new math

These 854 schools stand to benefit from New York City’s $125M funding boost

The math seemed straightforward: $125 million spread across New York City’s roughly 1,700 schools.

“73,000 dollars per school is nothing to sneeze at,” one Chalkbeat reader, Philip Davies, said on Facebook in response to the education funding boost Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday.

In fact, things are a little more complicated: The new money won’t be shared equally among the city’s schools.

That’s because the $125 million will be funneled into the city’s funding formula, which sends money to schools based on how many students enroll and how needy they are. The city has never fully funded the formula in the decade since it was adopted, leading to wide disparities across schools.

Hours after the mayor’s announcement, education department officials shared a list of 854 schools that stand to receive additional funds next year. Because enrollment isn’t yet set, the city can’t say exactly how much more each school would get. But they said that based on this year’s enrollment data, the average increase per school would be $115,000, with the largest increase being $836,000.

Here’s the list. Is your school on it? Answer our survey to tell us what you think should be done with the new funding.


P.S. 019 Asher Levy
P.S. 020 Anna Silver
P.S. 064 Robert Simon
P.S. 110 Florence Nightingale
P.S. 140 Nathan Straus
P.S. 142 Amalia Castro
P.S. 184M Shuang Wen
Technology, Arts, and Sciences Studio
Neighborhood School
Earth School
School for Global Leaders
University Neighborhood High School
East Side Community School
Forsyth Satellite Academy
Marta Valle High School
Lower East Side Preparatory High School
Cascades High School
Tompkins Square Middle School
P.S. 001 Alfred E. Smith
P.S. 002 Meyer London
P.S. 003 Charrette School
P.S. 006 Lillie D. Blake
P.S. 011 William T. Harris
P.S. 033 Chelsea Prep
P.S. 040 Augustus Saint-Gaudens
P.S. 041 Greenwich Village
P.S. 042 Benjamin Altman
P.S. 051 Elias Howe
P.S. 77 Lower Lab School
P.S. 89
J.H.S. 104 Simon Baruch
P.S. 111 Adolph S. Ochs
East Side Middle School
P.S. 116 Mary Lindley Murray
P.S. 124 Yung Wing
P.S. 126 Jacob August Riis
P.S. 130 Hernando De Soto
M.S. 131
P.S. 150
P.S. 158 Bayard Taylor
J.H.S. 167 Robert F. Wagner
P.S. 183 Robert L. Stevenson
P.S. 198 Isador E. Ida Straus
P.S. 212 Midtown West
P.S. 234 Independence School
M.S. 255 Salk School of Science
Food and Finance High School
I.S. 289
P.S. 290 Manhattan New School
High School of Hospitality Management
Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction, The
Urban Assembly Academy of Government and Law, The
Lower Manhattan Arts Academy
New York City Lab Middle School for Collaborative Studies
James Baldwin School, The: A School for Expeditionary Learning
Urban Assembly School of Business for Young Women, the
NYC iSchool
High School for Environmental Studies
Institute for Collaborative Education
Landmark High School
High School for Health Professions and Human Services
Leadership and Public Service High School
Manhattan Village Academy
Manhattan International High School
High School of Economics and Finance
Talent Unlimited High School
Murry Bergtraum High School for Business Careers
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School
Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts
Manhattan Bridges High School
Independence High School
Liberty High School Academy for Newcomers
Satellite Academy High School
Manhattan Comprehensive Night and Day High School
The High School of Fashion Industries
Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School
Life Sciences Secondary School
Lower Manhattan Community Middle School
J.H.S. 054 Booker T. Washington
P.S. 076 A. Philip Randolph
P.S. 084 Lillian Weber
P.S. 087 William Sherman
P.S. 165 Robert E. Simon
P.S. 166 The Richard Rodgers School of the Arts and Technology
P.S. 185 – The Early Childhood Discovery and Design Magnet School
P.S. 242 – The Young Diplomats Magnet Academy
M.S. M245 The Computer School
M.S. M247 Dual Language Middle School
Lafayette Academy
Community Action School – MS 258
The Maxine Greene HS for Imaginative Inquiry
Urban Assembly School for Media Studies, The
P.S. 333 Manhattan School for Children
The Anderson School
The Urban Assembly School for Green Careers
Beacon High School
High School of Arts and Technology
Frederick Douglass Academy II Secondary School
Mott Hall II
P.S. 007 Samuel Stern
James Weldon Johnson
P.S. 083 Luis Munoz Rivera
P.S. 108 Assemblyman Angelo Del Toro Educational Complex
P.S. 112 Jose Celso Barbosa
P.S. 146 Ann M. Short
P.S. 155 William Paca
P.S. 171 Patrick Henry
The Bilingual Bicultural School
P.S. 206 Jose Celso Barbosa
M.S. 224 Manhattan East School for Arts & Academics
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics
Park East High School
Young Women’s Leadership School
Heritage School, The
Isaac Newton Middle School for Math & Science
P.S. 036 Margaret Douglas
P.S. 046 Arthur Tappan
P.S. 133 Fred R Moore
P.S. 175 Henry H Garnet
P.S. 197 John B. Russwurm
Harlem Renaissance High School
Urban Assembly Academy for Future Leaders
Mott Hall High School
Urban Assembly School for the Performing Arts
Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change
P.S. 004 Duke Ellington
P.S. 005 Ellen Lurie
P.S. 008 Luis Belliard
P.S. 018 Park Terrace
P.S. 028 Wright Brothers
P.S. 048 P.O. Michael J. Buczek
J.H.S. 052 Inwood
P.S. 098 Shorac Kappock
P.S. 115 Alexander Humboldt
P.S. 128 Audubon
J.H.S. 143 Eleanor Roosevelt
P.S. 152 Dyckman Valley
P.S. 153 Adam Clayton Powell
P.S. 173
P.S./I.S. 187 Hudson Cliffs
P.S. 189
P.S./I.S. 210 – Twenty-First Century Academy for Community Leadership
I.S. 218 Salome Urena
Paula Hedbavny School
City College Academy of the Arts
Amistad Dual Language School
M.S. 319 – Maria Teresa
Middle School 322
M.S. 324 – Patria Mirabal
Community Health Academy of the Heights
Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School
Harbor Heights
Hamilton Heights School
The College Academy
High School for Law and Public Service
Gregorio Luperon High School for Science and Mathematics

