The high schools slated to be closed are full of kids with levels 1 and 2 on their eighth grade assessments. From studying my data, I know these kids are not prepared to do high school work and are not even close to being ready to graduate. It is no surprise that the graduation rates of these schools are much lower than that of many other schools.
Since Jamaica will no longer be accepting these kids, they will have to go somewhere else. I heard that 600 of them are slated for Van Buren HS. I guess this means Van Buren will be on the chopping board next year.