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High School of Arts and Technology

Public | 9-12 | 599 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2013

I wish I could select a negative star. This school really stinks. Children are out of control. Teachers and faculty don't care. My son was systematically bullied and while I worked as hard as I could with the system all I got was apathy. After the latest bullying incident (actually two in one day), during the follow up meeting at school today after my son was bullied (knocked to the ground/bruised). Counselor: The student who hurt your son has been suspended for a week. Later when my son showed up at the meeting he says, I m not comfortable in class today since the bully is giving me dirty looks. Counselor: But he s suspended. Son: No he s not . Me: Did anyone tell the student he s suspended? Tell the teachers? Counselor: Uhhhhhh . . . @NYCSchools fosters bullying! How? When schools' report incidents it lowers safety ratings & impacts funding. So schools hide it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2010

I'm very, VERY disappointed in this school. I'm a hard working student. So far, I really don't like this school. I agree on that fact that the low standards of this school lowers your self esteem if you a really smart student. I'm one of those students. I only applied because I thought this school was really into technology. And forget about that. It's basically like any other school. I can't believe this school got an A in performance. The teachers focus too much on the lower students. It doesn't give the higher standard students the ability to soar above and beyond. Not too many academic clubs or AP classes for college work. Don't come to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2010

I am a student at Arts and Tech, and to be honest, it is not at all a great school. The teachers are very impressive with many young and eager teachers that seem to enjoy their job. However, the alumni are not so great. There are many friendly people and the school has many opprtunities to make friends, but most of the students do not care about their work and have no pride that they should contain on their performance. I also strongly believe hat the low standards of this school lower the self-esteem of the students who attend and do not care about their grades as long as they pass. i am an honor student in every class and have been on the top of the school, but it seems to me like it was almost too easy. This lowered my morale and now I am no longer on top.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

I am a proud alumni student who just graduated from Arts&Tech. For those freshman's to hate the school, it's because they not use to the discipline and order. I found having metal detectives keeps our children safe what so ever. You be surprise how many students would carry weapons to school if a school didn't have metal detectives...& THANK GOODNESS our school does. Teachers are wonderful. They make sure your children are at task and make them feel like they are needed, like it was their children. After schools, night schools, Summer schools, Saturday schools are provided to make sure your child graduates. Teachers put their time off aside and dedication to help every one of their students. The past was the past. This school improved by so many levels and I don't regret once into attending this school. You will satisfied with the education that is provided for your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 6, 2005

My daughter is a honor junior student in art and tech. I really like that school even though school in particular had slight problems in the past got better by dividing the school into smaller institutes. When my daughter needs help in a subject they are willing to stay after school to try the best to help. The school offers dance programs,drum classes,peer mediation and much more. If I had to rate the school 1-10 ill give it a 8
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2004

I'm a freshman at ArTech and I don't recommend others even thinking about coming here. Having a bad past behind it, we're to go through metal detectors everyday. Sometimes I feel like a lot of the classes are pointless, and I don't learn as much as I wish I would there. The teachers though, make me feel as if the school is a second home for me. They are very patient, caring, and approachable, and are easy to talk to if needed. The after school programs are great, too.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
18%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
20%
Earth Science

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

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
68%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
59%
Global History and Geography

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

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
34%
Integrated Algebra

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

284 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
87%
U.S. History and Government

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

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
77%
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 Students68%
Female80%
Male58%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Chemistry

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Male80%
African American73%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%

Earth Science

All Students42%
Female19%
Male51%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities40%
General population42%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English49%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant42%

English

All Students54%
Female65%
Male48%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic54%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities15%
General population61%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English61%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant54%

Geometry

All Students47%
Female40%
Male51%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic40%
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
Non-migrant47%

Global History and Geography

All Students43%
Female41%
Male43%
African American41%
Asian/Pacific Islander45%
Hispanic43%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities22%
General population49%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English45%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant43%

Integrated Algebra

All Students62%
Female67%
Male59%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islander60%
Hispanic64%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities42%
General population67%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant62%

Living Environment

All Students59%
Female61%
Male59%
African American61%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities55%
General population61%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant59%

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 Students58%
Female58%
Male59%
African American56%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities34%
General population63%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English64%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant58%
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
Hispanic 57% 23%
Black 35% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 9%
White 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 286%N/A43%
Source: 1 NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 19%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 41%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
  • Technology

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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

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

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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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.5
 

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
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.0
 

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
7.1
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.6
 

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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents17231%
Students39669%
Teachers2668%

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
  • 2:45 pm
School Leader's name
  • MS. ANNE GEIGER

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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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
  • 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

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - M10, M104, M11, M20, M31, M5, M57, M66, M7, M72. Subways - A, B, C, D to 59th St-Columbus Circle; 1 to 66th St - Lincoln Center; 2, 3 to 72nd St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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New York, NY 10023
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