The Bronx

P.S. 001 Courtlandt School
P.S. 5 Port Morris
P.S. 018 John Peter Zenger
P.S. 025 Bilingual School
P.S./M.S. 029 Melrose School
P.S. 030 Wilton
P.S./M.S. 031 The William Lloyd Garrison
P.S. 043 Jonas Bronck
J.H.S. 151 Lou Gehrig
P.S. 179
South Bronx Preparatory: A College Board School
The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology: X223
P.S./I.S. 224
P.S. 277
South Bronx Academy for Applied Media
Academy of Public Relations
International Community High School
Academy of Applied Mathematics and Technology
Young Leaders Elementary School
Community School for Social Justice
Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School
University Heights Secondary School
Hostos-Lincoln Academy of Science
Bronx Leadership Academy II High School
The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy of Letters
Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School
Health Opportunities High School
P.S. 048 Joseph R. Drake
P.S. 062 Inocensio Casanova
P.S. 069 Journey Prep School
P.S. 072 Dr. William Dorney
P.S. 75 School of Research and Discovery
P.S. 100 Isaac Clason
The Dr. Emmett W. Bassett School
J.H.S. 125 Henry Hudson
P.S. 130 Abram Stevens Hewitt
J.H.S. 131 Albert Einstein
P.S. 138 Samuel Randall
P.S. X140 The Eagle School
P.S. 146 Edward Collins
P.S. 152 Evergreen
P.S. 182
Women’s Academy of Excellence
Renaissance High School for Musical Theater & Technology
M.S. 302 Luisa Dessus Cruz
Millennium Art Academy
Archimedes Academy for Math, Science and Technology Applications
Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy: A College Board School
Bronx Community High School
Felisa Rincon de Gautier Institute for Law and Public Policy, The
P.S. 011 Highbridge
P.S. 028 Mount Hope
P.S. 035 Franz Siegel
P.S. 053 Basheer Quisim
P.S. 070 Max Schoenfeld
P.S. 073 Bronx
P.S. X088 – S. Silverstein Little Sparrow School
P.S. 109 Sedgwick
P.S. X114 – Luis Llorens Torres Schools
P.S. 126 Dr Marjorie H Dunbar
Mott Hall III
P.S. 163 Arthur A. Schomburg
P.S. 170
P.S. 199X – The Shakespeare School
P.S. 204 Morris Heights
P.S./I.S. 218 Rafael Hernandez Dual Language Magnet School
I.S. 232
P.S. 236 Langston Hughes
Urban Assembly School for Applied Math and Science, The
Eximius College Preparatory Academy: A College Board School
Mott Hall Bronx High School
Bronx Center for Science and Mathematics
Validus Preparatory Academy
I.S. X303 Leadership & Community Service
Bronx Writing Academy
Comprehensive Model School Project M.S. 327
Academy for Language and Technology
Bronx International High School
School for Excellence
Frederick Douglass Academy III Secondary School
Bronx Leadership Academy High School
High School for Violin and Dance
Milton Fein School
P.S. 008 Isaac Varian
P.S. 9 Ryer Avenue Elementary School
P.S. X015 Institute for Environmental Learning
P.S./M.S. 20 P.O.George J. Werdann, III
P.S. 023 The New Children’s School
P.S. 032 Belmont
P.S. 033 Timothy Dwight
Thomas C. Giordano Middle School 45
P.S. 046 Edgar Allan Poe
P.S./I.S. 54
P.S. 056 Norwood Heights
P.S. 086 Kingsbridge Heights
P.S. 091 Bronx
P.S. 094 Kings College School
P.S. 095 Sheila Mencher
J.H.S. 118 William W. Niles
P.S. 159 Luis Munoz Marin Biling
P.S. 205 Fiorello Laguardia
I.S. 206 Ann Mersereau
P.S. 207
P.S. 209
Bronx Engineering and Technology Academy
Theatre Arts Production Company School
P.S. 226
The Marie Curie School for Medicine, Nursing, and Health Professions
West Bronx Academy for the Future
The New School for Leadership and Journalism
P.S. 246 Poe Center
I.S. 254
Kingsbridge International High School
P.S. 279 Captain Manuel Rivera, Jr.
P.S./M.S. 280 Mosholu Parkway
Bronx School of Law and Finance
P.S. 291
P.S. 306
Luisa Pineiro Fuentes School of Science and Discovery
Bronx Dance Academy School
P.S. 310 Marble Hill
P.S. 315 Lab School
Providing Urban Learners Success in Education High School
P.S. 340
International School for Liberal Arts
P.S. 360
In-Tech Academy (M.S. / High School 368)
M.S. 390
Celia Cruz Bronx High School of Music, The
Bronx High School of Science
Marble Hill High School for International Studies
Discovery High School
P.S. 016 Wakefield
P.S. 021 Philip H. Sheridan
P.S. 041 Gun Hill Road
P.S. 068 Bronx
P.S. 076 The Bennington School
P.S. 078 Anne Hutchinson
P.S. 087 Bronx
P.S. 089 Bronx
P.S. 096 Richard Rodgers
P.S. 097 Bronx
P.S. 103 Hector Fontanez
P.S. 105 Sen Abraham Bernstein
P.S. 106 Parkchester
J.H.S. 127 The Castle Hill
J.H.S. 144 Michelangelo
Cornerstone Academy for Social Action
P.S./M.S. 194
Bronx Health Sciences High School
Bronx High School for Writing and Communication Arts
Bronx Lab School
Academy for Scholarship and Entrepreneurship: A College Board School
High School of Computers and Technology
Collegiate Institute for Math and Science
Bronx Academy of Health Careers
Astor Collegiate Academy
Bronx Green Middle School
Bronx High School for the Visual Arts
Harry S Truman High School
Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School (CASA)
New World High School
The Bronxwood Preparatory Academy
High School for Contemporary Arts
P.S. 006 West Farms
P.S. 047 John Randolph
P.S. 061 Francisco Oller
P.S. 067 Mohegan School
J.H.S. 098 Herman Ridder
M.S. 129 Academy for Independent Learning and Leadership
P.S. 134 George F. Bristow
P.S. 150 Charles James Fox
E.S.M.T- I.S. 190
P.S. 196
P.S. 212
Mott Hall V
Explorations Academy H.S.
Bronx Latin
Frederick Douglass Academy V. Middle School
The School of Science and Applied Learning
I.S. X318 Math, Science & Technology Through Arts
Emolior Academy
Pan American International High School at Monroe
Arturo A. Schomburg Satellite Academy Bronx
Bronx Regional High School
High School of World Cultures
Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School
Wings Academy


