Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School

Grades 9-12

What’s Special

Certifications in computer networking

The Downside

Most graduates aren't prepared for college

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)

About the students

Enrollment
437
Asian
11.2%
Black
21.5%
Hispanic
59.7%
White
5.0%
Other
2.5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
88%
Students with disabilities
20%
English language learners
3%
Male
67%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with NYC iSchool
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
No
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
83%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
88%
85% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
38%
42% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
92%
76% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
16%
18% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
89%
84% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
64%
56% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
0.9
5.3 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
71%
77% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
61%
83% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
78%
78% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
91%
73% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
85%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
82%
84% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Arts offerings

This school has 5 dedicated spaces for Theater, Visual arts, an Auditorium, and a Film Studio
This school has 5 licensed arts teachers in Theater (part-time), Visual arts (part-time), and Music

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
65%
71% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
52%
49% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
71%
70% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How many graduate?

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82%
77% Citywide Average
How many graduates earn Advanced Regents diplomas?
14%
11% Citywide Average
How many students drop out?
8%
10% Citywide Average

Are students prepared for college?

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
34%
32% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
70%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduate and enter college within 18 months?
77%
63% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

How does this school serve English Language Learners?

How many former English language learners score 3-4 on the State ELA exam?
0%
0% Citywide Average

How does this school serve students with disabilities?

This school offers self-contained classes
This school offers team teaching (ICT)
How many students say that students with disabilities are included in all activities?
67%
64% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
80%
87% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
85%
90% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
84%
89% Citywide Average
How many special ed students graduate in 4 years?
84%
60% Citywide Average
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data

Programs and Admissions

Chelsea Technical Academy/Cisco
Admissions Method: Screened
Program Description

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).

Graphic Design
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description

Commercial and Fine Arts, including Creative Design and Photoshop.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Calculus, AP English, AP Psychology, AP US History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Softball

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NYC Department of Education: School Finder

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