Renewal and Rise Schools

Renewal Schools

In November 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the Renewal School program. The Renewal School program supports long-struggling schools by setting clear goals, providing targeted resources, and holding each school accountable for sustainable improvement. Over the duration of the program, we have seen encouraging results, including increases in graduation rates, college readiness, State test scores, and attendance, as well as improved school climate and higher teacher retention.

Selection Criteria

Low performing schools were selected for participation in the School Renewal Program in 2014 based on:

  • a demonstrated a history of low performance,
  • a low capacity for school improvement, and
  • a low capacity for growth on key measures.

Schools in the Renewal Program

The following are the 50 schools in the Renewal Program for the school year 2018-2019:

Manhattan

  • P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth
  • Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts
  • P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson
  • P.S. 194 Countee Cullen
  • P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte
  • High School for Health Careers and Sciences

Bronx

  • J.H.S. 123 James M. Kieran
  • M.S. 301 Paul L. Dunbar
  • The Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School
  • Herbert H. Lehman High School
  • The Hunts Point School
  • Longwood Preparatory Academy
  • J.H.S. 022 Jordan L. Mott
  • I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade
  • I.S. 219 New Venture School
  • Bronx Collegiate Academy
  • I.S. 313 School of Leadership Development
  • New Millennium Business Academy Middle School
  • I.S. 339
  • Bronx High School of Business
  • P.S. 085 Great Expectations
  • Academy For Personal Leadership And Excellence
  • The Angelo Patri Middle School
  • Fordham Leadership Academy
  • DeWitt Clinton High School
  • P.S. 112 Bronxwood
  • Leaders of Tomorrow
  • School of Performing Arts
  • Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School

Brooklyn

  • Satellite East Middle School
  • Juan Morel Campos Secondary School
  • Automotive High School
  • Boys and Girls High School
  • P.S. 306 Ethan Allen
  • Multicultural High School
  • P.S. 165 Ida Posner
  • The Gregory Jocko Jackson School of Sports, Art, and Technology
  • P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz
  • Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School
  • J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes
  • I.S. 349 Math, Science & Tech.
  • The Academy of Urban Planning and Engineering

Queens

  • Flushing High School
  • Martin Van Buren High School
  • P.S./M.S 042 R. Vernam
  • M.S. 053 Brian Piccolo
  • August Martin High School
  • Richmond Hill High School
  • P.S. 111 Jacob Blackwell
  • Long Island City High School

Supports for Schools

Supports for schools are targeted and customized based on superintendents' and Field Support Centers' collaboration.

Rise Schools

Beginning in the 2018-19 school year, Renewal schools that met at least 67 percent of their benchmarks and have demonstrated a sustainable school improvement structure that will allow them to build on their progress, will transition out of the Renewal Schools program and into the newly created Rise Schools program. The vision for the Rise Schools program is to guide, support and accelerate the early progress demonstrated by these schools with a compelling theory of action, clear strategy for sustainability, targeted individualized supports, and continued accountability such that these schools will independently accelerate their growth trajectory. Rise Schools have demonstrated that they have the will and conditions in place to accelerate student group and meet school improvement benchmarks and have the capacity to lead/implement a school improvement strategy.

Rise Schools have seen some gains across multiple measures including graduation rates, college readiness, state test scores and attendance. Rise Schools’ support structure and resources will now be provided by their local Field Support Centers (FSCs), under the guidance of the Office of Field Support in partnership with the Office of School Support and Supervision.

Selection Criteria

Schools selected for the Rise program have met at least 67 percent of their benchmarks and have demonstrated a sustainable school improvement structure that will allow them to build on their progress. At the end of the 2017-18 school year, there were 21 schools that met these criteria.

Schools in the Rise Program

 Manhattan

  • P.S. 015 Roberto Clemente
  • Orchard Collegiate Academy
  • Renaissance School of the Arts
  • I.S. 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School

Bronx

  • P.S. 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt
  • Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching & Learning
  • DreamYard Preparatory School
  • J.H.S. 080 The Mosholu Parkway
  • The Bronx School of Young Leaders
  • Urban Scholars Community School

Brooklyn

  • P.S. 067 Charles A. Dorsey
  • J.H.S. 050 John D. Wells
  • Ebbets Field Middle School
  • Brooklyn Generation School
  • East Flatbush Community Research School
  • P.S. 328 Phyllis Wheatley
  • Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School

Queens

  • Pan American International High School
  • P.S. 197 The Ocean School
  • John Adams High School
  • J.H.S. 008 Richard S. Grossley

Supports for Schools

These schools will be provided with:

  • Targeted supports from FSC teams of content experts to strengthen the instructional core for all students
  • School support and monitoring structure from a localized network of support from field staff school-triad teams, such as coaches from the Field Support Center, Directors of School Improvement, and Office of Community Schools Program Manager.
  • Leadership development on managing organizational change
  • Increased localized monitoring by superintendent in order to build on the progress
  • Support to develop and implement an ambitious school improvement plan and targeted student intervention plans
  • As part of this plan, Rise Schools will remain Community Schools and will continue to be supported and held accountable for meeting steeper, more rigorous annual targets.
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