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Aviation Career and Technical High School

Public | 9-12 | 2201 students

 

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Posted September 15, 2014

I honestly like this school. It's awesome and the teachers are friendly. But it's just that most guys here are kinda immature. I don't mean to speak badly about the school, but most guys don't give respect to females. Even if you wear a sweater and always keep yourself covered you still don't get respected. The programs here are great. learning about all the stuff dealing in the aviation industry. Most teachers are friendly and funny.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 11, 2014

My son graduated from Aviation High School in 2014. He not only gained a good education and technical skills but also learnt life skills to last him a lifetime; like discipline and hard work pays off. The principal, Mr. Charalambous, is an awesome leader who truly cares about the students success and well-being. There is a general feeling at this school of caring and co-operation with parents. Ms Diva Morillo is an awesome parent co-ordinator! Thank you all at AVHS! It was worth the long school days.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

I graduated from Aviation HS in 1965, the school provided an excellent platform for a career in the aviation field. I never took full advantage of this wonderful opportunity, but after graduation I enlisted in the Air Force, and served as a B-52 crew chief during the height of the Vietnam war. After 4 years I returned to civilian life bounced around for awhile in numerous jobs in the technical area. I landed a job in the television broadcast field, as an engineer where I had a very successful 31 year career. I didn't end up in the field of aviation, but the technical background I received at Aviation HS gave me a great platform for all I did later.


Posted October 10, 2012

I am currently a senior in Aviation High. I just want to say that here If where things can really take off for your aviation career no matter what you are going into.The licences the school gives when you pass their demanding courses and exams can put you ahead of others coming out of a regular high school. When you come here you must realize he opportunity you have been given over most other high schools in NYC or even the united states. I will be going for my Power plant license and I just want to say THANK YOU AVIATION FOR EVERYTHING : )
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2011

Excellent teachers, excellent communication with the parents and alumni, I'm very grateful with Aviation Career and Technical High School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2011

I am a Junior in this school. Wow gotta say this school is awsome. It keeps me so interested because i want to pursue a career in aerospace engineering. hands down by far the best school in the nation. you will graduate from this school and start making more money than anyone among you. that's if you complete the rigorous course of course. you get two licenses Airframe and Powerplant. You will graduate with Airframe as a senior. Powerplant is optional. you have to go to fifth year to get your Powerplant license. Plus this school offers an internship which is only reserved for the top 24 graduates!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2010

I am just a sophomore in the school, if all goes well I should graduate in 2013. This school is great because of its Aviation based technical education. We do hands-on work. Like I said, I am sophomore so I don't too much about the school but if you are dedicated it will turn out great for you. Our schedules are longer than normal high because of the shop(AMT courses), so don't expect to go home early specially when you are a sophomore and junior. Seniors and freshmen have better schedule mostly 8 periods each day accept for lab days. We have a lot of clubs and activities. The most known extra program in our school is the AFJROTC, as well as Color Guard. So basically if you want to pursue an Aviation career and have no problems with a longer schedule this is the perfect school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 20, 2010

Great School, but only if if you have any interest in pursuing a career in Aviation/ Engineering. If not, I advise you NOT to attend this school. Trust me, i am experiencing this right now . From an unbiased point of view, the school has done its part in letting students experience hands-on work and gives you a small feel of what life as an AMT would be. Take full advantage of it while you're here, for you can end up with your Airframe/ Powerplant license worth a lot of money. As for academics, they need improvement. This school is so busy with their shop section (which usually lacks adequate tools because of budget) they tend to forget about the academics section, and their needs with books, etc. Teachers vary. Some are excellent and some I question how they were hired. Students are friendly for the most part and diverse.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

the mixture of cultures,and the willingness of the teachers and student to learn and share their knowledge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2009

It is the best school ever!!! The teachers are great and so is the environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

The only school where you can graduate with more than a diploma, this school lets you graduate with Airframe and Powerplant Licenses, in this economy this is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

Exellent for their discipline and perfect mode to show t the students how they can be better student and persons on the world
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2009

This is a pretty good school if u like workin and doing technical stuff. If you hate staying longer tha regular school this is not the school for you. Althought its does great on the technical term i think it can improve more in the academic section as well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 25, 2009

