New York State Education Department (NYSED) has listed 124 New York City Public Schools as struggling when it comes to academic achievement. Most of the struggling schools in the lowest tier are in the Bronx (37) and Brooklyn (28). By contrast, Manhattan has (13), Queens (5), and Staten Island (1).
Queens, schools in need of academic improvement are as follows:
FLUSHING HIGH SCHOOL
JHS 226 VIRGIL I GRISSON
ACADEY OF MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY – A COLLEGE BOARD SCHOOL
CATHERINE AND COUNT BASIE MIDDLE SCHOOL 72
IS 59 SPRINGFIELD GARDENS
IS 238 SUSAN B ANTHONY ACADEMY
WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT HIGH SCHOOL
Interestingly, many of the schools listed are in the Renewal program. Moreover, in the lowest tier these are the Queens schools.
INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
NORTH QUEENS COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
FREDERICK DOUGLASS ACADEMY VI HIGH SCHOOL
QUEENS UNITED MIDDLE SCHOOL
EAGLE ACADEMY FOR YOUNG MEN HIGH SCHOOL
According to New York City, they will do the following to get these schools off the struggling list.
- Curriculum changes.
- Alternative discipline methods.
- Paying teachers more
- Lower class sizes.
- Experienced teachers.
- More stringent student discipline.
- Prohibit student cellphone use in schools.
- Better school administrators.
An entire list of struggling schools can be found in Chatkbeat