Renewal Schools

 Renewal School Program

The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is partnering with school leaders, staff, families, and community partners across the city to transform 86 schools through the Renewal School Program

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About the Renewal School Program

The Renewal School Program is a call to action. The NYCDOE will work intensively with each Renewal School community over the next three years, setting clear goals and—with support from Central—holding each school community accountable for rapid improvement. The NYCDOE has selected as Renewal Schools those schools that met all three of the following criteria and others that were added per the Chancellor’s discretion:

    1. Were Identified as Priority or Focus Schools by the State Department of Education
      Priority: The bottom 5% lowest-performing schools statewide
      Focus: The bottom 10% of progress in a subgroup
    2. Demonstrated low academic achievement for each of the three prior years (2012-2014):
      Elementary and middle schools in the bottom 25% in Math and ELA scores
      High schools in the bottom 25% in four-year graduation rate
    3. Scored “Proficient” or below on their most recent quality review

Building on the Chancellor’s vision, the NYCDOE is looking beyond test scores to determine where schools need to improve. If you have questions about the Renewal Schools Program, please feel free to email us at

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Key Elements of the Plan

  1. Transforming Renewal Schools into Community Schools, with deepened support from and for families and community partners. Partnerships with community-based organizations will enable these schools to offer tailored whole-student supports, including mental health services and after-school programs.
  2. Creating extended learning time – an extra hour added to the school day to give all students additional instructional time.
  3. Supplying resources and supports to ensure effective school leadership and rigorous instruction with collaborative teachers.
  4. Performing school needs assessments across all six elements of the Framework for Great Schools (rigorous instruction, collaborative teachers, supportive environment, effective school leadership, strong family-community ties, and trust) to identify key areas for additional resources.
  5. Bringing increased oversight and accountability including strict goals and clear consequences for schools that do not meet them.

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List of Renewal Schools

Click on the school names below to visit each school's website. From the school homepage, visit the 'Statistics & Budget' page to review the school's Renewal Benchmarks and Renewal School Comprehensive Educational Plans.

01M015 - P.S. 015 Roberto Clemente

01M292 - Orchard Collegiate Academy

03M149 - P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth

03M415 - Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts

04M050 - P.S. 050 Vito Marcantonio

04M377 - Renaissance School of the Arts

04M409 - Coalition School for Social Change

05M123 - P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson

05M194 - P.S. 194 Countee Cullen

06M132 - P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte

06M468 - High School for Health Careers and Sciences

06M528 - I.S. 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School

07X154 - P.S. 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt

07X162 - J.H.S. 162 Lola Rodriguez De Tio

07X547 - New Explorers High School

08X123 - J.H.S. 123 James M. Kieran

08X301 - M.S. 301 Paul L. Dunbar

08X332 - Holcombe L. Rucker School of Community Research

08X375 - The Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School

08X405 - Herbert H. Lehman High School

08X424 - The Hunts Point School

08X530 - Banana Kelly High School

09X022 - J.H.S. 022 Jordan L. Mott

09X117 - I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade

09X145 - J.H.S. 145 Arturo Toscanini

09X219 - I.S. 219 New Venture School

09X227 - Bronx Collegiate Academy

09X276 - Leadership Institute

09X313 - I.S. 313 School of Leadership Development

09X324 - Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching & Learning

09X325 - Urban Science Academy

09X328 - New Millennium Business Academy Middle School

09X329 - Dreamyard Preparatory School

09X339 - I.S. 339

09X412 - Bronx High School of Business

10X080 - J.H.S. 080 The Mosholu Parkway

10X085 - P.S. 085 Great Expectations

10X331 - The Bronx School of Young Leaders

10X363 - Academy for Personal Leadership and Excellence

10X391 - The Angelo Patri Middle School

10X438 - Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology

10X440 - Dewitt Clinton High School

11X112 - P.S. 112 Bronxwood

11X289 - The Young Scholars Academy of the Bronx

11X370 - Leaders of Tomorrow

12X092 - P.S. 092 Bronx

12X217 - School of Performing Arts

12X286 - Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School

12X384 - Entrada Academy

12X463 - Urban Scholars Community School

12X692 - Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design

13K067 - P.S. 067 Charles A. Dorsey

13K301 - Satellite East Middle School

14K050 - J.H.S. 050 John D. Wells

14K071 - Juan Morel Campos Secondary School

14K610 - Automotive High School

16K393 - Frederick Douglass Academy IV Secondary School

16K455 - Boys and Girls High School

16K584 - M.S. 584

17K352 - Ebbets Field Middle School

18K566 - Brooklyn Generation School

18K581 - East Flatbush Community Research School

19K306 - P.S. 306 Ethan Allen

19K311 - Essence School

19K328 - P.S. 328 Phyllis Wheatley

19K583 - Multicultural High School

19K659 - Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School

23K165 - P.S. 165 Ida Posner

23K284 - P.S. 284 The Gregory Jocko Jackson School of Sports, Art, and Technology

23K298 - P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz

23K493 - Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School

24Q296 - Pan American International High School

25Q460 - Flushing High School

26Q435 - Martin Van Buren High School

27Q042 - P.S./M.S 042 R. Vernam

27Q053 - M.S. 053 Brian Piccolo

27Q197 - P.S. 197 The Ocean School

27Q400 - August Martin High School

27Q475 - Richmond Hill High School

27Q480 - John Adams High School

28Q008 - J.H.S. 008 Richard S. Grossley

30Q111 - P.S. 111 Jacob Blackwell

30Q450 - Long Island City High School

32K291 - J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes

32K349 - I.S. 349 Math, Science & Technology

32K552 - Academy of Urban Planning

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