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Queens, NY
Students enrolled: 2,222

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45 36th Street
Queens, NY 11101

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(718) 361-2032
(718) 784-8654
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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.

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September 12, 2014
I needed the review below. I've heard conflicting stories about Aviation, but it's THE only school my current 8th grader is interested in. Thanks much. Can't wait for next Sept.

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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

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.

- submitted by a community member

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 : )

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November 02, 2011
Excellent teachers, excellent communication with the parents and alumni, I'm very grateful with Aviation Career and Technical High School

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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!

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October 01, 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

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.

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no rating
September 25, 2009
the mixture of cultures,and the willingness of the teachers and student to learn and share their knowledge.

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September 25, 2009
It is the best school ever!!! The teachers are great and so is the environment.

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no rating
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

September 04, 2009
Exellent for their discipline and perfect mode to show t the students how they can be better student and persons on the world

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no rating
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.

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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.

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November 10, 2008
I am attending thisschool ad i love this school i also like the teachers they are all nice.

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September 08, 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

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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.

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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.

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June 01, 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.

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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

August 10, 2005
Greatest academic program ever ,ned a bit more sports,and a lot of parent involvement.

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October 24, 2004
From the moment my son entered this school in 2001 he has achieved 100% attendance. The only time he was out was when he was representing his school or while on a school trip. Aviation has held my son's interest from the beginning therefore, he looks forward to the challenges that this school offers on a daily basis. My son's envolvement and dedication to this school is because of the caring teachers and a principal who cares about each and every student. I am very proud of his choice to attend Aviation and of all his accomplishments that he had received thus far.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
I graduated from AV in June '99 and '00. Im currently a full time student at SUNY Farmingdale studying Aviation administration, and working full time as an Aircraft Maintenance Technician. I, like many, took full advantage of the opportunities and resources avaliable at Av. What I'm doing today was only made possible by the dedication and love of the staff at AV (every one frome the principal, to the academic teachers, to the shop teachers, to the security guards, to the support staff). AV gave me a clare vision and a strong mind set and put me on a outstanding platform to launch my Aviation career to endless heights. Ounce you graduate and walk out the doors of AV with your diloma and A&P certificates, you will realize that any goal is achievable and the world is yours for the taking.

- submitted by a student

August 26, 2003
This is a great school only if your interested in being a plane mechanic. The classes are great and so are the teachers.

- submitted by a student

August 11, 2003
Im No a parent, I got to this school. If Your Thinking of going here. Tis isa no brainer. I think its a place where you can get your education and beopen about anything. I ad no problem and this is my first year. I love it there. I wouldn't trade it in for anything!

- submitted by a community member

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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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Aviation Career and Technical High School
45 36th Street, Queens, NY  11101
(718) 361-2032
Last modified Aviation Career and Technical High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Aviation Career and Technical High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top