High School for Energy and Technology

Grades 9-12

Location

2474 Crotona Avenue
Bronx NY 10458
Belmont (District 10)
Trains:
Buses: Bx12, Bx12-SBS, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx22, Bx36, Bx9

Contact

Phone
718-733-3080
Principal
Marie Guillaume
Parent Coordinator
Stephanie Martinez

What’s Special

Courses in building maintenance and operations

The Downside

Challenges of being in a shared building

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 dont 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 schools 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)

About the students

Enrollment
412
Asian
3.6%
Black
24.3%
Hispanic
69.7%
White
1.0%
Other
1.5%
Free or reduced priced lunch
100%
Students with disabilities
24%
English language learners
13%
Male
82%

About the school

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Grace Dodge Educational Campus with two other schools
Uniforms required?
No
Metal detectors?
Yes
How crowded? (Full is 100%)
82%
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Attendance

Average daily attendance
86%
85% Citywide Average
How many students are chronically absent?
39%
42% Citywide Average

Is this school safe?

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
44%
77% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
54%
37% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
64%
85% Citywide Average
How many students say most students treat each other with respect?
36%
57% Citywide Average

About the leadership

Years of principal experience at this school
0.7
5.3 Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
54%
80% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal has a clear vision for this school?
69%
85% Citywide Average
How many teachers trust the principal?
57%
80% Citywide Average

About the teachers

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
59%
73% Citywide Average
Teacher attendance
97%
97% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
60%
81% Citywide Average
How many teachers think the staff collaborate to make this school run effectively?
66%
86% Citywide Average
Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Arts offerings

This school has 1 dedicated space for Visual arts
This school has 2 licensed arts teacher in Theater (part-time) and Music

Engaging curriculum?

How many students say this school offers enough programs, classes and activities to keep them interested?
48%
72% Citywide Average
How many students say they are challenged in most or all of their classes?
37%
54% Citywide Average
How many students say the programs, classes and activities here encourage them to develop talent outside academics?
53%
71% 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

Are students prepared for college?

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
28%
32% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
37%
41% 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 English language learners graduate in 4 years?
73%
65% 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?
58%
68% 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?
80%
91% Citywide Average
How many parents of students with disabilities say they are satisfied with the IEP development process at this school?
79%
90% Citywide Average
How many special ed students graduate in 4 years?
59%
60% Citywide Average
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data

Programs and Admissions

Building Operations and Technology
Admissions Method: Limited Unscreened
Program Description

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball

Girls PSAL teams

Softball, Volleyball

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