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:
- Were Identified as Priority or Focus Schools by the State Department of EducationPriority: The bottom 5% lowest-performing schools statewideFocus: The bottom 10% of progress in a subgroup
- 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 scoresHigh schools in the bottom 25% in four-year graduation rate
- Scored “Proficient” or below on their most recent quality review
- 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.
- Creating extended learning time – an extra hour added to the school day to give all students additional instructional time.
- Supplying resources and supports to ensure effective school leadership and rigorous instruction with collaborative teachers.
- 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.
- Bringing increased oversight and accountability including strict goals and clear consequences for schools that do not meet them
List of Renewal Bronx Schools 07X154 - P.S. 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt07X162 - J.H.S. 162 Lola Rodriguez De Tio07X547 - New Explorers High School08X123 - J.H.S. 123 James M. Kieran08X301 - M.S. 301 Paul L. Dunbar08X332 - Holcombe L. Rucker School of Community Research08X375 - The Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School08X405 - Herbert H. Lehman High School08X424 - The Hunts Point School08X530 - Banana Kelly High School09X022 - J.H.S. 022 Jordan L. Mott09X117 - I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade09X145 - J.H.S. 145 Arturo Toscanini09X219 - I.S. 219 New Venture School09X227 - Bronx Collegiate Academy09X276 - Leadership Institute09X313 - I.S. 313 School of Leadership Development09X324 - Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching & Learning09X325 - Urban Science Academy09X328 - New Millennium Business Academy Middle School09X329 - Dreamyard Preparatory School09X339 - I.S. 33909X412 - Bronx High School of Business10X080 - J.H.S. 080 The Mosholu Parkway10X085 - P.S. 085 Great Expectations10X331 - The Bronx School of Young Leaders10X363 - Academy for Personal Leadership and Excellence10X391 - The Angelo Patri Middle School10X438 - Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology10X440 - Dewitt Clinton High School11X112 - P.S. 112 Bronxwood11X289 - The Young Scholars Academy of the Bronx11X370 - School of Diplomacy12X092 - P.S. 092 Bronx12X217 - School of Performing Arts12X286 - Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School12X384 - Entrada Academy12X463 - Urban Scholars Community School12X692 - Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design