DOE names schools to be phased out

December 10, 2008 12:10:52 PM PST
The Department of Education has announced that a number of New York City schools will be phased out over the next few years. Those schools include:
  • PS 150 Christopher in Brooklyn
  • Agnes Y. Humphrey School for Leadership in Brooklyn
  • PS 90 George Meany in the Bronx
  • MS 399 in the Bronx
  • MS 321 Minerva in Manhattan
  • JHS 44 William J O'Shea in Manhattan
  • PS 225 Seaside in Queens
  • PS 2X Morrisania in the Bronx
  • PS 198 in the Bronx
  • PS 194 in Manhattan
  • PS/IS 72 in Brooklyn

    The DOE outlined the following at the above schools.

    PS 150 Christopher in Brooklyn

  • Received an F on its most recent progress report.
  • Will not accept new students.
  • PreK, 1st grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade will close in June 2009.
  • 2nd grade through 4th grade will phase out over 3 years.
  • 7th grade and 8th grade will phase out over 2 years.
  • Students currently enrolled in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th grades can remain at PS 150 through the phase out.
  • In September, at least one new school will open in the building, serving kindergarten and 1st grade and 5th and 6th grades.
  • The new school(s) will grow to serve grades K-8 by 2011.
  • Students currently enrolled in kindergarten, 4th, and 5th grades will be given priority admission to the new school(s) opening in the building.

    MS 399 in the Bronx

  • Received a D on its most recent progress report.
  • Was on the State's list of persistently dangerous schools list.
  • Will not accept an incoming class of 6th grade students.
  • Students currently enrolled in the school will be able to finish at the school.
  • The phase-out will be complete when the current 6th grade students have finished 8th grade in 2011.
  • 2 new middle schools will begin phasing into the space in September, each serving incoming 6th grade students.
  • The new schools will grow to serve grades 6-8 and will be completely phased in by 2011.

    MS 321 Minerva in Manhattan

  • Received a D on its most recent progress report.
  • Has declining enrollment due to low demand and high transfer rate.
  • Will not accept an incoming class of 6th grade students.
  • Students currently enrolled in the school will be able to finish at the school.
  • The phase-out will be complete when the current 6th grade students have finished 8th grade in 2011.

    Agnes Y. Humphrey School for Leadership in Brooklyn

  • Received a D on its most recent progress report.
  • Will not accept new students.
  • Grades PreK-6 and 9-11 will close in June 2009.
  • 7th and 8th grades will phase out over 2 years.
  • A new school serving grades PreK-5 will open in the building in September.
  • Students currently enrolled in grades K-4 will be given priority admissions to the replacement elementary school.
  • Current 5th grade students will apply to middle school through the middle school choice process.
  • Current 8th grade students will apply to high school through the high school application process.
  • Current 6th and 7th grade students can finish milled school at Agnes Y. Humphrey as it phases out.
  • The Office of Student Enrollment will hold a meeting at the school to help current 9th through 11th grade students transfer to different high schools next year.

    JHS 44 William J O'Shea in Manhattan

  • Received a D on its most recent progress report
  • Has declining enrollment due to low demand and high transfer rate
  • Has been on the persistently dangerous schools list for 2 years
  • The school will stop not accept an incoming 6th grade next year.
  • Students currently enrolled in the school will be able to finish at the school
  • The phase-out will be complete when the current 6th grade students have finished 8th grade in June 2011
  • A new middle school will begin phasing into the space currently occupied by JHS 44; the new middle school will begin phasing in with a 6th grade next year.
  • Letters inviting parents to information meetings will be sent home in student backpacks.

    PS 90 George Meany in the Bronx

  • Received an F on its most recent progress report, with one of the lowest progress report raw scores
  • Grades K-2 will close in June 2009 and will be replaced with 2 new schools that will open in September 2009
  • Grades 3-4 will phase out, which means that students currently in 2nd grade students will be the last students to complete 4th grade at the school in June 2011
  • The new schools will start in September serving grades K-2 and will grow to serve grades K-4
  • Current kindergarten and 1st grade students at PS 90 will be given priority admission to the new schools in the building.
  • Letters inviting parents to information meetings will be sent home in student backpacks.

    PS 225 Seaside in Queens

  • Received a D on its most recent progress report
  • Grades PreK-3 will close in June 2009 and will be replaced with a new school that will open in September 2009
  • Grades 4-5 will phase out, which means that the current 3rd grade students will be the last students to complete
  • 5th grade at the school in June 2011
  • Grades 6-8 will also phase out, which means that the current 6th grade students will be the last students to complete 8th grade at the school in June 2011
  • The new elementary school will start in September with grades PreK-3 and will grow to serve grades PreK-5
  • Current PreK-2 students at PS 225 students will be given priority admission to the new elementary school in the building
  • A new middle school will start in September with 6th grade and will grow to serve grades 6-8
  • Current 5th grade students at PS 225 will be given priority admissions to the new middle school opening in the building

    PS 2X Morrisania in the Bronx

  • The school received a D on its most recent progress report.
  • Grades K-2 will close in June; grades 3-5 will phase out.
  • Current students in grades K-1 will be given priority enrollment in the building next year or in their zoned school.
  • Students currently in grades 2-4 can remain at PS 2X through its phase out. Students currently in 2nd grade will be the last 5th grade students at the school in 2012.
  • Parents were invited to information sessions at the school to learn more about the phase-out process.

    PS 198X in the Bronx

  • The school received an F on its most recent progress report.
  • Grades K-2 will close in June and will be replaced with a new school in September; grades 3-5 will phase out.
  • Students currently in grades K-1 are guaranteed a seat in the new school that opens in the building.
  • The new school will begin with grades K-2 in September and will grow to serve grades K-5.
  • Students currently enrolled in grades 2-4 can remain at PS 198X through its phase out. Students currently in 2nd grade will be the last 5th grade students at the school 2012.

    PS 194M Countee Cullen in Manhattan

  • The school received a D on its most recent progress report.
  • Grades K-2 will close in June; grades 3-5 will phase out.
  • Current students in grade K-1 will be given priority enrollment in the building next year or in their zoned school.
  • Students currently in grades 2-4 can remain at PS 194M through its phase out. Students currently in 2nd grade will be the last 5th grade students at the school in 2012.

    PS/IS 72K Annette P. Goldman in Brooklyn

  • The school received a D on its most recent progress report.
  • Grades PreK-3 will close in June 2009 and will be replaced with a new school opening in the building in September.
  • Students currently enrolled in grades 3-5 can finish elementary school (i.e. through 5th grade) at the school as the upper elementary school grades phase out; the current 3rd grade students will be the last 5th grade students at the school in 2011.
  • Grades 6-8 will phase out over 2 years.
  • Students currently enrolled in grades 6-8 can finish middle school (i.e. through 8th grade) at the school; the current 6th grade students will be the last 8th grade students at the school in 2011.
  • A new middle school will open in September serving 6th grade; it will grow to serve grades 6-8.
  • Current 5th grade students will be given priority enrollment to the new middle school opening in the building.

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