NYC Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries

838 BROOK AVENUE
BRONX NY 10451 Map
Phone: (646) 400-5566
Website: Click here
Principal: Eugene Foley
Neighborhood: South Bronx
District:7
Grade range: 9-12
Charter School

What's special:

Students learn about the construction industry

The downside:

Lots of friction between principal and teachers

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

Opened in 2008, the NYC Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries (AECI) is designed to offer students skills that will lead to careers in the construction industry.

The school had a rocky start: its founder was charged with embezzlement and the principal and virtually all its teachers left the first year, along with one-third of its students, according to news reports.

Since then, the teachers voted to join the United Federation of Teachers, making the school one of the few charters in the city that is unionizing. There appears to be considerable friction between the principal, Eugene Foley, and his staff: more than half the teachers responding to the Learning Environment Survey said they mistrust the principal and half said academic standards are low. More than half the teachers said order and discipline are poor.

On the positive side, students mostly say they feel safe. The school has above average attendance. Of 86 seniors in 2012, 67 applied to college, according to the minutes of the board of trustees. Students have been accepted at Mercy College, Adelphi, and CW Post, among others.

The school shares space with a Roman Catholic school, Sts. Peter and Paul, in the South Bronx. Sports include boys and girls basketball.

Admissions: lottery. (Clara Hemphill, news reports, September,2012)

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At a glance

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building

Number of Students 450

Average Daily Attendance 89%

Uniforms? NA

Metal detectors? NA

Students at this school

Asian

  
0%

Black

  
34%

Hispanic

  
65%

White

  
0%

Free Lunch

  
90%

Special ed

  
15%

English Language Learners

  
16%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.70 2.80 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 24 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

63% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

84% 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

87% 83% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

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

84% 80% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

NA 34% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of 2013

How many 2009 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

66% 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2007 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many 2008 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

67% 64% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen earned an advanced regents diploma within 4 years?

0% 11% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2006 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 73% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

2% 12% 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?

3%

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?

2%

Are students ready for college?

How many 2009 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

3% 27% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

SAT reading scores

NA
414 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 496 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

How many 0 freshmen graduated in four years and enrolled in college?

NA

SAT math scores

NA
425 CITYWIDE AVERAGE 514 NATIONWIDE AVERAGE

Is the guidance counseling helpful?

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

71% 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Special ed & ELL

How well does this school serve students with disabilities?

How many special ed students starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

64% 44% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many special ed students starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

NA 53% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 79% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

71% 88% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

How many English language learners starting school in 2008 graduated within 4 years?

38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many English language learners starting school in 2006 graduated within 6 years?

57% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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