P.S. 003 The Bedford Village
P.S. 008 Robert Fulton
P.S. 009 Teunis G. Bergen
P.S. 044 Marcus Garvey
P.S. 046 Edward C. Blum
P.S. 056 Lewis H. Latimer
P.S. 093 William H. Prescott
M.S. 113 Ronald Edmonds Learning Center
P.S. 256 Benjamin Banneker
Dr. Susan S. McKinney Secondary School of the Arts
M.S. K266 – Park Place Community Middle School
P.S. 305 Dr. Peter Ray
Urban Assembly School for Music and Art
Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School (BCAM)
Brooklyn Technical High School
Brooklyn International High School
The Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice
Academy of Arts and Letters
Acorn Community High School
Urban Assembly Institute of Math and Science for Young Women
Brooklyn High School for Leadership and Community Service
P.S. 016 Leonard Dunkly
P.S. 017 Henry D. Woodworth
P.S. 018 Edward Bush
P.S. 023 Carter G. Woodson
P.S. 031 Samuel F. Dupont
P.S. 034 Oliver H. Perry
P.S. 059 William Floyd
P.S. 120 Carlos Tapia
P.S. 132 The Conselyea School
P.S. 196 Ten Eyck
P.S. 250 George H. Lindsay
P.S. 257 John F. Hylan
P.S. 297 Abraham Stockton
I.S. 318 Eugenio Maria De Hostos
P.S. 319
P.S. 380 John Wayne Elementary
Progress High School for Professional Careers
East Williamsburg Scholars Academy
The High School for Enterprise, Business and Technology
Brooklyn Preparatory High School
Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design
Williamsburg Preparatory School
Conselyea Preparatory School
M.S. 582
Lyons Community School
P.S. 001 The Bergen
Magnet School of Math, Science and Design Technology
P.S. 015 Patrick F. Daly
P.S. 024
P.S. 029 John M. Harrigan
P.S. 038 The Pacific
P.S. 039 Henry Bristow
M.S. 51 William Alexander
J.H.S. 088 Peter Rouget
P.S. 094 The Henry Longfellow
P.S. 124 Silas B. Dutcher
P.S. 130 The Parkside
P.S. 131 Brooklyn
The Brooklyn New School, P.S. 146
P.S. 169 Sunset Park
P.S. 172 Beacon School of Excellence
P.S. 230 Doris L. Cohen
P.S. 261 Philip Livingston
P.S. 295
P.S. 321 William Penn
Digital Arts and Cinema Technology High School
M.S. 442 Carroll Gardens School for Innovation
New Voices School of Academic & Creative Arts
The Math & Science Exploratory School
John Jay School for Law
Secondary School for Journalism
Cobble Hill School of American Studies
South Brooklyn Community High School
Sunset Park Prep
P.S. 021 Crispus Attucks
P.S. 026 Jesse Owens
M.S. 035 Stephen Decatur
P.S. 040 George W. Carver
J.H.S. 057 Whitelaw Reid
P.S. 262 El Hajj Malik El Shabazz Elementary School
M.S. 267 Math, Science & Technology
Brooklyn High School for Law and Technology
Gotham Professional Arts Academy
Brooklyn Brownstone School
Parkside Preparatory Academy
Norma Adams Clemons Academy
M.S. 061 Dr. Gladstone H. Atwell
P.S. 091 The Albany Avenue School
P.S. 092 Adrian Hegeman
P.S. 138 Brooklyn
P.S. 161 The Crown
P.S. 181 Brooklyn
P.S. 189 The Bilingual Center
P.S. 191 Paul Robeson
P.S. 241 Emma L. Johnston
M.S. 246 Walt Whitman
P.S. 249 The Caton
P.S. 289 George V. Brower
I.S. 340
Elijah Stroud Middle School
P.S. 375 Jackie Robinson School
Academy for College Preparation and Career Exploration: A College Board School
M.S. K394
P.S. 399 Stanley Eugene Clark
Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
Ronald Edmonds Learning Center II
W.E.B. Dubois Academic High School
International High School at Prospect Heights
The High School for Global Citizenship
High School for Youth and Community Development at Erasmus
High School for Service & Learning at Erasmus
High School for Public Service: Heroes of Tomorrow
Brooklyn Academy of Science and the Environment
Brooklyn School for Music & Theatre
Medgar Evers College Preparatory School
Clara Barton High School
I.S. 068 Isaac Bildersee
P.S. 114 Ryder Elementary
P.S. 115 Daniel Mucatel School
P.S. 135 Sheldon A. Brookner
P.S. 208 Elsa Ebeling
I.S. 211 John Wilson
P.S. 219 Kennedy-King
P.S. 233 Langston Hughes
P.S. 244 Richard R. Green
P.S. 268 Emma Lazarus
P.S. 276 Louis Marshall
I.S. 285 Meyer Levin
Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School
Brooklyn Bridge Academy
