February 26, 2015
Albany

New York City Report: More than 109,000 Students Currently Enrolled in New York’s 178 Failing Schools

TOP New York City Report: More than 109,000...

In New York City: More Than 50,000 Students Currently Enrolled in 91 Failing Schools

Governor Cuomo: "The time is now for the State Legislature to act and do something about this problem so we no longer are condemning our children to failing schools"

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The administration of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a report detailing the crisis of failing schools in New York State. According to the report: 

  • The State currently has 178 failing schools.
  • There are more than 109,000 students currently enrolled in New York’s 178 failing schools.
  • 77 of these schools have been failing for 10 years, with more than 250,000 students passing through these schools while New York State government has done nothing.
  • Statewide, more than 9 out of 10 students in failing schools are minority or poor.
  • While the education bureaucracy demands more and more money, the reality is school districts with failing schools have statewide seen an average 13.8 percent increase in funding over the past three years, and continued to fail.


The full report can be found here: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/NYSFailingSchoolsReport.pdf

The below chart provides details on failing schools in New York City including the consecutive years failing, the state aid increase over the past four years, and the members of the State Legislature that represent each school.

Failing
School

District

Years Failing

2013-14 Enrollment

2012-13 Spending Per Pupil:

% Above National Average ($10,608)

School District Funding Increase Last 3 Years

% Change

Assembly Member

Senate Member

Alfred E Smith Career & Technical Education High School

New York City School District

10

393

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carmen Arroyo

Jose Serrano

Aspirations Diploma Plus High School

New York City School District

4

233

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latrice Walker

Martin Malavé Dilan

August Martin High School

New York City School District

10

823

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Vivan Cook

James Sanders Jr.

