Panel Votes to Close Proposed Low-Performing Public Schools

New York City’s Department of Education proposed the closure of public schools around the city that had been reported as ‘low-performers’. A panel voted yesterday to close 22 of them, among them one Crown Heights location.

The Panel for Educational Policy approved the phasing out of 22 schools  in Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Manhattan in a vote early Tuesday morning at a meeting at Brooklyn Tech High School.

M.S. 45 S.T.A.R.S. Prep Academy in Manhattan and Freedom Academy High School in Brooklyn will close by the end of the school year.

Twenty of the schools will be downsized or merged into another school or location:


• General D. Chappie James Middle School of Science, 76 Riverdale Ave.
• J.H.S. 166 George Gershwin, 800 Van Siclen Ave.
• J.H.S. 302 Rafael Cordero, 350 Linwood St.
• P.S. 073 Thomas S. Boyland, 251 MacDougal St.
• P.S. 167 The Parkway, 1025 Eastern Pkwy.
• P.S. 174 Dumont, 574 Dumont Ave.
• Sheepshead Bay High School, 3000 Avenue X.

The Bronx:

• Jonathan Levin High School for Media and Communications, 240 E. 172nd St.
• M.S. 203, 339 Morris Ave.
• M.S. 142 John Philip Sousa, 3750 Baychester Ave.
• P.S. 064 Pura Belpre. 1425 Walton Ave.
• P.S. 230 Dr. Roland N. Patterson, 275 Harlem River Park Bridge
• P.S. 050 Clara Barton, 1550 Vyse Ave.
• Performance School, 750 Concourse Village West.


• Bread & Roses Integrated Arts High School, 6 Edgecombe Ave.
• Choir Academy of Harlem, 2005 Madison Ave.
• High School of Graphic Communication Arts, 439 W. 49th St.
• J.H.S. 013 Jackie Robinson, 1573 Madison Ave.


• Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School, 207-01 116th Ave.
• Law, Government and Community Service High School, 207-01 116th Ave.

• Law, Government and Community Service High School, 207-01 116th Ave.


  • Luxury Condos

    Cant wait to see a chabad entrepreneur refurbish the place with luxury condos.

  • yossel

    let the government give it for Jewish education we need more schools shools Jim

    • Anon

      Sorry for what?

      Better education for students will lead to less welfare, less crime, etc.

      Build all the luxury condos you want but if you don’t have educated people who are able to get solid jobs, you’ll be pressed to find tenants in the long-run.

  • declasse' intellectual

    Besides #1 you need to be a zillionaire to afford these
    new places if they build them. Prices for housing in Crown heights and other parts of Brooklyn are criminal, overinflated, undervalued and just plan sub par.

  • let's Ask

    Satmar how one goes about getting it for education. They have gotten several in Willsbg and BP.