Middle School for Art and Philosophy
Middle School of Marketing and Legal Studies
High School for Medical Professions
P.S. 007 Abraham Lincoln
P.S. 065
P.S. 108 Sal Abbracciamento
P.S. 149 Danny Kaye
P.S. 159 Isaac Pitkin
I.S. 171 Abraham Lincoln
P.S. 202 Ernest S. Jenkyns
P.S. 213 New Lots
P.S. 214 Michael Friedsam
J.H.S. 218 James P. Sinnott
P.S. 224 Hale A. Woodruff
P.S. 273 Wortman
P.S. 290 Juan Morel Campos
J.H.S. 292 Margaret S. Douglas
P.S. 345 Patrolman Robert Bolden
P.S. 346 Abe Stark
I.S. 364 Gateway
FDNY – Captain Vernon A. Richard High School for Fire and Life Safety
High School for Civil Rights
Performing Arts and Technology High School
World Academy for Total Community Health High School
Transit Tech Career and Technical Education High School
Academy of Innovative Technology
W. H. Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School
The School for Classics: An Academy of Thinkers, Writers and Performers
P.S. 048 Mapleton
J.H.S. 062 Ditmas
P.S. 69 Vincent D. Grippo School
P.S. 102 The Bayview
P.S. 105 The Blythebourne
P.S. 112 Lefferts Park
P.S. 127 McKinley Park
P.S. 160 William T. Sampson
P.S. 164 Caesar Rodney
Ralph A. Fabrizio School
P.S. 176 Ovington
P.S. 179 Kensington
P.S. 185 Walter Kassenbrock
P.S. 186 Dr. Irving A Gladstone
P.S. 192 – The Magnet School for Math and Science Inquiry
P.S. 200 Benson School
J.H.S. 201 The Dyker Heights
P.S. 205 Clarion
J.H.S. 220 John J. Pershing
J.H.S. 227 Edward B. Shallow
P.S. 247 Brooklyn
J.H.S. 259 William McKinley
New Utrecht High School
High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology
Fort Hamilton High School
P.S. 503: The School of Discovery
Franklin Delano Roosevelt High School
P.S. 506: The School of Journalism & Technology
I.S. 98 Bay Academy
P.S. 099 Isaac Asimov
P.S. 100 The Coney Island School
P.S. 101 The Verrazano
P.S. 153 Homecrest
P.S. 188 Michael E. Berdy
P.S. 209 Margaret Mead
P.S. 216 Arturo Toscanini
P.S. K225 – The Eileen E. Zaglin
P.S. 226 Alfred De B.Mason
I.S. 228 David A. Boody
I.S. 281 Joseph B Cavallaro
P.S. 288 The Shirley Tanyhill
I.S. 303 Herbert S. Eisenberg
P.S. 329 Surfside
International High School at Lafayette
Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies
High School of Sports Management
Abraham Lincoln High School
Kingsborough Early College School
Edward R. Murrow High School
John Dewey High School
William E. Grady Career and Technical Education High School
Brooklyn Studio Secondary School
Liberation Diploma Plus
J.H.S. 014 Shell Bank
P.S. 052 Sheepshead Bay
J.H.S. 078 Roy H. Mann
P.S. 109
P.S. 119 Amersfort
P.S. K134
P.S. 139 Alexine A. Fenty
School of Science & Technology
P.S. 193 Gil Hodges
P.S. 194 Raoul Wallenberg
P.S. 195 Manhattan Beach
P.S. 198 Brooklyn
P.S. 203 Floyd Bennett School
P.S. 206 Joseph F Lamb
P.S. 207 Elizabeth G. Leary
P.S. 217 Colonel David Marcus School
P.S. 222 Katherine R. Snyder
J.H.S. 234 Arthur W. Cunningham
Andries Hudde
P.S. 245
P.S. 251 Paerdegat
P.S. 254 Dag Hammarskjold
P.S. 255 Barbara Reing School
P.S. 269 Nostrand
P.S. 277 Gerritsen Beach
J.H.S. 278 Marine Park
P.S. K315
P.S. 326
P.S. 361 East Flatbush Early Childhood School
Midwood High School
James Madison High School
P.S. 041 Francis White
P.S. 150 Christopher
P.S./ I.S. 155 Nicholas Herkimer
P.S. 178 Saint Clair McKelway
P.S. 184 Newport
P.S./I.S. 323
P.S. 327 Dr. Rose B. English
I.S. 392
Frederick Douglass Academy VII High School
KAPPA V (Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy)
Mott Hall IV
Aspirations Diploma Plus High School
Metropolitan Diploma Plus High School
Teachers Preparatory High School
P.S./I.S. 045 Horace E. Greene
P.S. 075 Mayda Cortiella
P.S. 086 The Irvington
P.S. 106 Edward Everett Hale
P.S. 116 Elizabeth L Farrell
P.S. 123 Suydam
P.S. 145 Andrew Jackson
P.S. 151 Lyndon B. Johnson
J.H.S. 162 The Willoughby
P.S. 274 Kosciusko
P.S. 299 Thomas Warren Field
P.S. 376
P.S. 377 Alejandrina B. De Gautier
P.S. /I.S. 384 Frances E. Carter
EBC High School for Public Service – Bushwick
Bushwick Leaders High School for Academic Excellence
Bushwick Community High School


