Failing Brooklyn high schools to permanently shut doors

Three underperforming Brooklyn high schools will permanently shut their doors in a move by the Department of Education (DOE).Lafayette High School students learned the news

BENSONHURST - Three underperforming Brooklyn high schools will permanently shut their doors in a move by the Department of Education (DOE).

Lafayette High School students learned the news Tuesday when they arrived at the Bensonhurst facility. Other schools include Samuel J. Tilden High School in East Flatbush and South Shore High School in Canarsie. The DOE says the 6,000 affected students will graduate, but freshmen will not be allowed to enroll.

The DOE plans to replace the schools with smaller institutions by 2010. Officials say violence, poor test scores and low graduation rates were factors in the decision.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Activists say they want the city to retract 1 Residents converge to protest Bedford Armory Development
The victims, both males, are 15 and 18 2 The Buzz: East 55th Street shooting
Software developer Josh Mass-Howard says he does not 3 Organizers: 'Hack the Ban' aims to fight immigration discrimination
4 Brooklyn Sportscast, Jan. 23
Children hit the polls a week ahead of 5 P.S. 251 holds mock election for students

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE