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Grace H Dodge Career And Technical High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1160 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2013

Worst school ever, caused depression. I have seen bad schools but this is the worst EVER. I'm a junior here, i transferred here from CT it was the worst mistake i ever made in my life, I didn't know the school was so bad. Maybe the school was good back then but now it 100% trash they're closing this school down and its music to my ears. I'm going through personal and educational issues, and i need help, I've never been in this position and to be honest i'm really scarred, but help is not offered, not even my guidance councilor cares :'( 1 out of 8 teachers i feel actually do they're job and care about the students other than her i would have probably quit a while ago. I've had honors classes and 85% averages and higher my whole life, and as soon as i came here all my hard work has vanished i don't know whats happening, i'm confused, scared, lonely nad have no one to open up to. if you want your child to succeed in life dont evenn think about this school .
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2010

i would never send my son to this school as someone who graduated from this school this will never be one of his school choices.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

The staff is very friendly and try being supportive. But students have way too much freedom to do as they please. Rules are not enforced. There is no consequences ever for missing projects, not doing homework, or cutting classes. They provide strict security getting in the school but could care less who gets out. Students are allowed to leave the bldg whenever they want. It's as if the school is more concerned with their own safety than that of their students. For the last 2 yrs my son has not brought home any books nor homework. I recently found out He cuts almost everyday. ...yet he's never been held back. I have decided to transfer him to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

I disagree with the comment about a having a small job right after high school. I am a senior and I have my A+ certification. I have a choice or pursing a career in IT or continuing my education by going to college. I will be going to college next year with my certification and I will have a career. Maybe if you would have stayed at Dodge you would have had the same opportunities that I have. Good luck at your new school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 29, 2010

I disagree with the comment about a having a small job right after high school. I am a senior and I have my A+ certification. I have a choice or pursing a career in IT or continuing my education by going to college. I will be going to college next year with my certification and I will have a career. Maybe if you would have stayed at Dodge you would have had the same opportunities that I have. Good luck at your new school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2010

This school is not too much of a good school. I was a freshmen at Grace H. Dodge, and I had to get out. When I was there, there were fight almost every week. Most of the teachers do not teach well. In addition, most of the kids didn't attend class. Although,the programs they offer are wonderful. You want to have a small job right after High School, this is the school for you. But, if you want to have a career after High School, this is not the school for you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2009

The Principal has a clear vision for the school. I love being able access my son's inofrmation on their new on-line system. Keep up the good work Dodge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

This school is better than zone schools and many small schools in the Bronx. An added bonus is the career pathways. Even better as a large school students have the option of changing their vocations if they lose interest
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

it has great learning abilities. and it can get my daughter on the right track
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

Grace Dodge has change in the Principal's first year. We actually had a school dance, I got to see the inside of the Principal's office(because he leaves his door open) and the building is so much cleaner. I am a little sad that I am leaving. Of course I will miss my friends-Go EMT! But now that I am leaving they are starting many new programs for students. To you Dodge students enjoy and see ya later!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2009

This school is a nice big school and it is good with kids.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 13, 2008

My Name is Carlos. Class of 07'. Grace Dodge is a Okay School. It Just Depends on the Determination of the Student. The Teachers are okay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 10, 2008

its the best school i ever went to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2008

Great school good program, good student and good teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2007

This is a great school that has alot to offer. The Academy of Finance is a very good program as well as The Academy of Information Technology.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2005

I was a student of Grace Dodge and I graduated in 2005. I feel that the school should be a whole lot better they neeed to pay more attention to what the teachers are teaching than what the students are wearing. The principal need to take the time and learn what the students need as a person not as a whole.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 25, 2005

This school is great. They have lots of security so no problems happen and nothing happens. The academic programs could be a little better and they have lots of extracuricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

my name is jessica and i was recantly a student a dodge h.s.. I think dodge is a great school. the teachers really show and interest in the students and think thats what counts. if I could go back in time and choose my schools again I would still choose grace dodge to attend. thank to the teachers that was on my case!!! it really paid off
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2003

This school is okay. For me as a student it still needs work. But its still OK!


Posted May 19, 2003

I think that this school needs a new computer room as well as new mouses.The students are always stealing them and the school safety agents need to be better trained because 1}We have had more than our fair share of intruders 2}students are always ringing fire bells


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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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
9%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
50%
Earth Science

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
22%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%
Global History and Geography

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

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%
Integrated Algebra

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

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
45%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

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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

 
 
83%
U.S. History and Government

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

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%
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 Students0%
Female0%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic0%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English0%
Non-migrant0%

Chemistry

All Students6%
Female9%
Male0%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant6%

Earth Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
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English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students40%
Female45%
Male32%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
General population49%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant40%

Geometry

All Students12%
Female0%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant12%

Global History and Geography

All Students24%
Female24%
Male25%
African American30%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
General population28%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English28%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant24%

Integrated Algebra

All Students31%
Female29%
Male33%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic26%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
General population36%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant31%

Living Environment

All Students22%
Female18%
Male29%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic21%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
General population27%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English29%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant22%

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
Non-migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students32%
Female31%
Male35%
African American35%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic31%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
General population37%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English39%
Migrantn/a
Non-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 "D" 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 1 67% 23%
Black 2 30% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 1% 9%
White 2 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 219%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 299%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 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 63%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
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

The information captured by the survey is designed to support a dialogue among all members of the school community about how to make the school a better place to learn. An overall category score is calculated for each respondent group (parents, teachers, or students) by averaging the scores of the questions within that survey category.

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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Based on 611 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
6.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.4
 

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
6.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.3
 

City average

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

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This school
6.2
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.6
 

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
6.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents9014%
Students48272%
Teachers3970%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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2474 Crotona Ave
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