Automotive High School

New York City School District

10

437

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Joseph Lentol

Daniel Squadron

Banana Kelly High School

New York City School District

8

347

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Marcos Crespo

Ruben Diaz

Boys And Girls High School

New York City School District

10

895

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Annette Robinson

Velmanette Montgomery

Bread & Roses Integrated Arts High School

New York City School District

4

271

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Keith L.T. Wright

Bill Perkins

Bronx High School For The Visual Art

New York City School District

4

498

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Mark Gjonaj

Jeffrey D. Klein

Bronx High School Of Business

New York City School District

5

352

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latoya Joyner

Gustavo Rivera

Bushwick Leaders High School for Acad Excellence

New York City School District

4

363

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Erik Dilan

Martin Malavé Dilan

Community Health Academy Of The Heights

New York City School District

4

596

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Herman Farrell

Adriano Espaillat

Cypress Hills Collegiate Prep School

New York City School District

4

370

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Erik Dilan

Martin Malavé Dilan

Dewitt Clinton High School

New York City School District

10

2,707

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Jeffrey Dinowitz

Jeffrey D. Klein

Dreamyard Preparatory School

New York City School District

6

346

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latoya Joyner

Gustavo Rivera

East Flatbush Community Research School

New York City School District

4

245

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

N. Nick Perry

Jesse Hamilton

Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School

New York City School District

7

250

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Marcos Crespo

Ruben Diaz

Fdny High School - Fire & Life Safety

New York City School District

5

299

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Charles Barron

John L. Sampson

Flushing High School

New York City School District

10

2,559

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Ron Kim

Toby Ann Stavisky

Fordham Leadership Academy For Business & Technology

New York City School District

6

460

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Jose Rivera

Jeffrey D. Klein

Foreign Language Academy Of Global Studies

New York City School District

4

178

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carmen Arroyo

Jose Serrano

Foundations Academy

New York City School District

4

111

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Annette Robinson

Martin Malavé Dilan

Frederick Douglas Academy II

New York City School District

4

426

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Keith L.T. Wright

Bill Perkins

Frederick Douglass Academy IV

New York City School District

4

161

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Annette Robinson

Velmanette Montgomery

General D Chappie James Middle School

New York City School District

4

86

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latrice Walker

John L. Sampson

Global Neighborhood Secondary School

New York City School District

4

150

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Robert Rodriguez

Jose Serrano

Globe School for Environmental Research

New York City School District

4

298

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carl Heastie

Ruth Hassell-Thompson

Grace H Dodge Career & Technical High School

New York City School District

10

408

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Jose Rivera

Gustavo Rivera

Grover Cleveland High School

New York City School District

10

1,866

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Catherine Nolan

Joseph P. Addabbo Jr

Henry Street School

New York City School District

7

314

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Sheldon Silver

Daniel L. Squadron

Herbert H Lehman High School

New York City School District

10

2,057

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Benedetto

Jeffrey Klein

High School for Youth & Community Development

New York City School District

4

338

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Rodneyse Bichotte

Kevin S. Parker

High School Of Graphic Communication Arts

New York City School District

10

715

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Richard Gottfried

Brad Hoylman

IS 117 Joseph H Wade

New York City School District

10

635

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Victor Pichardo

Gustavo Rivera

IS 136 Charles O Dewey

New York City School District

10

491

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Felix Ortiz

Velmanette Montgomery

IS 219 New Venture School

New York City School District

10

370

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Gustavo Rivera

IS 313 School Of Leadership Development

New York City School District

10

380

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Gustavo Rivera

IS 339

New York City School District

10

601

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Gustavo Rivera

Jonathan Levin High School for Media & Communications

New York City School District

4

248

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latoya Joyner

Gustavo Rivera

Jane Addams HS For Academic Careers

New York City School District

10

293

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Ruben Diaz

JHS 13 Jackie Robinson

New York City School District

4

105

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Robert Rodriguez

Bill Perkins

JHS 162 Lola Rodriguez De Tio

New York City School District

10

390

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carmen Arroyo

Ruben Diaz

JHS 166 George Gershwin

New York City School District

10

230

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Charles Barron

John L. Sampson

JHS 22 Jordan L Mott

New York City School District

10

577

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latoya Joyner

Ruben Diaz

JHS 291 Roland Hayes

New York City School District

10

518

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Maritza Davila

Martin Malavé Dilan

JHS 302 Rafael Cordero

New York City School District

10

551

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Erik Dilan

Martin Malavé Dilan

JHS 50 John D Wells

New York City School District

10

304

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Maritza Davila

Martin Malavé Dilan

JHS 8 Richard S Grossley

New York City School District

4

573

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Vivan Cook

Leroy Comrie

JHS 80 The Mosholu Parkway

New York City School District

10

622

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Mark Gjonaj

Ruth Hassell-Thompson

John Adams High School

New York City School District

10

2,778

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Miller

James Sanders Jr.

John Ericsson Middle School 126

New York City School District

10

264

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Joseph Lentol

Daniel Squadron

Juan Morel Campos Secondary School

New York City School District

4

769

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Joseph Lentol

Daniel Squadron

Long Island City High School

New York City School District

10

2,516

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Aravella Simotas

Michael Gianaris

Marta Valle Secondary School

New York City School District

10

399

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Sheldon Silver

Daniel L. Squadron

Martin Van Buren High School

New York City School District

5

2,041

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Barbara Clark

Leroy Comrie

Monroe Academy For Visual Arts & Design

New York City School District

3

464

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Marcos Crespo

Ruben Diaz

MS 142 John Philip Sousa

New York City School District

10

195

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carl Heastie

Ruth Hassell-Thompson

MS 203

New York City School District

10

173

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carmen Arroyo

Jose Serrano

MS 224

New York City School District

10

330

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carmen Arroyo

Jose Serrano

MS 301 Paul L Dunbar

New York City School District

4

224

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Ruben Diaz

MS 53 Brian Piccolo

New York City School District

10

347

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Phillip Goldfeder

James Sanders Jr.

