Unity Center for Urban Technologies

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

What’s Special

Good graduation rate for new immigrants and students with disabilities

The Downside

Many students miss more than a month of school

Unity Center for Urban Technologies, a small school that shares the Norman Thomas Educational Campus with other small schools, helps struggling students stay in school and graduate, even if it takes more than four years, according to state data.

Most students enter with weak academic skills, and attendance is poor. Nearly half the students miss more than a month of school. However, graduation rates for general education students as as well as students with disabilities and English Language Learners are above the citywide average.

Teachers have time to collaborate and plan their lessons together, according to the Quality Review.    

As for the technology theme, “a lot of work is done on computers,” a teacher told InsideSchools, mentioning iPads, laptops and Smart boards.

The building has metal detectors.

Admissions: In recent years the school has had room for all applicants. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, September 2018; updated May 2020 with new graduation rate info)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
95%
Average daily attendance
 
86%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
37%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
98%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
100%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

314
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
89%
Students with disabilities
 
19%
Multilingual learners
 
7%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
100%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
1%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
1%
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
86%
14.0
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
267
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
76%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Advanced Courses

Which students have access to advanced courses at this school? Learn more

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

 
25%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
68%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
42%

Music

 
31%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
63%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
88%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
77%
From the 2020-21 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
How many graduates of this school received Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) funding to attend a NYS college?
 
26%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Unity Center for Urban Technologies

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Softball, Volleyball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools

NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location

Location

111 East 33rd Street
Manhattan NY 10016

Trains: 4 Line, 5 Line, 7 Line, S Line to Grand Central-42nd St; 6 Line to 33rd St; B Line, D Line, F Line, M Line, N Line, Q Line, R Line, W Line to 34th St

Buses: BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BM5, BxM1, BxM10, BxM11, BxM18, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, M1, M101, M102, M103, M15, M15-SBS, M2, M3, M34-SBS, M34A-SBS, M4, M42, M5, M55, M7, M9, Q32, QM1, QM10, QM12, QM15, QM16, QM17, QM18, QM2, QM20, QM21, QM24, QM3, QM31, QM32, QM34, QM35, QM36, QM4, QM40, QM42, QM44, QM5, QM6, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X14, X17, X17J, X2, X21, X22, X22A, X27, X28, X30, X31, X37, X38, X42, X5, X63, X64, X68, X7, X9


Contact

Principal: Fausto De La Rosa

Parent Coordinator: Carla Briceno

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Norman Thomas Educational Campus with three other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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