At least three middle and elementary schools will be shuttered next year for "unacceptable performance," Education Department officials confirmed yesterday.
Middle School 44 on Manhattan's upper West Side will not enroll a sixth-grade class next year and will be phased out within 2-1/2 years, an Education Department spokeswoman said.
A new middle school will replace it starting next year.
Public School 225 in Rockaway Park, Queens, and PS 90 in Morrisania, the Bronx, also will close, sources said.
About 42% of PS 225 students read and 63% did math at grade level.
1 middle, 2 elementary schools getting the ax