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Dr. William Hite discusses the district's plan to close 37 schools during a Thursday afternoon press conference. Dr. William Hite discusses the district's plan to close 37 schools during a Thursday afternoon press conference.
Around 200 people stood outside school district headquarters Thursday evening after the school closure plan was announced. Around 200 people stood outside school district headquarters Thursday evening after the school closure plan was announced.
PHILADELPHIA -

As protesters gathered outside of School District of Philadelphia headquarters Thursday, inside Superintendent Dr. William Hite released the names of the schools that are a part of a district reorganization plan.

In a 2 p.m. news conference, Hite provided the details of the plan district officials say is meant to improve "academic outcomes and ensure financial sustainability" for the district.

Hite called the decision a "tough but necessary" one.

The plan calls for the closure of 22 elementary schools buildings, four middle school buildings and 11 high school buildings.

District officials say three schools, AMY at James Martin, Parkway Northwest and Lankenau high schools would become co-locations at other district buildings, as part of the plan.

According to the district, students and staff in those schools would be moved to the new locations.

Additionally, several district programs would be merged or relocated.

"This is an historic moment for the School District of Philadelphia, there are changes on the horizon but there are also opportunities," Hite said before naming the schools.

You can see a complete list of the schools impacted by the district's plan below. You can download the entire district plan by clicking here.

Following the announcement, Mayor Michael Nutter addressed reporters from city hall, where he offered his full support of the school district's decision. Nutter urged communities to support one another for the good of the city's children and the city itself.

You can watch all of our coverage from FOX 29 News at 5 and 6 p.m. along with extended video of Dr. Hite and Mayor Nutter's press conferences in the video above this story.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

1) Duckrey Elementary School (1501 W. Diamond Street, 19121): Duckrey is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be reassigned to:

a. MH Stanton Elementary School

Planning Area: North-Central

2) Meade Elementary School (1600 N. 18th Street, 19121): Meade is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be reassigned to:

a. (new) Vaux Elementary School

Planning Area: North-Central

3) Reynolds Elementary School (1429 N. 24th Street, 19121): Reynolds is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be reassigned to:

a. (new) Vaux Elementary School

Planning Area: North-Central

4) TM Peirce Elementary School (2300 W. Cambria Street, 19132): Peirce is a K-6 Elementary School. Students will be reassigned to:

a. (new) Rhodes Elementary School

Planning Area: North-Central

5) Whittier Elementary School (3001 N. 27th Street, 19132): Whittier is a K-6 Elementary School. Students will be reassigned to:

a. (new) Rhodes Elementary School

Planning Area: North-Central

6) Pratt Elementary School (2200 N. 22nd Street, 19132): Pratt is a K-6 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. William Dick Elementary School

b. MH Stanton Elementary School

Note: Program closure only. The facility will be repurposed as an Early Childhood/Pre-K Center.

Planning Area: North-Central

7) Ferguson Elementary School (2000 N. 7th Street, 19122): Ferguson is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Hartranft Elementary School

b. McKinley Elementary School

Planning Area: North-Central

8) Fairhill Elementary School (601 W. Somerset Street, 19133): Fairhill is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Potter Thomas Promise Academy

b. Julia deBurgos Elementary School

Planning Area: North-Central

9) Taylor Elementary School (3698 N. Randolph Street, 19140): Taylor is a K-5 Elementary School. Students will be reassigned to:

a. (new) Roberto Clemente Promise Academy

Planning Area: North-Central

10) Morris Elementary School (2600 Thompson Street, 19121): Morris is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. (new) Vaux Elementary School

b. W.D. Kelley Elementary School

Planning Area: North-Central

11) LP Hill Elementary School (3133 Ridge Avenue, 19132): LP Hill is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Blaine Elementary School

b. Ethel Allen Promise Academy

c. Wright Elementary School

Planning Area: North-Central

12) Cooke Elementary School (1300 W. Louden Street, 19141): Cooke is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Logan Elementary School

b. Steel Elementary School

c. Grover Washington Middle School (grades 5-8 only)

Planning Area: Northwest

13) Fulton Elementary School (60 E. Haines Street, 19144): Fulton is a K-6 Elementary School. Students presently enrolled in grades K through 4 will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Emlen Elementary School

b. Wister Elementary School

Students presently enrolled in grades 5 and 6 will be reassigned to:

a. Leeds Middle School

Planning Area: Northwest

14) Kinsey Elementary School (6501 Limekiln Pike, 19138): Kinsey is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Rowen Elementary School

b. Prince Hall Elementary School

c. Pastorius Elementary School

d. Pennell Elementary School

e. Wagner Middle School (grades 6-8 only)

Planning Area: Northwest

15) McCloskey Elementary School (8500 Pickering Street, 19150): McCloskey is a K-6 Elementary School. Students presently enrolled in grades K through 4 will be reassigned to:

a. FS Edmonds School

b. Students presently enrolled in grades 5 and 6 will be reassigned to:

c. Leeds Middle School

Planning Area: Northwest

16) Smith Elementary School (1900 Wharton Street, 19146): Smith is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Childs Elementary School

b. EM Stanton Elementary School

c. Arthur Elementary School

Planning Area: South-Central

17) George Washington Elementary School (1198 S. 5th Street, 19147): Washington is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Nebinger Elementary School

b. Vare Elementary School (will replace present program in Washington)

Note: Program closure only. The Washington facility will remain open.

