Contracts for Excellence

Class Size Reduction

Updated August 20, 2013

As stipulated by the Contracts for Excellence legislation, the New York City Department of Education submitted a Five Year Class Size Reduction Plan to the New York State Education Department that was approved on November 19, 2007. The plan is a comprehensive strategy to reduce class sizes across the system in alignment with the basic principles of leadership, empowerment and performance accountability that are the foundation of the Children First reforms. Contracts for Excellence funding is only one piece of the plan. Beyond resource allocation, the Five Year Plan includes a variety of multi-year strategies such as system-wide guidance and targeted coaching, policy adjustments, new school construction, collaborative team teaching and class size data tracking and accountability.

On July 1, 2013 SED Approved NYCDOE's amended Class Size Reduction plan which focuses on a cross section of schools that have predominantly large class sizes and low student performance.

NYCDOE identified 75 schools with:
1. High average class size in the previous school year (average of 26 students per class or higher)
2. Low student performance (NYCDOE Progress Report grade of C, D, or F as well as struggling schools)
3. and a building utilization rate of less than 100%.

FY13 schools
District Borough School Name
01 Manhattan P.S. 140 Nathan Straus
02 Manhattan P.S. 150
02 Manhattan P.S. 003 Charrette School
03 Manhattan Manhattan Theatre Lab High School
04 Manhattan P.S. 050 Vito Marcantonio
04 Manhattan Isaac Newton Middle School for Math & Science
05 Manhattan P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson
05 Manhattan I.S. M286 Renaissance Military Leadership Academy
06 Manhattan P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte
06 Manhattan P.S. 152 Dyckman Valley
06 Manhattan Middle School 322
06 Manhattan P.S. 005 Ellen Lurie
06 Manhattan I.S. 218 Salome Urena
07 Bronx M.S. 203
07 Bronx P.S. / I.S. 224
07 Bronx J.H.S. 162 Lola Rodriguez De Tio
08 Bronx The Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School
08 Bronx J.H.S. 125 Henry Hudson
08 Bronx J.H.S. 131 Albert Einstein
09 Bronx New Millennium Business Academy Middle School
09 Bronx P.S./I.S. 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School
09 Bronx Jonathan Levin High School for Media and Communications
09 Bronx Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching & Learning
10 Bronx I.S. 206 Ann Mersereau
10 Bronx P.S. 20 P.O.George J. Werdan III
10 Bronx P.S. 095 Sheila Mencher
10 Bronx Thomas C. Giordano Middle School 45
10 Bronx P.S. X037 - Multiple Intelligence School
10 Bronx P.S. 094 Kings College School
10 Bronx CRESTON ACADEMY
10 Bronx I.S. 254
11 Bronx J.H.S. 144 Michelangelo
11 Bronx Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship: A College Board School
11 Bronx J.H.S. 127 The Castle Hill
11 Bronx P.S. 089 Bronx
11 Bronx Aspire Preparatory Middle School
12 Bronx J.H.S. 098 Herman Ridder
12 Bronx School of Performing Arts
17 Brooklyn M.S. 061 Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell
17 Brooklyn The High School for Global Citizenship
18 Brooklyn Middle School for Art and Philosophy
18 Brooklyn P.S. 114 Ryder Elementary
19 Brooklyn Multicultural High School
19 Brooklyn J.H.S. 302 Rafael Cordero
19 Brooklyn I.S. 364 Gateway
19 Brooklyn I.S. 171 Abraham Lincoln
20 Brooklyn P.S. 179 Kensington
21 Brooklyn P.S. 100 The Coney Island School
21 Brooklyn P.S. 095 The Gravesend
21 Brooklyn P.S. 153 Homecrest
22 Brooklyn P.S. 206 Joseph F Lamb
22 Brooklyn J.H.S. 078 Roy H. Mann
22 Brooklyn J.H.S. 278 Marine Park
22 Brooklyn P.S. 052 Sheepshead Bay
22 Brooklyn P.S. 236 Mill Basin
23 Brooklyn P.S. 156 Waverly
23 Brooklyn P.S. 150 Christopher
27 Queens Frederick Douglass Academy VI High School
27 Queens Beach Channel High School
28 Queens P.S. 054 Hillside
28 Queens P.S. 082 Hammond
29 Queens P.S. 118 Lorraine Hansberry
29 Queens P.S. 033 Edward M. Funk
29 Queens I.S. 059 Springfield Gardens
29 Queens The Gordon Parks School
29 Queens Mathematics, Science Research and Technology Magnet High School
29 Queens P.S. 156 Laurelton
29 Queens I.S. 231 Magnetech 2000
29 Queens Business, Computer Applications & Entrepreneurship High School
30 Queens I.S. 204 Oliver W. Holmes
31 Staten Island I.S. 034 Tottenville
31 Staten Island P.S. 56 The Louis Desario School
31 Staten Island P.S. 003 The Margaret Gioiosa School
31 Staten Island I.S. R002 George L. Egbert
31 Staten Island I.S. 061 William A Morris

2009-10 Class Size Reduction