Updated 08/20/2008 06:32 PM
City Schools Dominate State's List Of Most Dangerous
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The number of city schools deemed dangerous by the state is shrinking, but those from the five boroughs still dominate the list.
Of the 19 schools named "persistently dangerous" as outlined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act, 16 are in the city.
Schools make the list if they have two successive years of serious incidents, such as homicides, sexual offenses or other violent crimes.
The Department of Education says it is happy the overall numbers have dropped, but more work needs to be done.
"This is further indication that we have fewer dangerous schools. The number came down significantly," said Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. "By the same token we have a lot more work to do. Every kid and every family in the city is entitled to a safe school."
Parents whose children attend schools on the list are given the option to have their child transferred.
The 16 city schools that made the list are as follows:
School 723, 3540 Bivona Street
P.S. 12 Lewis and Clark School, 2555 Tratman Avenue
Middle School for Academic and Social Excellence, 1224 Park Place
P.S. 35 Stephen Decatur School, 272 Macdonough Street
P.S. 140, 985 Rockaway Avenue
P.S. 368, 70 Tompkins Avenue
Marta Valle Secondary School, 145 Stanton Street
M.S. 246 Crossroads School, 234 West 109th Street
Tito Puento Education Complex, 240 East 109th Street
J.H.S. 44 William J. O'Shea, 100 West 77th Street
Powell Middle School for Law and Social Justice, 509 West 129th Street
P.S. 94, 442 East Houston Street
P.S. 169 Robert F. Kennedy School, 110 East 88th Street
P.S. 9 Walter Reed School, 5874 57th Street
P.S./I.S. 25 South Richmond High School, 6581 Hylan Boulevard
P.S. 14 Cornelius Vanderbilt School, 100 Tompkins Avenue