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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE,   March 15, 2007

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            Commissioner Mills Announces Actions Regarding 31 Schools 

            State Education Commissioner Richard Mills today placed 20 Schools Under Registration; reached agreements with New York City, Rochester, and Albany to phase out and close seven schools; and warned that an additional four former SURR schools are at risk of being identified for registration review next year if performance does not improve.  The Commissioner also announced the removal of eight schools from registration review.  

These actions bring the total number of Schools Under Registration Review (SURR schools) to 65 statewide, 35 of them in New York City.  

Of the schools placed under registration review this school year, nine are in New York City, three each in Buffalo, Syracuse and Rochester, and one each in Wyandanch and Yonkers. Of the eight removed schools, six are in New York City, one in Hempstead, and one in Yonkers. 

The number of schools identified is five more than last year and the number removed is also five more than last year.   

Commissioner Mills said, “The new grade 3-8 tests show declining performance from elementary to middle school. We will provide help and support for these schools and require fundamental restructuring if there is no progress. The number of schools designated this year represents an increase from last year. I will designate an even larger number of SURR schools by January.”  

The Commissioner announced that he has reached agreements with the Chancellor of the New York City public schools and the superintendent of the Rochester School District to phase out a total of three current SURR schools (two in NYC and one in Rochester) that have not made sufficient progress towards achieving their performance targets.  The Commissioner has also agreed not to identify at this time three schools in New York City because he has received assurances that these schools will be closed, and one school in Albany that the superintendent will recommend that the school board close.   

Finally, the Commissioner has warned the Buffalo and New York City school districts that a total of four former SURRs, three in New York City and one in Buffalo, must improve their results or risk being re-identified next year.  

            For the first time the new Grade 3-8 English language arts and mathematics assessments were used to identify schools for registration review.  Sixteen of the 20 newly identified schools serve intermediate grades. 

            Since 1989, 295 schools have been identified for registration review. Of these, 198 have been removed because of improving academic performance, including 106 that have been removed since 2001. An additional 55 schools that did not meet their performance targets have been closed by school districts, including eight last year.   

            The level of achievement that schools were required to demonstrate to avoid possible consideration for registration review was a Performance Index of 90 in Elementary-Middle Level English, 85 in Elementary-Middle Level math, and 100 in high school English and mathematics.  These typically increase each year. The Board of Regents is currently considering adding graduation rate as an additional SURR criterion.   

            Attached are lists of schools identified for, and removed from registration review.   

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ATTACHMENT A

 New Schools Identified for Registration Review

March 2007

School

Region

District

Criteria

Cutpoint for Farthest From State Standards

Performance Index

Buffalo Elementary School Of Technology

NA

Buffalo  

3-8 ELA

90

84

 

 

 

3-8 Math

85

67

P.S. 74 Hamlin Park Elementary School

NA

Buffalo  

3-8 ELA

90

73

 

 

 

3-8 Math

85

64

Grabiarz School Of Excellence

NA

Buffalo  

3-8 Math

85

73

Thomas Jefferson High School

NA

Rochester  

3-8 Math

85

61

James Monroe High School

NA

Rochester  

3-8 Math

85

56

International Finance & Economic Development HS At Franklin

NA

Rochester  

3-8 Math

85

55

Clary Math/Science Magnet Middle School

NA

Syracuse  

3-8 Math

85

74

Applied Science Magnet at Martin Luther King Community School

NA

Syracuse  

3-8 Math

85

74

Elmwood Elementary School

NA

Syracuse  

3-8 Math

85

83

Commerce Middle School

NA

Yonkers

3-8 Math

85

82

Wyandanch Memorial HS

NA

Wyandanch

HS ELA

100

90

J.H.S.  13 Jackie Robinson

9

4

3-8 ELA

90

81

 

 

 

3-8 Math

85

54

J.H.S.  45 J. C. Roberts

9

4

3-8 ELA

90

86

 

 

 

3-8 Math

85

84

MS 203

9

7

3-8 ELA

90

87

 

 

 

