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Transit Tech Career and Technical Education High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 1309 students

 

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Posted May 2, 2013

Since retiring 13 months ago I have kept in touch with other staff members, and the school continues its steady downhill slide. The principal continues to allow an inner circle of staff members to pretty much do as they please, regardless of professional competence. More stress is made on towing the party line than on personal integrity; veteran teacher constantly express a desire to leave. Discipline is sorely lacking within the student body; administration simply commands little respesct and no fear. Yhe decline of this place is inexcusable, and can primarily be blamed on a singular lack of leadership.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2012

I was a strong supporter of this school and was proud to tell of all the wonderful programs and opportunities offered my child who attends Transit Tech. However, I am sad to say it has deteriorated under the present leadership. They have a new start time at 7:13 AM. Of course no one including the teachers get there at that time. Some students have to travel by two buses and a train to get to school. So every morning my child misses at least 20 minutes of instruction in a 45 min class. When this was brought to the Principal's attention and the question was asked "So when are the students to eat breakfast?" his response was that the students do not eat the breakfast and that there is plenty of time for them to get to class. Of course, this is a scanning school. So he thinks it fine to have the doors open at 7am. Have students scanned - take off their belts and have their bags searched - eat breakfast and get to class by 7:13. Insane! In addition I have become a un-involved parent as my voice and the voices of other parents are not being heard. I am glad my child is leaving and while I still hold a great deal of admiration for the hardworking teachers - They need a real Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

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—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2010

This school isn't really what everyone makes it out to be. I have once worked as this school's staff.One of our jobs was too go to websites like this and write a good report about it. Most of the comments below are from other staff members with fake reports. The teachers are very lazy, and the students are very aggressive. There are certain teachers that teach collage courses who give a lot of work but aren't willing to take time out to help the students. Also the schools population is 80% guys who often cause problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

My son has been attending transit tech high school for three years and let me tell you there is nothing special about this school. There are some very good teacher's in the school that are willing to help student's but the other's are really lazy. My son usually those well even when these odds where against him that was until he entered eleventh grade. The junior teacher's look like they don't want to teach. There are even some teacher's that teach Java programming where most of the student's failed. The student's that did pass only pass with low marks close to failing. There are many more problems with transit than just this
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

My nephew has been here since 9th grade, hopefully and prayerfully he's going on to the 11th in Sept., and things are getting better, although I wish the parents would participate 'more' when it comes to the PTA Meetings and other programs. I do realize that some people are struggling, and going through some other issues, but shouldn't your children's education matter as well? Any way, I'm grateful for the progress that this school is making, and hope (and pray) that things continue to turn around for them, and get 'better' as time goes on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2008

Great programs and opportunities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2008

this is one of the bestest school i ever been to. To bad i moved but i know is a great learning school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 23, 2007

This is a great school great teachers ans sometimes good students but its to over crowed every year u have new freshmen come to my school in start stuff thats not cool


Posted September 20, 2007

This is a great school, very big, and very helpful. One thing that i dont like about this school is that some students play around too much at lunch and there is some abuse from the bigger students toward freshmens., this is not physical abuse it is like playoing around with freshmen but in a disturbing way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2007

I am an alumni of Transit Tech and I wanted to say that this is a great school, with wonderful teachers and great sports teams. I was on the track team all four years and it was a wonderful experience. Thank You Transit Tech
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 18, 2005

good school, the music program is very good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 4, 2005

It's a pretty good school. The parent involvement is really good, the parents always offer to help with anything. The sports teams are really good.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 23, 2004

My son has been in transit since 9th grade. He's now in 10th grade. I have no problems with this school at all. He is in an honor class and he is doing very well. Transit has very good things going for it and very gifted kids with excellent teachers as leaders.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
25%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Earth Science

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

195 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
27%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
57%
Global History and Geography

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

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%
Integrated Algebra

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

584 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
68%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%
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 Students6%
Femalen/a
Male5%
African American4%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged0%
Students with disabilities0%
General population6%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant6%

Chemistry

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

Earth Science

All Students35%
Female15%
Male39%
African American33%
Asian/Pacific Islander64%
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities19%
General population37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant35%

English

All Students68%
Female79%
Male66%
African American67%
Asian/Pacific Islander72%
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities22%
General population75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant68%

Geometry

All Students59%
Femalen/a
Male57%
African American55%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

Global History and Geography

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islander50%
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities17%
General population44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant39%

Integrated Algebra

All Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
African American47%
Asian/Pacific Islander65%
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities27%
General population53%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant48%

Living Environment

All Students70%
Female75%
Male68%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander76%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
General population76%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English71%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant70%

Physics

All Students49%
Femalen/a
Male45%
African American50%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant49%

U.S. History and Government

All Students46%
Female47%
Male45%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic51%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities16%
General population52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant46%
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 "B" 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
Black 1 70% 19%
Hispanic 2 23% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/A43%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 1%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 73%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

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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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This school
6.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
5.3
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

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

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This school
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
6.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

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

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This school
6.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
5.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 
High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Based on surveys from:

 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents12911%
Students86275%
Teachers6085%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. NEIL HARRIS

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Vocational education
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - B13, B14, Q24, Q7, Q8. Subways - A, C to Euclid Av; J, Z to Norwood Av
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Sofbtall
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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