This school is once of the best and will stay the best due to the licenses and I am a fifth year. What school has a annex and a wide varsity of aircraft? lets leave it at that. Kids come here thinking this H.S. is a joke well you got something coming for you because you have long days and long hours and this HS will prepare you better for college and that's the ultimate goal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2008

I am attending thisschool ad i love this school i also like the teachers they are all nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

I attended aviation high school for 5 years, recieved one license and i am upon recieving my second license. After attending a Suny college for a year, i never realized how grateful i was for attending such a good school. The teachers not only taught me how to fixed aircrafts, but prepared me for the real world. Teachers like (RIP) Mr. Petr, and Mr. Podpora they taught us lessons that no education can nver provide. I was luck, and i am grateful
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2007

i have been studying for 4 years and i have had a unique experience. it is a school that challenges you to your best working both cooperatively and alone like a professional. there is great communication between teachers and students providing a great study environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2007

My son is currently at Aviation. I graduated in 1991 and I still think the school is great. It was a great stepping stone in my life. It opened many doors for me. I worked as an Aviation Technician for many years....Now I'm a union electrician. Aviation taught me so much...becoming an electrician became easy. The teachers are still as great as when I went there. They treat the students like their children. Thank God for that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

This school is quite challenging for students and is a great place to send your son/daughter. THe teachers are caring about the students and the vocational classes are very strong. There is a shortage of college information provided for those who do not plan to enter into the industry, but many of the academic teachers are willing to work with the students on that.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 16, 2005

Quality of academic education is very high. Needs to become more involved in other sports than currently available. More parent involvement need - since a large quantity of the students attending are either from a different country or their parents are.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

496 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
Earth Science

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

338 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

634 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
92%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

705 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
81%
Global History and Geography

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

607 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%
Integrated Algebra

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

724 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

646 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

186 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
56%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%
U.S. History and Government

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

488 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
94%
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 Students62%
Female69%
Male61%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander67%
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant62%

Chemistry

All Students80%
Female70%
Male82%
African American69%
Asian/Pacific Islander81%
Hispanic81%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Earth Science

All Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islander75%
Hispanic58%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities23%
General population69%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%

English

All Students86%
Female89%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities38%
General population90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Geometry

All Students86%
Female89%
Male86%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic84%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities42%
General population88%
English language learners78%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%

Global History and Geography

All Students87%
Female84%
Male88%
African American87%
Asian/Pacific Islander94%
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities36%
General population90%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant87%

Integrated Algebra

All Students94%
Female94%
Male94%
African American89%
Asian/Pacific Islander93%
Hispanic95%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities69%
General population96%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%

Living Environment

All Students93%
Female89%
Male93%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islander92%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial82%
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities56%
General population94%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%

Physics

All Students72%
Female63%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%

U.S. History and Government

All Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanic93%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities56%
General population97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant94%
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 "A" for the high school level.

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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 55% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 27% 9%
White 2 10% 48%
Black 1 7% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 1% 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 100%N/A43%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Enrollment is open to all NYC junior high school students.
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 2%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 69%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 2%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Cantonese)
French
Italian
Korean
Chinese (Mandarin)
Russian
Spanish
Polish, Romanian, Hungarian
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • NYC Progrss Reports - "A" Rating - 2 Consecutive Years (2008)
  • US News and World Report - Bronze Medal School - 2 Consecutive Years (2008)
  • Aviation Week and Space Technology - Leaders of Tomorrow Award - 9 Consecutive Years (2008)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
  • Technology

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

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
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish, Romanian, Hungarian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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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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This school
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
7.5
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

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

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This school
8.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.0
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.9
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.9
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
8.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents37117%
Students206294%
Teachers122100%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 4:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. DENO CHARALAMBOUS
Fax number
  • (718) 784-8654

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
  • Technology
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

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Polish, Romanian, Hungarian
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - B24, Q32, Q39, Q60, Q67. Subways - 7 to 33rd St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • handball, cricket
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Parents association school leadership team port authority of ny and nj jfk/laguardia airline partners
More from this school
  • Aviation HS has a fully equipped hangar housing 15 aircraft and a technical education wing housing seven floors of aviation specialty shops. We also have an annex at JFK International housing a Powerplant maintenance facility and a ramp area with our own fully operational Boeing 727 aircraft donated by FedEx. This is a model school to career program.
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
City University of New York
State University of New York
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45-30 36th St
Long Island City, NY 11101
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