3-8 Math

85

70

MS 301-Paul L. Dunbar

2

8

3-8 ELA

90

88

 

 

 

3-8 Math

85

82

J.H.S.  22 Jordan L. Mott

1

9

3-8 Math

85

73

I.S. 232

1

9

3-8 Math

85

81

I.S. 339-School Of Communications Technology

1

9

3-8 Math

85

66

I.S. 246 Walt Whitman

6

17

3-8 Math

85

78

Canarsie HS

6

18

HS ELA

100

94

   


 

ATTACHMENT B

 Schools Removed from Registration Review

 March 2007

  

District

School

Year Identified

Criteria

Performance Index

Targets

Hempstead

Hempstead HS

2004

HS ELA

120

NA

 

 

 

HS Math

135

119

Yonkers

Roosevelt HS

2004

HS ELA

137

NA

 

 

 

HS Math

136

117

9

P.S. 230  Dr. Roland N. Patterson

2004

3-8 ELA

120

115

 

 

 

3-8 Math

133

116

10

PS 396

2004

3-8 ELA

121

118

 

 

 

3-8 Math

141

NA

12

Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design

2004

HS ELA

165

118

 

 

 

HS Math

164

112

15

School For International Studies

2003

3-8 ELA

113

113

 

 

 

3-8 Math

128

100

 

 

 

HS ELA

127

NA

 

 

 

HS Math

140

NA

19

William H. Maxwell VHS

2003

HS ELA

107

NA

 

 

 

HS Math

115

107

29

I.S. 192 The Linden School

2001

3-8 ELA

117

110

 

 

 

3-8 Math

93

105

 

Note: I.S. 192 achieved its math target in 2004-2005. 

      


 

As of 3/2007

Schools Under Registration Review (SURR) List 

New York City

 

 

 

Region

 

 

District

 

 

School

 

BEDS

 

Year

Identified*

 

 

SED Status – Group

 

 

75

P.S. 12

307500012012

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

 

9

02

Legacy High School

310200011429

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

 

9

02

Graphic Communication Arts

310200011625

2004

Corrective Action – Group 12

 

9

04

J.H.S.  13

 

310400010013

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

04

J.H.S.  45

 

310400010045

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 

10

05

I.S. 172

310500010172

2003

Corrective Action – Group 11A (Closing)

 

9

07

J.H.S. 151

320700010151

2004

Corrective Action – Group 12

 

9

07

P.S. 156

320700010156

2004

Corrective Action – Group 12

 

9

07

I.S. 184

320700010184

1999

Phasing Out – Group 7 (Closing 6/2007)

 

9

07

M.S. 203

    320700010203

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 

9

07

P.S. 220

320700010220

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

 

2

08

J.H.S. 123

320800010123

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

 

2

08

M.S. 301
 

    320800010301

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 

2

08

M.S. 302

320800010302

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

 

1

09

J.H.S. 22
 

320900010022

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 

1

09

J.H.S. 117

320900010117

2001

Third Year Redesign – Group 9

 

1

09

C.I.S. 219

320900010219

2003

Corrective Action – Group 11A

 

1

09

I.S. 232

320900010232

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 

1

09

I.S. 339 -School Of Communications Technology

320900010339

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 

1

10

M.S. 399

321000010399

2003

Corrective Action – Group 11A

 

2

12

I.S. 158

321200010158

2000

Phasing Out – Group 8 (Closing 6/2007)

 

8

13

J.H.S. 258

331300010258

2001

Third Year Redesign – Group 9 (Closing)

 

8

13

J.H.S. 265

331300010265

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

 

8

14

I.S. 33

331400010033

1999

Phasing Out – Group 7 (Closing 6/2007)

 

8

16

J.H.S. 57

331600010057

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

 

8

16

M.S. 143

331600010143

2005

Phasing Out – Group 13 (Closing 6/2008)

 

6

17

P.S. 12

331700010012

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

 

6

17

I.S. 246

 

331700010246

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 

6

17

I.S. 390

331700010390

1999

Phasing Out – Group 7 (Closing 6/2007)

 

6

18

Canarsie H.S.

