The New York City Department of Education department has released a list of 36 elementary and middle schools that are on the chopping block.
Progress reports for those schools came out Monday.
Schools with grades of "F"or "D" as well as schools that received a "C" or lower for three straight years are eligible for closure.
The 36 schools put on notice Wednesday still have a few weeks to convince the DOE to take them off the final list.
While Mayor Bloomberg has committed to opening 50 new schools next year, teacher and principal unions have been harsh critics of his policies.
"I remember two years ago the Mayor went to Washington and bragged that he was going to close 200 more schools before he left as mayor," said Michael Mulgrew, the president of the United Federation of Teachers. "He literally bragged about saying that he was gonna make sure 200 schools failed in New York City so he could fail them. To me, that means you're not really worried about the schools or the kids inside of them."
Last year, 20 elementary and middle schools were named to the early engagement list.
Nine were closed, while two others lost their middle school grades.
Schools Being Considered For Closure By DOE
The following is a list of elementary and middle schools that the New York City Department of Education says it is considering for closure after the 2012-2013 school year. An asterisk (*) denotes a school originally slated to be closed and re-opened after the 2011-12 school year.
J.H.S. 013 Jackie Robinson
M.S. 45/S.T.A.R.S. Prep Academy
P.S. 133 Fred R Moore
P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte
P.S. 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt
Young Leaders Elementary School
J.H.S. 125 Henry Hudson
The Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School
P.S. 064 Pura Belpre
P.S. 132 Garret A. Morgan
P.S. 230 Dr Roland N. Patterson
MS 142 John Philip Sousa*
Globe School for Environmental Research
P.S. 006 West Farms
P.S. 050 Clara Barton
The School of Science and Applied Learning
P.S. 067 Charles A. Dorsey
P.S. 167 The Parkway
Middle School for Academic and Social Excellence
J.H.S. 166 George Gershwin*
P.S. 174 Dumont
P.S. 224 Hale A. Woodruff
J.H.S. 302 Rafael Cordero
P.S. 073 Thomas S. Boyland
P.S. 165 Ida Posner
General D. Chappie James Middle School of Science
J.H.S. 008 Richard S. Grossley
P.S. 140 Edward K Ellington
I.S. 059 Springfield Gardens
P.S. 156 Laurelton
J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes
I.S. 349 Math, Science & Tech.
Mott Haven Academy Charter School
Bronx Community Charter School