Leaders Elementary School

ES

09X132

P.S. 132 Garret A. Morgan

ES

12X006

P.S. 006 West Farms

ES

12X300

The School of Science and Applied Learning

ES

13K067

P.S. 067 Charles A. Dorsey

ES

19K224

P.S. 224 Hale A. Woodruff

ES

23K165

P.S. 165 Ida Posner

K-8

08X125

J.H.S. 125 Henry Hudson

MS

08X375

The Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School

MS

11X272

Globe School for Environmental Research

MS

17K334

Middle School for Academic and Social Excellence

MS

28Q008

J.H.S. 008 Richard S. Grossley

MS

29Q059

I.S. 059 Springfield Gardens

MS

32K291

J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes

MS

32K349

I.S. 349 Math, Science & Tech.

MS

10X243

West Bronx Academy for the Future

SS

14K071

Juan Morel Campos Secondary School

SS

04M409

Coalition School for Social Change

HS

08X332

Holcombe L. Rucker School of Community Research

HS

09X276

Leadership Institute

HS

09X412

Bronx High School of Business

HS

10X438

Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology

HS

10X440

DeWitt Clinton High School

HS

13K605

George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School

HS

14K322

Foundations Academy

HS

16K455

Boys and Girls High School

HS

25Q460

Flushing High School

HS

12X480

Bronx Regional High School

HST

17K489

W.E.B. Dubois Academic High School

HST

Last modified on Tuesday, 08 January 2013 13:52

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