From the NY Post:
Jamaica HS, once considered one of the city's most dangerous schools, is on the rebound.
Complaints of violent crimes at the Queens school plunged 81 percent last year, to five from 27 the year before.
And superintendent suspensions of students plummeted 39 percent over two years, to 40 last year from 66 in 2006.
The turnaround occurred after Jamaica was designated a troubled school in January 2007. That prompted the city to institute Mayor Bloomberg's rescue program, which boosts NYPD manpower as well as academic support.
The school, housed in a spacious landmarked building, is staffed by 11 school safety agents, two cops and an NYPD supervisor. Everyone passes through a scanner when entering the building.
School leadership also changed. Walter Acham, who was installed as the new principal, brought in a new assistant principal for security and revamped the guidance department.
Here is more on the overall reduction in school crime.