MS 584

New York City School District

4

131

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Annette Robinson

Velmanette Montgomery

Ms 596 Peace Academy

New York City School District

4

85

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Walter Mosley

Velmanette Montgomery

New Explorers High School

New York City School District

7

461

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Jose Serrano

New Millennium Business Academy MS

New York City School District

8

188

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latoya Joyner

Ruben Diaz

Performance School

New York City School District

4

231

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Jose Serrano

PS 107

New York City School District

4

477

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Marcos Crespo

Jeffrey Klein

PS 111 Jacob Blackwell

New York City School District

4

368

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Catherine Nolan

Michael Gianaris

PS 123 Mahalia Jackson

New York City School District

4

538

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Keith L.T. Wright

Bill Perkins

PS 15 Roberto Clemente Elementary School

New York City School District

4

161

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Brian Kavanagh

Daniel L. Squadron

PS 165 Ida Posner

New York City School District

5

445

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

N. Nick Perry

John L. Sampson

PS 230 Dr Roland N Patterson

New York City School District

7

197

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latoya Joyner

Jose Serrano

PS 298 Dr Betty Shabazz

New York City School District

4

253

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latrice Walker

John L. Sampson

PS 328 Phyllis Wheatley

New York City School District

10

363

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Charles Barron

John L. Sampson

PS 50 Clara Barton

New York City School District

10

185

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Ruben Diaz

PS 64 Pura Belpre

New York City School District

10

467

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Latoya Joyner

Jose Serrano

PS 85 Great Expectations

New York City School District

10

998

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Victor Pichardo

Gustavo Rivera

PS 92

New York City School District

4

469

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Gustavo Rivera

Richmond Hill High School

New York City School District

10

2,181

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

David Weprin

James Sanders Jr.

Samuel Gompers Career & Technical Education High School

New York City School District

6

236

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carmen Arroyo

Jose Serrano

School Of Diplomacy

New York City School District

5

277

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carl Heastie

Ruth Hassell-Thompson

School Of Performing Arts

New York City School District

10

354

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Marcos Crespo

Ruben Diaz

School Of Science & Applied Learning

New York City School District

7

576

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Michael Blake

Gustavo Rivera

Sheepshead Bay High School

New York City School District

10

1,140

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Helene Weinstein

John L. Sampson

The Angelo Patri Middle School

New York City School District

10

583

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Victor Pichardo

Gustavo Rivera

The Bronx Mathematics Prep School

New York City School District

4

278

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Marcos Crespo

Jeffrey Klein

The Bronxwood Prep Academy

New York City School District

5

402

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carl Heastie

Ruth Hassell-Thompson

The Hunts Point School

New York City School District

4

356

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carmen Arroyo

Ruben Diaz

University Neighborhood Middle School

New York City School District

4

99

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Sheldon Silver

Daniel L. Squadron

W E B Dubois Academic High School

New York City School District

8

124

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Walter Mosley

Jesse Hamilton

Washington Irving High School

New York City School District

10

308

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Brian Kavanagh

Liz Krueger

Young Leaders Elementary School

New York City School District

4

280

$20,226

+ 90.7%

$1,027,601,127

+ 13.4%

Carmen Arroyo

Jose Serrano

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo said: “This is the real scandal in Albany, the alarming fact that state government has stood by and done nothing as generation after generation of students have passed through failing schools. This report underscores the severity and shocking nature of this problem. The time is now for the State Legislature to act and do something about this problem so we no longer are condemning our children to failing schools.”

What is a failing school?

According to the report, a school is designated as “failing” if they are in the bottom 5 percent of schools statewide based on combined ELA and math scores, are not showing progress in test performance, or have graduation rates that are below 60 percent for the last three years.

The average graduation rates and test scores at failing schools are:

• 46.6 percent graduation rate (compared to a statewide average of 76.4 percent)
• 6.2 percent of students in grades 3-8 are proficient in math (compared to a statewide average of 35.8 percent)
• 5.9 percent of students in grades 3-8 are proficient in ELA (compared to a statewide average of 31.4 percent)


What is the Governor proposing to fix this?

To address this problem, the Governor is proposing a model that worked in Massachusetts, where when a school fails for 3 years, a nonprofit, another school district, or a turnaround expert must take over the school. When this model was used in a large school district in Massachusetts, the following results were seen:

• Graduation rates increased from 52% to 67%
• Math proficiency improved from 28% to 41%
• The dropout rate decreased by nearly 50%

More information on the Governor's proposal is available here: https://www.ny.gov/2015-opportunity-agenda/education-great-equalizer-0#transform-failing-schools

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