I.S. 5 – The Walter Crowley Intermediate School
P.S. 007 Louis F. Simeone
P.S. 012 James B. Colgate
P.S. 013 Clement C. Moore
P.S. 014 Fairview
P.S. Q016 The Nancy Debenedittis School
P.S. 019 Marino Jeantet
P.S. 28 – The Thomas Emanuel Early Childhood Center
P.S. 049 Dorothy Bonawit Kole
P.S. 58 – The School of Heroes
I.S. 061 Leonardo Da Vinci
P.S. 068 Cambridge
I.S. 73 – The Frank Sansivieri Intermediate School
I.S. 077
P.S. 81Q Jean Paul Richter
P.S./I.S. 087 Middle Village
P.S. 089 Elmhurst
P.S. 091 Richard Arkwright
I.S. 093 Ridgewood
P.S. 102 Bayview
P.S./I.S. 113 Anthony J. Pranzo
I.S. 119 The Glendale
I.S. 125 Thom J. McCann Woodside
P.S. 143 Louis Armstrong
P.S. 199 Maurice A. Fitzgerald
P.S. 229 Emanuel Kaplan
P.S. 239
Academy of Finance and Enterprise
High School of Applied Communication
Civic Leadership Academy
Newtown High School
Grover Cleveland High School
International High School at LaGuardia Community College
High School for Arts and Business
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. Secondary School for Arts and Technology
Queens Vocational and Technical High School
Aviation Career & Technical Education High School
Voyages Preparatory
The 51 Avenue Academy (The Path to Academic Excellence)
P.S. 020 John Bowne
P.S. 021 Edward Hart
P.S. 024 Andrew Jackson
P.S. 029 Queens
P.S. 079 Francis Lewis
P.S. 120 Queens
P.S. 154 Queens
P.S. 165 Edith K. Bergtraum
J.H.S. 185 Edward Bleeker
J.H.S. 189 Daniel Carter Beard
J.H.S. 194 William Carr
P.S. 219 Paul Klapper
I.S. 237
The Active Learning Elementary School
I.S. 250 The Robert F. Kennedy Community Middle School
Queens School of Inquiry, The
Flushing International High School
World Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School
John Bowne High School
The Queens College School for Math, Science and Technology
Queens Academy High School
North Queens Community High School
P.S. 018 Winchester
P.S. 031 Bayside
P.S. 041 Crocheron
P.S. 094 David D. Porter
M.S. 158 Marie Curie
P.S. 162 John Golden
Irwin Altman Middle School 172
P.S. 186 Castlewood
P.S. 188 Kingsbury
P.S. 191 Mayflower
P.S. 203 Oakland Gardens
J.H.S. 216 George J. Ryan
P.S. 221 The North Hills School
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
Francis Lewis High School
Bayside High School
Queens High School of Teaching, Liberal Arts and the Sciences
P.S. 043
P.S. 051
P.S. 056 Harry Eichler
P.S. 060 Woodhaven
P. S. 62 – Chester Park School
P.S. 063 Old South
P.S. 064 Joseph P. Addabbo
P.S. 65 – The Raymond York Elementary School
P.S. 066 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
P.S. 090 Horace Mann
P.S. 097 Forest Park
P.S. 100 Glen Morris
P.S. 104 The Bays Water
Lighthouse Elementary School
P.S. 108 Captain Vincent G. Fowler
P.S. 123
P.S. 124 Osmond A Church
M.S. 137 America’s School of Heroes
P.S. 155
P.S. 183 Dr. Richard R. Green
J.H.S. 202 Robert H. Goddard
J.H.S. 210 Elizabeth Blackwell
J.H.S. 226 Virgil I. Grissom
P.S. 253
P.S. 254 – The Rosa Parks School
Frederick Douglass Academy VI High School
Channel View School for Research
Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy VI
New York City Academy for Discovery
Robert H. Goddard High School of Communication Arts and Technology
Goldie Maple Academy
P.S. 050 Talfourd Lawn Elementary School
Catherine & Count Basie Middle School 72
P.S. 082 Hammond
P.S. Q086
P.S. 099 Kew Gardens
P.S. 117 J. Keld / Briarwood School
P.S. 121 Queens
P.S. 139 Rego Park
P.S. 140 Edward K Ellington
J.H.S. 157 Stephen A. Halsey
P.S. 160 Walter Francis Bishop
P.S. 161 Arthur Ashe School
P.S. 175 The Lynn Gross Discovery School
P.S. 182 Samantha Smith
J.H.S. 190 Russell Sage
P.S. 206 The Horace Harding School
J.H.S. 217 Robert A. Van Wyck
P.S. 220 Edward Mandel
York Early College Academy
Queens Satellite High School for Opportunity
Forest Hills High School
Hillcrest High School
Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School
High School for Law Enforcement and Public Safety
P.S. 034 John Harvard
P.S. 035 Nathaniel Woodhull
P.S. 036 Saint Albans School
Cynthia Jenkins School
I.S. 059 Springfield Gardens
P.S. 095 Eastwood
Jean Nuzzi Intermediate School
P.S./I.S. 116 William C. Hughley
P.S. 118 Lorraine Hansberry
P.S. 131 Abigail Adams
The Bellaire School
P.S. 136 Roy Wilkins
P.S./M.S. 138 Sunrise
P.S./M.S. 147 Ronald McNair
P.S. 176 Cambria Heights
P.S. 181 Brookfield
I.S. 192 The Linden
P.S. 195 William Haberle
P.S./I.S. 208
I.S. 238 – Susan B. Anthony Academy
Queens Preparatory Academy
Pathways College Preparatory School: A College Board School
Excelsior Preparatory High School
George Washington Carver High School for the Sciences
Preparatory Academy for Writers: A College Board School
P.S. 002 Alfred Zimberg
I.S. 010 Horace Greeley
P.S. 011 Kathryn Phelan
P.S. 017 Henry David Thoreau
P.S. 069 Jackson Heights
P.S. 070
P.S. 076 William Hallet
P.S. 084 Steinway
P.S. 085 Judge Charles Vallone
P.S. 092 Harry T. Stewart Sr.
P.S. 122 Mamie Fay
Albert Shanker School for Visual and Performing Arts
P.S. 127 Aerospace Science Magnet School
I.S. 141 The Steinway
I.S. 145 Joseph Pulitzer
P.S. 148 Queens
P.S. 149 Christa McAuliffe
P.S. 150 Queens
P.S. 151 Mary D. Carter
P.S. 152 Gwendoline N. Alleyne School
P.S. 166 Henry Gradstein
P.S. 171 Peter G. Van Alst
I.S. 204 Oliver W. Holmes
P.S. 212
I.S. 227 Louis Armstrong
P.S. 228 Early Childhood Magnet School of the Arts
I.S. 230
P.S. 234
Academy for New Americans
Young Women’s Leadership School, Astoria
William Cullen Bryant High School
Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School
Information Technology High School
Newcomers High School

