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The article highlights some schools located in the busy districts in Jakarta and Tangerang that are struggling not only because of the poor conditions of their buildings but also due to the surrounding environment that is not conducive for teaching-learning activities. SDN 4 and SDN 5 in Cikokol, Tangerang, for example are squeezed between the currently developed Tangerang City and other office buildings. Tangerang plans to rebuild 24 of the state schools with dire conditions this year. In Jakarta, students and teachers at SDNs 03, 04, 05 and 06 in Mampang Prapatan have to bear with the noise coming from the electricity generators of by their neighbor TV station Trans 7. These schools are among those prioritized for renovation this year, according to South Jakarta education office head Mochammad Arief. There are 60 schools in South Jakarta that should be renovated, he added.