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Public City School Closings, Overhauls For 2012

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Below is a comprehensive list of 50 schools that are having some type of closure in 2012 and 10 schools that were spared by the Department of Education. The previous record number of schools listed for closure was 27 in 2011.

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Click here to see the 24 proposed public school overhauls—schools that will close and immediately reopen with new names and half of the teachers and principal replaced. The DOE spared nine schools from these overhauls in April.

Click here to see the 17 schools that are set to “phase out” overhauls—schools that will not accept new students and close after current students graduate.

Click here to see the school officially set for closure

Click here to see the five schools that are set to “phase out” middle school grades

Click here to see the three charters schools that are facing closure


24 Public School Overhauls (Vote held on April 26)

These schools will close and reopen this fall with new names, new principals and up to half of the teachers replaced.

Bronx (10 schools):
• Herbert H Lehman High School
• Banana Kelly High School
• JHS 22 Jordan L Mott (middle school)
• IS 339 (middle school)
• MS 391 (middle school)
• Bronx High School of Business
• JHS 80 Mosholu Parkway (middle school)
• Alfred E Smith Career-Tech High School
• Fordham Leadership Academy (high school)
• JHS 142 John Philip Sousa (middle school)

Brooklyn (5 schools):
• John Ericsson Middle School 126
• Automotive High School
• JHS 166 George Gershwin (middle school)
• John Dewey High School
• Sheepshead Bay High School
Bushwick Community High School (removed from list by DOE on April 26)

Queens (7 schools):
• Flushing High School
• William Cullen Bryant High School
• Long Island City High School
• Newtown High School
• August Martin High School
• Richmond Hill High School
• John Adams High School
Grover Cleveland High School (removed from list by DOE on April 26)

Manhattan (2 schools):
• Bread and Roses Integrated Arts High School
• High School of Graphic Communication Arts

7 Top-Rated Schools Spared Overhauls

On April 2, the Department of Education decided to spare overhauls for one Manhattan school and six Brooklyn schools that received an "A" or "B" on their report cards.

Manhattan:
• Harlem Renaissance High School

Brooklyn (6 schools):
• Brooklyn School for Global Studies (middle school and high school)
• Cobble Hill School of American Studies (high school)
• Franklin D Roosevelt High School
• William E Grady Vocational High School
• W H Maxwell Career and Tech High School
• IS 136 Charles O Dewey (middle school)


17 Schools To Be Phased-Out (Vote held on February 9)

Schools will not accept new students and officially close after current students graduate. Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy VII was removed from this list by the Department of Education on February 8.

Bronx (5 schools)
• Gateway School For Environmental Research and Technology (high school)
• Jane Addams High School For Academic Careers
• Samuel Gompers Career And Technical Education High School
• Grace Dodge Career And Technical Education High School
• Aspire Preparatory Middle School

Brooklyn (7 schools)
• P.S. 019 Roberto Clemente (elementary school)
• General D. Chappie James Elementary School of Science (elementary school)
• International Arts Business School (high school)
• Satellite Three (middle school)
• Middle School For The Arts
• J.H.S. 296 The Anna Gonzalez Community School (middle school)
• P.S. 22 (elementary school)

Manhattan (3 schools)
• Legacy School For Integrated Studies (high school)
• Manhattan Theatre Lab High School
• Washington Irving High School (high school)

Queens
• P.S. 215 Lucretia Mott (elementary school)

Staten Island
• P.S. 014 Cornelius Vanderbilt (elementary school)


1 School To Be Closed (Vote held on February 9)

• Academy Of Business And Community Development (middle and high school) in Brooklyn


5 Schools To Have Middle School Grades Phased-Out (Vote held on February 9)

Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts was removed from this list by the Department of Education on February 8.

Bronx
• Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship (middle and high school)

Brooklyn
• P.S. 298 Betty Shabazz (elementary and middle school)
• Frederick Douglass Academy IV (middle and high school)
• PS 161 The Crown (elementary and middle school)
• Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School (middle and high school)


3 Charter Schools Facing Closure

Believe Northside Charter High School was removed from this list by the Department of Education in March.

Brooklyn
• Believe Southside Charter High School (charter revoked by the Board of Regents on March 20, 2012, effective July 1, 2012)
• Williamsburg Charter High School (charter revoked by Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott on April 3, 2012, effective June 29, 2012)

Queens
• Peninsula Preparatory Academy (elementary school)

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