Staten Island

P.S. 001 Tottenville
I.S. R002 George L. Egbert
P.S. 003 The Margaret Gioiosa School
P.S. 6 Corporal Allan F. Kivlehan School
I.S. 007 Elias Bernstein
P.S. 013 M. L. Lindemeyer
P.S. 016 John J. Driscoll
P.S. 018 John G. Whittier
P.S. 019 The Curtis School
P.S. 020 Port Richmond
P.S. 21 Margaret Emery-Elm Park
P.S. 022 Graniteville
I.S. 024 Myra S. Barnes
I.S. 027 Anning S. Prall
P.S. 029 Bardwell
P.S. 030 Westerleigh
P.S. 031 William T. Davis
P.S. 032 The Gifford School
I.S. 034 Tottenville
P.S. 036 J. C. Drumgoole
P.S. 038 George Cromwell
P.S. 39 Francis J. Murphy Jr.
The Stephanie A. Vierno School
P.S. 044 Thomas C. Brown
P.S. 045 John Tyler
P.S. 046 Albert V. Maniscalco
I.S. 49 Berta A. Dreyfus
I.S. 051 Edwin Markham
The Barbara Esselborn School
P.S. 054 Charles W. Leng
Space Shuttle Columbia School
P.S. 060 Alice Austen
I.S. 061 William A Morris
Gaynor McCown Expeditionary Learning School
P.S. 65 The Academy of Innovative Learning
I.S. 072 Rocco Laurie
The Michael J. Petrides School
New Dorp High School
Curtis High School
Tottenville High School
Susan E. Wagner High School

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School districts counting on public support for higher teacher pay to pass new tax increases

Teacher Christina Hafler and her two-year-old daughter Emma join hundreds of other educators at a rally outside the State Capitol to call for increased eduction funding on April 16, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)

Most school districts asking voters to approve local tax increases for schools this November have one thing in common: They are promising that money will go to raise teacher pay.

