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Unity Center for Urban Technologies

Grades: 9-12
111 East 33rd Street
Manhattan NY
Phone: 212-576-0530

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)

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
53%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
100%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
2%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
53%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
60%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
33%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
12.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
90%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
52%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
38%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
60%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
267
Asian
11%
Black
25%
Hispanic
58%
White
4%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
91%
Students with disabilities
20%
English language learners
6%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
80%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
55%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
76%
66% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Unity Center for Urban Technologies
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

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

Sports

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

Midtown (District 2)
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

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Norman Thomas Educational Campus with three other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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