Planning Area: South-Central

18) Abigail Vare Elementary School (1621 E. Moyamensing Avenue, 19148): Vare is a K-8 Elementary School. The Vare building will close. The elementary school program will be relocated to the Washington Elementary School building located at 1198 S. 5th Street.

Planning Area: South-Central

19) Wilson Elementary School (1300 S. 46th Street, 19143): Wilson is a K-6 Elementary School. Students will reassigned to:

a. Lea Elementary School

Planning Area: Southwest

20) Gompers Elementary School (5701 Wynnefield Avenue, 19131): Gompers is a K-6 Elementary School. Students will be reassigned to:

a. New K-8 program at the Beeber Middle School building

Planning Area: West

21) Overbrook Elementary School (2032 N. 62nd Street, 19151): Overbrook is a K-5 Elementary School. Students will be reassigned to:

a. New K-8 program at the Beeber Middle School building

Planning Area: West

22) Leidy Elementary School (1301 Belmont Avenue, 19104): Leidy is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Blankenburg Elementary School

b. Heston Elementary School

Planning Area: West

23) McMichael Elementary School (3543 Fairmount Avenue, 19104): McMichael is a K-8 Elementary School. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Martha Washington Elementary School

b. Middle Years Alternative

c. Locke Elementary School

Planning Area: West

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

1) Pepper Middle School (2901 S. 84th Street, 19153): Pepper is a 5-8 middle school. This school was initially approved for closure with the intent to drop a grade each year. Closure will now be effective June 2013. Pepper's feeder elementary schools, Catherine and Patterson, will be reassigned to Tilden Middle School. Students attending Pepper will be given the following reassignment options:

a. Penrose Elementary School (grades 5-8 only)

b. Tilden Middle School

Planning Area: Southwest

2) Sheridan West Academy (3701 Frankford Avenue, 19124): Sheridan West Academy is a 7-8 middle school. This school was initially approved for closure with the intent to drop a grade each year. Closure will now be effective June 2013. Students attending Sheridan West will be reassigned to Penn Treaty Middle School.

Planning Area: North-Central

3) Carnell Annex at Fels (Devereaux Avenue and Langdon Street, 19111): The Carnell Middle Years annex will close December 2012. Students will be relocated to the St. Bernard Parish School for the remainder of the school year.

Planning Area: Northeast

4) Roosevelt Middle School (430 E. Washington Lane, 19144): Roosevelt is a 7-8 middle school. Students will be reassigned to:

a. Leeds Middle School

Note: Program closure only. The Roosevelt facility will remain open.

Planning Area: Northwest

5) Shaw Middle School (5400 Warrington Avenue, 19143): Shaw is a 7-8 middle school. Students will be offered the following reassignment options:

a. Tilden Middle School

b. Longstreth Elementary School

c. Surrounding elementary schools with grade 8

Planning Area: Southwest

HIGH SCHOOLS

1) Vaux Promise Academy (2300 W. Master Street, 19121): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood option:

a. Benjamin Franklin High School

b. Students presently enrolled in the Health Related Technologies Career and Technical Education (CTE) program will be reassigned to Randolph Technical High School.

Note: Program closure only. The Vaux facility will remain open.

Planning Area: North-Central

2) Carroll High School (2700 E. Auburn Street, 19134): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options:

a. Kensington Business

b. Kensington Urban Education Academy

c. Kensington Health Sciences

d. Mastbaum AVTS High School

e. Students presently enrolled in the Accounting and Marketing Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will be reassigned to Kensington Business.

Planning Area: North-Central

3) Douglas High School (2700 E. Huntingdon Street, 19125): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options:

a. Kensington Business

b. Kensington Urban Education Academy

c. Kensington Health Sciences

d. Students presently enrolled in the Commercial Art Career and Technical Education (CTE) program will be reassigned to Mastbuam AVTS High School.

e. Students presently enrolled the Building Maintenance Career and Technical Education (CTE) program will be offered reassignment into the Carpentry, Welding, or Electrical CTE programs at Mastbaum.

Planning Area: North-Central

4) Strawberry Mansion High School (3133 Ridge Avenue, 19132): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood option:

a. Ben Franklin High School

Planning Area: North-Central

5) Germantown High School (40 E. High Street, 19144): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood options:

a. Martin Luther King Promise Academy

b. Roxborough High School

c. Students presently enrolled in the Culinary Arts, Commercial Advertising Art, and Business Technology Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will be relocated to King Promise Academy.

Planning Area: Northwest

6) University City High School (3601 Filbert Street, 19104): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students may also choose to transfer to the following neighborhood options:

a. West Philadelphia High School

b. High School of the Future

c. Sayre High School

d. Overbrook High School

Planning Area: Southwest

7) Bok Technical High School (1901 S. 19th Street, 19148): All Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs presently offered at Bok will be relocated to South Philadelphia High School. Those programs are the following:

a. Carpentry

b. Commercial Art

c. Accounting

d. Business Technology

e. Health Related Technology

f. Engineering Technology

g. Process Engineering

h. Computer Technology

i. Culinary Arts

Planning Area: South-Central

8) Lamberton High School (7501 Woodbine Avenue, 19151): Students in grades 9 through 11 will be given the option to transfer to other high schools citywide. Students will have the following neighborhood option:

a. Overbrook High School

b. Students enrolled in the Architectural Design and Drafting Career and Technical Education (CTE) program will be relocated to Overbrook High School.

Note: This is a program closure only. The Lamberton Elementary School will remain.

Planning Area: West

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