Polls show voters are inclined to support increasing teacher pay this year, following several high-profile walkouts across the country where teachers shared their struggles with working multiple jobs, and paying out of their own pocket to outfit their classrooms or help feed hungry students.

“Right now you got a pretty clear majority of people saying, teachers deserve more,” said Keith Frederick, who conducts polls for school districts and other government bodies to determine if they should put requests on the ballot. “Voters are very interested, these days anyway, they’re interested in their community schools, higher teacher pay.”

Many officials from those districts say the pay they offer simply isn’t keeping up with nearby districts, meaning a harder time recruiting and retaining teachers. Salaries and employee benefits take up the largest chunk of school district budgets.

School districts in Aurora, Jeffco, Westminster, Douglas County and Sheridan are among the districts making a local request this November. Ballots have been mailed out this week, and voters will start to decide if the request is worth a local tax increase.

Statewide, teacher pay in Colorado ranks below national average.

But measuring how competitive teacher compensation actually is among districts can be complicated. Surveys and studies show that salaries alone do not account for what keeps teachers in their job or what makes them leave. And how teachers get paid in some districts is complicated, based sometimes on their evaluations, or performance of their students, or school, or the difficulty in filling the job they’re in.

Then there are other work conditions that can be considered benefits. The school district based in Brighton moved this year to a four-day school week after failing to pass several tax measures. Although the change will only result in small savings, the district claims it’s a new way to attract teachers without having to raise pay.

But looking at state data for last year, most districts that have the highest starting salaries or average pay for teachers, including Cherry Creek, Boulder, and Poudre, also have the lowest teacher turnover.

Average teacher pay and teacher turnover rates


DISTRICT Average Pay Percent Teacher Turnover
Thompson $49,572 16.8 %
Poudre $54,140 9.7 %
Douglas County $53,080 13.4 %
Elizabeth $40,471 23.2 %
Littleton $66,399 9.5 %
Aurora $54,742 26.2%
Cherry Creek $71,711 10.1 %
Sheridan $49,535 35.9 %
Denver $50,757 20.3 %
Jeffco $57,154 14 %
Westminster $58,976 19.1 %
Adams 12 $59,511 12.8 %
Boulder $75,220 10.33 %
Pueblo 60 $47,617 18.3 %
Pueblo 70 $49,328 13.6 %

*Source: Colorado Department of Education. Districts in bold have a tax request tied to teacher pay on this November’s ballot.

None of those three districts are requesting local tax increases this year, but their neighboring districts, including in Douglas County, Elizabeth, Jeffco and Thompson, are.

The contrasts between districts can be large. In the neighboring Poudre and Thompson districts, the difference in the average pay is about $5,000, and the difference in starting salaries is even larger. Higher-paying Poudre has a teacher turnover rate of less than 10 percent. In lower-paying Thompson, the turnover rate is about 17 percent.

The Thompson district is requesting a $13.8 million mill levy override to raise teacher pay, and to purchase new books and technology. The district is also requesting a $149 million bond for building maintenance, security improvements and a new school.

Some of the districts requesting tax increases this year have failed to win voter approval before, including Thompson, Westminster and Jeffco. Although several factors including the political culture of the districts influence the vote, highlighting what voters value — like boosting teacher salaries — might improve the chances of voter approval.

Although most of the local tax measures don’t face organized opposition, criticism of a statewide tax measure for schools might impact other questions down the ballot. Critics of the statewide school measure have said that districts are not under obligation to use the money to pay teachers more, and worry that new money could go into administrative costs instead.

Some districts are trying to create assurances for voters.

Aurora Public Schools agreed to language in its contract with the teachers union that requires the district to set aside at least $10 million from new mill levy revenue, if approved, to give teachers a 3 percent raise starting in January. Remaining money would go into creating a new teacher salary schedule.

The Jeffco school board passed a resolution that commits a certain percentage of new tax revenue for teacher pay. The tax measure also includes language prohibiting use of that revenue for administrative budgets.

Even if districts do use the money for increasing salaries, most districts likely have to negotiate with their employee unions to decide just how to do it — whether it’s raising base salary, giving across-the-board raises, or creating new systems that reward certain teachers.

Several school boards across the state also passed resolutions committing to certain items that would get funding first if voters approve the state ballot request for new school funding. One common, top priority among those is improving salaries.

Denver’s school leaders said they would use the largest portion of the proposed new state revenue for teacher salaries. Negotiations there have been heated, as district leaders insist the state measure needs to pass in order for the district to come closer to meeting the union’s demands.

School Finance

School health clinics could take a hit under rule to restrict green cards for immigrants who receive public aid

PHOTO: Christina Veiga

One student stands out in Dr. Viju Jacob’s mind when he thinks about all the patients he’s seen in his 15 years at school-based health clinics: a Central American immigrant enrolled at a Bronx high school in 2012.

The student did not have insurance, which Jacob said is common for new immigrants, but the clinic offers free care regardless of a student’s immigration or insurance status. That’s thanks to Medicaid funding from other students’ claims.

Over the next four years, the student returned to the clinic, located in his school, when he needed a physical or simple treatment. But it wasn’t just his physical health that improved.

“He got a lot of soft emotional support,” Jacob said. “Coming to us, having people who spoke his language or his native language to sort of encourage him, help him with filling out forms.”

Jacob and immigrant advocates worry students like this may not get the support they need under a new federal proposal that would make it tougher for immigrants to successfully seek green cards if they rely on public benefits.

