High School for Energy and Technology

2474 CROTONA AVENUE
BRONX NY 10458 Map
Phone: (718) 733-3080
Admissions: Limited unscreened
Principal: Ignazio Accardi
Neighborhood: Fordham
District:10
Grade range: 9-11
Parent Coordinator: ANA HERNANDEZ
Engineering
New School
Vocational

Buses: BX12, BX15, BX17, BX19, BX36, BX9

What's special:

Courses in building maintenance and operations

The downside:

Challenges of being in a shared building

InsideSchools Review

Our review:

If you like taking things apart to see how they work and are interested in how buildings are heated and ventilated, the High School for Energy and Technology might be the school for you.

Staff will train students for careers in engineering and building technology, including jobs working with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in this Career and Technical Education school.

“We don’t have people who have the skills to maintain and operate the very complicated building systems we have today,” said John Shea, who is on the school’s planning team and who also leads the Division of School Facilities for the Department of Education. He will help students find internships with the DOE and local unions.

The school is scheduled to open in fall 2012 in the building housing Grace Dodge Career and Technical High School, which is being phased out for poor performance.

Principal Ignazio Accardi has solid teaching and administrative experience. He was a social studies teacher for seven years at Robert F. Wagner Jr. Institute for Arts and Technology in Long Island City. At Long Island City High School he served as assistant principal of social studies and of guidance.

Small advisory groups will meet three times a week for social and academic support. “Personalization is key and advisors are at the heart of that,” Accardi said.

Partnerships look promising. They include the School Construction Authority, the Institute for Student Achievement and the Center for Environmental Research and Conservation (CERC) at Columbia University.

Students will be expected to earn a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma, which has more requirements than a regular Regents diploma. The focus of the school is on preparing students for career and college, and online Advanced Placement courses will be offered as the school grown, Accardi said.

Admissions: Priority to Bronx students or residents who attend an information session, fair or open house. (Lydie Raschka, March 2012, interviews at the high school fair)

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At a glance

Shared campus? Yes

Grace Dodge Educational Campus

Number of Students 211

Average Daily Attendance 90%

Uniforms? No

Metal detectors? Yes

Students at this school

Asian

  
1%

Black

  
27%

Hispanic

  
69%

White

  
1%

Free Lunch

  
100%

Special ed

  
21%

English Language Learners

  
10%

INCOMING STUDENTS' PROFICIENCY: 2.80 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

31 25 CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO STUDENTS LIKE THE TEACHERS?

How many students say their teachers inspire them to learn?

71% 63% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

DO TEACHERS LIKE THE PRINCIPAL?

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?

100% 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

IS THIS SCHOOL SAFE?

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

87% 82% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

 
 

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

92% 77% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

HOW IS
ATTENDANCE?

How Many Students are Chronically Absent?

26% 38% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Who graduates

Class of

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 70% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 78% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Previous Years

How many -4 freshmen graduated within 4 years?

NA 66% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

NA 12% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many -6 freshmen graduated within 6 years?

NA 75% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How many 2008 freshmen dropped out within 4 years?

NA 11% 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?

0%

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

NA

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

NA

Are students ready for college?

How many -4 freshmen graduated in four years with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?

NA 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?

76% 76% 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?

NA 45% 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?

0% 68% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

100% 89% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

How well does this school serve English language learners?

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

40% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

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

58% CITYWIDE AVERAGE

Programs and Admissions

School admission priorities:

  1. Priority to Bronx students or residents who attend an information session
  2. Then to New York City residents who attend an information session
  3. Then to Bronx students or residents
  4. Then to New York City residents

Source: High school directory

Building Operations and Technology

Limited Unscreened

Academics

AP COURSES: N/A

Online: N/A

Language classes: Spanish

Source: High school directory

Sports/Clubs

EXTRACURRICULAR: After-school Tutoring, Art, Music, Peer Mediation/Conflict Resolution, Regents Prep, Environmental Club, Acting Club, Photography Club, Student Senate.

BOYS PSAL SPORTS: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling

GIRLS PSAL SPORTS: Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Volleyball

Other schools sports: Boys: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling; Girls: Basketball, Bowling, Softball, Volleyball

Source: High school directory

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