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Ralph R Mckee Career And Technical Education High School

Public | 9-12 & ungraded | 673 students

 

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Posted August 28, 2012

As the demand for college graduates with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) are rapidly increasing, Ralph McKee High School is catering to that demand by creating college ready graduates, through the school's Information Technology, per-engineering, robotics, advanced math and science programs; and I am proud that my daughter is one of these students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

The trade education opportunities (CISCO Systems, automotives, carpentry/woodworking) and academics make for a powerful preparation for life in the real world. And, therefore, the possibilities loom large.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2009

I am so happy with my daughters's education that they have received so far at McKee. The staff is open and honest about what is going on with your child. They call home for good things along with of course the bad stuff too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

All the career and tech people are friendly and helpful, willing to go out of their way to help you solve a problem. The students have career goals which help them focus on graduation.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2009

Ralph R. McKee CTE High School offes a rigorous academic and hands on environment, in which students build to their potential. It offers an academic diploma with and career and technical education certification. In the Construction Technology Institute, graduates of McKee are eligible for lucrative apprenticeships through the partnerships with the New York City MTA and Construction Skills 2010, career and technical institutes and competitive four year colleges. Pre-Engineering and computer aided Drafting Institute graduates receive an academic diploma and CTE certification and are prepared for prestigious four year colleges like Dartmouth and Stevens Institute. In the Automotive Institute, each student is immersed in state of the art equipment to prepare students for the increasingly computer driven automotive industry. In CISCO, students learn computer networking and gain invaluable experience connecting with professionals who are in the field. At McKee, students gain the academic content, critical thinking skills and are encouraged to meet and exceed expectations, more than they ever imagined. The Soaring Seagulls (the school mascot) fly strong because 'Learning is Key at McKee.' Everyday, the school community works together to make the vision a reality.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 19, 2009

Ralph McKee is a great because they have small classes and great teachers that are willing to help you to become whoever you want to be.Funny teachers who are down to earth and share their stories with the students to make them feel comfortable and know that teachers too went through the same struggles they are facing right now. I LOVE MCKEE.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2009

i gained alot from Mckee. it is a great school with great programs and a good community within the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2008

I am a senior at Ralph R. McKee High School, enrolled in the CISCO program. Honestly, this school is great for learning trades and special skills. Our school is a close community where everybody knows everybody and everyone gets along. I had my doubts about McKee at first because of all the rumors, but I love it here. The opportunities each student is given are endless and it gives students a good feel about the work force, and even gets some students employed while attending school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2007

There was little or no parental involvement what so ever. The only thing i can give the school is the teachers because they're nice, and some do care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

This has been a good year for my son. He is entering the 10TH grade in September and we are looking forward to another good year. I found his teachers to be caring and supportive. I think we made the right choice in picking a high school for him.The staff is friendly and helpful and I think this reflects well on the leadership of the principle. I would only ask that the school would offer a music and art program and incorporate a more extensive forign langueage program into the curriculim.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2006

best school!!! i will never forget mckee........
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 22, 2003

KICKS !! totaly rules


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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
35%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
31%
Earth Science

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

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
24%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%
Global History and Geography

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

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
55%
Integrated Algebra

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

258 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
8%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

22 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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
47%
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 Students26%
Female37%
Male21%
African American12%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic13%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant26%

Chemistry

All Students55%
Female44%
Male62%
African American36%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Earth Science

All Students27%
Female3%
Male39%
African American8%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic19%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities17%
General population29%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant27%

English

All Students56%
Female46%
Male60%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities38%
General population61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant56%

Geometry

All Students25%
Female20%
Male26%
African American22%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged22%
Students with disabilities10%
General population27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant25%

Global History and Geography

All Students53%
Female43%
Male57%
African American46%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic45%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities24%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%

Integrated Algebra

All Students58%
Female49%
Male64%
African American54%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities32%
General population72%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English58%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant58%

Living Environment

All Students53%
Female27%
Male69%
African American45%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic57%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities31%
General population62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%

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
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students18%
Female12%
Male21%
African American15%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged18%
Students with disabilities12%
General population21%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant18%
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.

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 40% 19%
Hispanic 1 33% 23%
White 2 22% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 0% 1%
Two or more races 1 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 260%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 57%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
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

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

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
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
7.4
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.6
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
7.8
 

City average

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

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This school
7.8
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.3
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

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

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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.5
 

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
8.0
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
7.9
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents21335%
Students53788%
Teachers4293%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. SHARON ALICIA HENRY

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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  • Arts (all)
  • Arts all
  • Engineering
  • Technology
  • Vocational education
Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
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 - S40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78. Subways - SIR St George
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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