“Especially in New York City and in the New York City public school system, a large portion of the student population in some shape or form is on Medicaid or Medicaid managed care,” Jacob said. “That is such a large pool that could be affected if this rule gets implemented.”

To receive a green card, immigrants currently have to prove they won’t be a burden on the government, so officials already consider the cash benefits that they receive when reviewing applications. But now, for the first time, the Department of Homeland Security wants to expand the rule so that green cards can be denied to immigrants who rely on benefits such as  non-emergency Medicaid, Medicare Part D, food stamps or forms of housing assistance.

Researchers and immigration advocates believe that even though a final decision on the proposal is months away, news of this rule could persuade large swaths of immigrants to halt their public benefits, out of fear it will affect their ability to become permanent U.S. residents. In a recent analysis, the city estimated that 75,000 New York City immigrants may have to choose between benefits and a green card.

And fewer Medicaid enrollees means fewer dollars rolling into clinics that serve at least 387 schools across the system, since they operate through partnerships with healthcare providers and depend, in part, on Medicaid funding that students may claim. It’s too early to tell the exact impact, but advocates, analysts, and even the federal government have acknowledged that the rule change could result in loss of funding.

“It’s bad enough for the families, and it’s even worse for us because we rely heavily on that funding stream,” said Jacob.

Clinics were a big part of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s first-term education agenda, which involved providing more schools with wrap-around services.

“Taking away services that keep children well-fed and healthy is wrong,” said Jaclyn Rothenberg, a spokeswoman for de Blasio, in a statement to Chalkbeat. “We’ll continue to ensure that our children, regardless of their and their family’s immigration status, have the resources they need to succeed in and out of the classroom.”

It’s not clear how many children are enrolled in the school-based clinics or how many, on average, use them. The city’s Department of Education didn’t respond to requests for comment about the rule change, including what portion of Medicaid funds buoy school health clinics, which are run by medical centers, local hospitals and community organizations. 

According to Jacob, who is also board chairman of New York School Based Health Alliance, it’s typical for clinics to receive between two-thirds to half of their funding from Medicaid. The rule is expected to threaten the livelihood of similar clinics in other states, such as Colorado.

If enough people pull out of Medicaid, clinics could seek specific grant funding instead, Jacob said.

This is the latest immigration issue that New York City’s top education officials have had to grapple with. In the past, they’ve been quick to respond, such as reassuring families that their information is safe with the school system. Last year, a school in Queens turned federal immigration agents away after they showed up and asked about a fourth-grader. (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said it was an administrative inquiry.)

Last March, the school system updated guidance for principals on immigration issues, stating that only local law enforcement can enter a school unless without a warrant or unless imminent harm is expected.

The Department of Homeland Security touts its proposal by saying its primary benefit would “help ensure that aliens who apply for admission to the United States, seek extension of stay or change of status, or apply for adjustment of status are self-sufficient, i.e., do not depend on public resources to meet their needs but rather rely on their own capabilities and the resources of their family, sponsor, and private organizations.”

The rule change wouldn’t include free and reduced-price lunch, which is universal in New York City. The rule also wouldn’t apply to families making less than 15 percent of the federal poverty level, refugees, asylum-seekers, legal immigrants in the military or immigrants who receive assistance after natural disasters.

Still, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that a “chilling effect” could even dissuade people who are enrolled in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is not included in the proposal, from continuing to receive the benefit. Other analyses come to a similar conclusion, including a June report from by the Migrant Policy Institute.

“In theory people should understand that they don’t need to disenroll their child from benefits because that’s not going to affect them,” said Mike Greenberg, senior fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, which did an analysis of the “chilling effect” this rule could have. “In practice it may still have that effect because this is very complicated, and we’re operating in an environment of so much fear and uncertainty.”

Beyond clinics losing funding, immigrant parents might be too scared to let their children go to an in-school clinic. Advocates said there is a fear among immigrants over what information government institutions are collecting and how it could be used against them.

Christina Samuels, manager of education policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, said her organization has raised these concerns with the education department, which has said it would protect families’ information. School health clinics don’t ask about immigration status.

In Jacob’s experience, students of different ages use the school health clinics for different reasons. Elementary-school students tend to show up because their parents’ work hours are at odds with doctors’ appointment times, and they can’t afford to take a day off. Those children may have an injury looked at, receive treatment for a stomach ache, or get an immunization.

Middle-schoolers usually get their shots or physicals, and some start to ask about reproductive health. And in high school, students receive a number of services, and preventative and emergency contraception may be addressed.

Outside organizations help staff counselors and social workers at some city schools, which staffers say are already stretched thin. Those, too, could also see more demand as students lose reliable access to food and healthcare, Samuels said.

She also pointed to the mental stress on immigrant students digesting another immigrant-related proposal out of Washington, such as  the proposed ban on travelers from certain Muslim countries.

“Now we’re getting into a period where we’re really concerned about the mental health and behavioral health of students,” Samuels said.

City Hall officials have blasted the proposed rule, but have also cautioned that no changes have gone into effect. In a recent press conference, De Blasio said President Donald Trump is trying to “hurt the very people who are contributing to our economy and our future. It makes no sense and we are going to fight it.”

Last week, the federal government opened a 60-day period that allows public comment on its rule. After that, officials will take another 60 days to make a final decision.