2008_12_stuy.jpgJust as the city announced it would close three failing schools, it turns out nine city high schools made a list of top public schools in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked Stuyvesant as #23 on its Top 100 high schools list; other NYC mentions were H.S. of American Studies (29), Dual Languages & Asian Studies (31), Staten Island Tech (32), Bronx Science (33), Baccalaureate School of Global Education in LIC (38), Queens H.S. of Science (48), Brooklyn Tech (67) and Townsend Haris H.S. (71). As for the failing schools, NY1 reports that JHS 40 in Manhattan will be phased over over two years, PS 90 in the Bronx will be replaced by two new schools, and PS 225 will be split into elementary and middle schools. Other schools may be up for closing or phasing out in future weeks.