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Alfred E Smith Career and Technical High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 719 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2014

The school is great but the administration doesn't communicate well with parents. Mrs Harris is the number one at fault for this, then has the audacity to put blame on me and my son. SMH..shame on you mrs Harris!!!! very upset and disappointed at you!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

My son recently graduated from this school and with the new leadership I think they are headed in the right direction.It's a shame though they had to drop some of their programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2011

i think the school is a great place for kids to learn there place and good skills they can use in the future. it is quite a shame they are closing the school in 2 years or less. they have AMAZING teachers there and im not just saying that because my dad Mr.Lopez teachers there and has for 25 years going on 26 soon. the teachers give those kids who need a extra push i n life that push and you will see those kids goo very far in life . and always remember once a warrior always a warrior <3 d.c.l


Posted September 6, 2010

love the school dont have any problems.my son gets alone with everyone.lots of sports and the automotive class is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2009

Alfred E. Smith is an excellent Vocational School. It has potential to be excellent in General. Unfortunately, many children do not appreciate this opportunity. I feel they should be more selective in who they admit into School. Perhaps if the screening process was better of if they expelled those who obviously do not want an education. These Students do not learn and are an obstacle to those who want to learn. I will hate to see this School Phase out. It really does have great potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2009

I am a junior in this school and I feel very safe surrounded by many good peers and teachers and because of this school I see a bright future ahead of me
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

very good school my son enjoys going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2008

I love this school. It has done alot for me.Im cools with most of the deans and teachers there. the students there are okay but could be better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2007

great school and the best guidance staff in NYC
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2003

alfred e.smith high school is a wonderful school. my cousin and friends attended there and they have great job now. now my son is attending there. so far in the year he's enjoying the school. the safety and discipline is great and the principal and teachers and the staff are very nice.a lfred e.smith, continue your great job.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
45%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
65%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
33%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
68%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
27%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
40%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
53%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

29 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
46%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

Chemistry

All Students8%
Femalen/a
Male8%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English8%
Not migrant8%

Earth Science

All Students45%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant45%

English

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic39%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities14%
General population48%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%

Geometry

All Students64%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%

Global History and Geography

All Students30%
Female36%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged19%
Students with disabilities15%
General population34%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English32%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant30%

Integrated Algebra

All Students35%
Femalen/a
Male36%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic37%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities26%
General population38%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant35%

Living Environment

All Students40%
Femalen/a
Male40%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities32%
General population42%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant40%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students32%
Femalen/a
Male33%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic34%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities3%
General population41%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant32%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "C" for the high school level.

About the tests


Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 62% 23%
Black 1 36% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 1% 9%
White 1 1% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 110%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 278%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 4%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 62%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Technology

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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The NYC Department of Education asked parents, teachers and students about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, safe, communicative and collaborative. Learn more

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Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

This score measures whether parents, students and teachers feel that the school provides information about the school's educational goals and offers appropriate feedback on each student's learning outcome.

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

This score measures how engaged parents, students and teachers feel they are in an active and vibrant partnership to promote student learning.

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.4
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures how well parents, students and teachers feel that the school develops rigorous and meaningful academic goals that encourage students to do their best.

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This school
7.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents19242%
Students39787%
Teachers3172%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:50 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. EVAN SCHWARTZ

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
  • Foreign languages
  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX1, BX13, BX15, BX17, BX19, BX2, BX21, BX32, BX4, BX41, BX55, BX6. Subways - 4 to 149th St - Grand Concourse; 2, 5 to 3rd Av - 149th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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333 E 151st St
Bronx, NY 10451
Phone: (718) 993-5000

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