331800011500

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 

5

19

Franklin K. Lane

331900011420

2002

Second Year Redesign – Group 10

 

 

5

19

Thomas Jefferson

331900011435

2003

Phasing Out – Group 11 (Closing 6/2007)

 

4

32

I.S. 291

333200010291

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

 

4

32

I.S. 349

333200010349

2003

Corrective Action – Group 11A

 

5

27

Far Rockaway

342700011465

2004

First Year Redesign – Group 12

 

 

*Year identified refers to the school year of initial identification, i.e., 1989 means the school was identified during the 1989-90 school year. For former SURR schools that were re-identified, year identified is the year of re-identification.  Group designations are based upon year of most recent identification or redesign.   Schools that are phasing out are eliminating grades and not enrolling new students.


Upstate SURR Schools 

PRIVATE                     

District

                               

School

 

BEDS

              

Year Identified

                                                                 

Status (Group)

Roosevelt

Roosevelt Campus Schools:

Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt Middle School.

 

280208030005

280208030009

 

1990

2004

Under Jurisdiction of Special Legislative Act. In 2004 the Roosevelt Junior-High School was split into  the Roosevelt Middle School and the Roosevelt High School

Buffalo

Buffalo Elementary School Of Technology

140600010006

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Buffalo

P.S. 18

140600010018

2002

Second Year Redesign– Group 10

Buffalo

P.S. 19

140600010019

2003

First Year Redesign – Group 11

Buffalo

Harriet Ross Tubman (Formerly Stanton Academy)

140600010031

2004

Corrective Action – Group 12

Buffalo

P.S. 37

140600010037

2004

Corrective Action – Group 12

Buffalo

P.S. 74 Hamlin Park Elementary School

140600010074

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Buffalo

Grabiarz School Of Excellence

140600010129

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Buffalo

Mayor Frank A. Sedita Community School

140600010138

2001

PS 38 was closed in June 2006 and merged with  PS 77 to become the Frank A Sedita School, effective September 2006

Buffalo

P.S. 53

140600010053

2001

Third Year Redesign – Group 9

Buffalo

P.S. 61

140600010061

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

Buffalo

P.S. 76 – Herman Badillo

140600010076

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

Buffalo

Burgard H.S.

140600010101

2001

Third Year Redesign – Group 9

Buffalo

Grover Cleveland H.S.

140600010103

2003

First Year Redesign – Group 11

Buffalo

South Park H.S.

140600010110

2002

Second Year Redesign – Group 10

Buffalo

West Hertel Elementary School

140600010118

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

Buffalo

Harvey Austin School

140600010197

2005

School Added to SURR list as result of Merger of PS 171 and Buffalo Traditional in 2/2005.

Rochester

Thomas Jefferson High School

261600010063

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Rochester

James Monroe High School

261600010066

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Rochester

Frederick Douglas

261600010072

2001

Third Year Redesign – Group 9 (Closing)

Rochester

International Finance & Economic Development HS at Franklin

261600010086

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Syracuse

Clary Math/Science Magnet Middle School

421800010003

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Syracuse

Applied Science Magnet at MLK Community School

421800010018

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Syracuse

Seymour Magnet

421800010028

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

Syracuse

Elmwood Elementary School

421800010029

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Syracuse

James A. Shea M.S.

421800010045

2000

Phasing Out – Group 8 (Closing 6/2008)

Syracuse

George Fowler

421800010049

2005

Corrective Action – Group 13

Wyandanch

Wyandanch Memorial H.S.

580109020003

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

Wyandanch

Milton O. Olive M.S.

580109020004

2001

Third Year Redesign – Group 9

Yonkers

Commerce M.S.

662300010054

2006

Newly Identified – Group 14

 *Year identified refers to the school year of initial identification, i.e., 1989 means the school was identified during the 1989-90 school year. For former SURR schools that were re-identified, year identified is the year of re-identification.  Group designations are based upon year of most recent identification or redesign.  Schools that are phasing out are eliminating grades and not enrolling new students.