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Two schools will close this summer and 15 others will reportedly be phased out due to poor performance, said NYC education officials.

More schools will be added to the list, according to the NY Times.

The closings are part of the city's ongoing education reforms.

The schools closing have 16,000 seats and would be replaced by other schools. Schools being phased out will remain open for their students but will not admit other children, reported the Times.

A fierce battle against closing the schools from the United Federation of Teachers is likely.

The Times released this list on Tuesday:

Schools slated to close this summer--

-Freedom Academy High School, Brooklyn

-M.S. 45/S.T.A.R.S. Prep Academy, Manhattan

Phased Out:

-M.S. 203, Bronx

-Herbert H. Lehman High School, Bronx

-P.S. 064 Pura Belpre, Bronx

-Jonathan Levin High School for Media and Communications, Bronx

-M.S. 142 John Philip Sousa, Bronx

-P.S. 167 The Parkway, Brooklyn

-J.H.S. 166 George Gershwin, Brooklyn

-J.H.S. 302 Rafael Cordero, Brooklyn

-Sheepshead Bay High School, Brooklyn

-Gen. D. Chappie James Middle School of Science, Brooklyn

-High School of Graphic Communication Arts, Manhattan

-Choir Academy of Harlem, Manhattan

-Bread & Roses Integrated Arts High School, Manhattan

-P.S. 140 Edward K Ellington, Queens

-Law, Government and Community Service High School, Queens

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