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Staten Island Technical High School

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Posted April 2, 2014

My son is about to finish his Sophomore year at Staten Island Technical HS. The school has garnered an incredible reputation over the last several years and continues to turn out well-rounded bright students. Many of the staff members are former students who now teach there, so they know how the school runs from the very beginning. The new principal is actually a former student. He is wonderful, articulate, well-spoken and a very supportive and communicative principal. This school is a melting pot and the kids just mesh with so many different cultures. It offers a host of different after school clubs, sports, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

This school has no limit to the amount of opportunities it offers their students. The entire staff from principal to cafeteria workers have one common goal - how can we make our kids be the best they can be!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2013

This school has a welcoming and friendly environment. The teachers are great--knowledgeable and caring. They prepare students for adulthood. I've met so many brilliant and motivated people here who have moved me to become more ambitious. There's a lot of friendly competition that makes the students work harder. Help was always available to me from teachers and friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 12, 2012

As an alumni of Tech, this is the best school in the city. Its small class sizes and challenging coursework prepares you for college and beyond.


Posted June 30, 2010

As an alumni of this school and the aunt to a graduate of this year I can attest to the fact that this is an excellent school that teaches its students the tools to get through all coursess of study not just engineering. By encouraging out of the box thinking, students learn the correct way to approach problem solving which can help with any subject they pursue later in life. The smaller class size ensures that your children's teachers always know who they are - they aren't jsut numbers - and know on the spot how each student is doing. Built an excellent foundation for my college years


Posted September 22, 2009

I love that this school gives me the opportunity to explore a whole other branch of studies - engineering. I feel at home here and I can't imagine going anywhere else and meeting people as amazing or getting an education that is as fulfilling.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 22, 2009

It's possibly the smartest school in New York, ranked #33 in the nation by U.S. News and world report.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

It's an amazing school with amazing teachers and students. For me, it's likea home away from home. You get so much out of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

Tech is a close community that has a diverse group of students, teachers, and activities. It provides an amazing education and amazing experiences.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

love my school because of the oppurtunities it gives us. we have a top notch college office that helps us with all our collegiate needs
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

An amazing and accepting place where everyone is dedicated and persistent in their studies and extra curriculars.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Last year we had students who got into 7 out of the 8 ivy leagues. Not many small schools can say that
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

It's a great school with great programs and great people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

This is a wonderful school. The teachers are very dedicated to helping these kids succeed. The PTA works very hard to get what they can for the kids. The opportunities are there for these students, parents are very well informed through the school website and through a wonderful tool called naviance. I hope that other schools follow this schools great example.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

This school is tolerable for the mind of most bright students but some teachers practice unnecessary toughness....meaning, some teachers do not stand up to achieve team and organizational goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2008

My daughter attend si tech and she loves it. It is like a family there. The parents and kids are always welcome. There are no behavior problems in the school because they all want to be there. We are so proud of her and think this school is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2007

This school is an excellent math school for those who love technical devices and math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

My daughter is about to graduate June of 2007. There are some very good teachers at SI Tech but I agree, I do not like the principal. I think numbers are more important than students to him. As for the many different clubs and fantastic plays as well as the SING production it is fabulous. Great students my daughter has met during her four years there. All I can say is that she thought her brother should apply to Tech. So, that says a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

As a recent grad from this school, i can say that I enjoyed every minute i spent there. The teachers were great and gave each student alot of attention, the atmosphere was also great and safe. The PTA was always involved. The plays that we put on leave me with some of my greatest H.S. memories. The school was also challenging but in result really prepared me for college. Though I do not like the schools newest principal the teachers are still some of the best out there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 5, 2004

This is a great school; my son goes to it and he loves the teachers, the extra-curricular activities and the atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%
Earth Science

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

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English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

293 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
Global History and Geography

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

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Algebra

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

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
U.S. History and Government

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

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 Students97%
Female97%
Male97%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander97%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged96%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%

Chemistry

All Students99%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Non-migrant99%

Earth Science

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
Migrantn/a
Non-migrantn/a

English

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%

Global History and Geography

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%

Integrated Algebra

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%

Living Environment

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%

Physics

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander99%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged98%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Non-migrant99%

U.S. History and Government

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander100%
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant100%
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
White 1 61% 48%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2 32% 9%
Hispanic 2 5% 23%
Black 1 1% 19%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1 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 0%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 228%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 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 74%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Engineering
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

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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Based on 2238 responses

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A safe and respectful environmentWhat's this?

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This school
8.7
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.5
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
8.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

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
8.6
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.9
 

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
8.4
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.4
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
8.1
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
8.6
 

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
8.9
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.6
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
8.8
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
9.1
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents101490%
Students116599%
Teachers5998%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School start time
  • 7:45 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. VINCENT MANISCALCO

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

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Busses - S57, S74, S76, S78, S79-SBS. Subways - SIR New Dorp
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Sofbtall
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
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485 Clawson St
Staten Island, NY 10306
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Phone: (718) 667-5725

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