Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School

131 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS
MANHATTAN NY 10013 Map
Phone: (212) 925-1080
Website: Click here
Admissions: Ed opt, screened for Cisco program.
Principal: Kimberly Bradley
Neighborhood: SoHo
District: 2
Grade range: 9-12
Parent Coordinator: CARMEN DAMIAN
Computer Science & Technology
Visual Art & Design
Vocational

Buses: BxM18, M20, M21, M5, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X17, X27, X28, X7, X9

What's special:

Certifications in computer networking

The downside:

Most graduates aren't prepared for college

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School is a safe and orderly school where students may be certified as computer technicians. Attendance and graduation rates have increased significantly since Brian Rosenbloom became principal in 2008. While the school still has a long way to go, it seems to be turning around.

Ninety-seven percent of teachers agreed that order and disiciplline are maintained and nearly all the students say they feel safe, according to the 2011-12 Learning Environment Survey. More than 90 percent of teachers say they trust the principal and believe that he is an effective manager. Howver, few students are prepared for college when they graduate, according to Department of Education statitistics.

The school's enrollment declined from about 1,000 students in 2006 to about 500 in 2011. It shares a 100-year-old building with NYC iSchool.

The school has two small academies: SoHo Communication Arts, which includes Creative Design and Photoshop, and the competitive Chelsea Technical Academy. The Technical Academy gives students hands-on training in systems and methods in the telecommunication fields, including Career and Technical certification in Cisco, C-Tech and A+, according to the School Directory. Despite a variety of Advanced Placement classes and specialized courses within the academies, nearly 50 percent of students reported in the survey that there is not enough variety of classes to keep them interested.

Afterschool, there are a variety of PSAL sports in addition to clubs and tutoring programs.

Special education: The school offers ICT and self-contained special education classes for students.

Admissions: Priority to Manhattan residents. Soho Communication Arts admits students according to the educational option formula designed to ensure a mix of students of different abilities. The Chelsea Technical Academy requires a minimum score of 75 in English, math, social studies and science with standardized test scores of at least a 2. (Aryn Bloodworth, DOE statistics, November 2012)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with NYC iSchool

Number of Students 435

Average Daily Attendance 88%

Uniforms? No

Metal detectors? No

Students at this school

Asian

  
10%

Black

  
27%

Hispanic

  
57%

White

  
4%

Free Lunch

  
86%

Special ed

  
19%

English Language Learners

  
2%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.36 2.39 CITYWIDE AVERAGE


1 = Far below grade level 2 = Below grade level 3 = At grade level 4 = Above grade level

Safety & vibe

ARE CLASSES BIG?

Number of students in an average english class

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

69% 74% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

71% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

How many students say they feel safe in hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?

90% 84% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained in the school?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

38% 41% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2015

How many students graduated within 4 years?

88% 69% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

14% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated within 6 years?

83% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many graduates dropped out within 4 years?

8% 9% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

College prep

Does this school offer a college preparatory curriculum?

How many students took an AP or IB class and scored at least a "3" on the AP exam or a "4" on the IB exam?

8%

How Many Students took a College Course and Got a "C" or Higher?

8%

How many students passed a Regents exam for algebra 2, physics or chemistry?

29%

Are students ready for college?

How many students graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

27% 32% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

418
424 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 495 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many students graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

70% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT math scores

439
432 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 511 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

How many students say that this school provides helpful counseling on college or job-seeking?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students graduated within 4 years?

NA 48% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students graduated within 6 years?

NA 57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many students with disabilities spend most of the day with non-disabled peers?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many teachers say students with disabilities are included in all activities?

NA NA CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners graduated within 4 years?

48% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners graduated within 6 years?

56% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Programs and Admissions

Chelsea Technical Academy/Cisco

Screened

C-Tech (realistic hands-on training in systems and methods in the telecommunication fields); Cisco (centers on computer networking); and A+ certification (the design, development, support and management of computer systems).

Selection Criteria

  • English (Scores 70-100) , Math (Scores 67-100) , Science (Scores 70-100) , Social Studies (Scores 65-100)
  • Math Levels: Levels 1.9-4.5 ; English Language Arts Levels: Levels 1.9-4.5

There may be additional selection criteria, see the High School Directory for more information

Graphic Design

Ed. Opt.

Commercial and Fine Arts, including Creative Design and Photoshop.

Academics

AP COURSES: AP Calculus, AP English, AP Psychology, AP US History

Source: High school directory 2015-2016

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: Chelsea SAT, Computer Repair, Dance, Drama, Electrical Engineers, Math, Mentoring, Music, National Honor Society, AP Prep, SAT Prep, Student Government, Yearbook

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track

GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: Basketball, Bowling, Softball

Source: High school directory 2015-2016

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