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Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School

Grades: 9-12
131 Avenue Of the Americas
Manhattan NY 10013
Phone: 212-925-1080

Our Insights

What’s Special

Certifications in computer systems and graphic design

The Downside

Friction between teachers and the administration

Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School gives students hands-on training in computer networking and repair. They may also learn photography, layout media, and web design.

The school has two small academies: Chelsea Technical and Graphic Design. About three-quarters of the students graduate on time, many with professional certificates that may help them get jobs.

The school has experienced ups and downs over the years. Principal Jaivelle Reed, who replaced popular, long-time Principal Brian Rosenbloom in 2016, has struggled to gain the trust of faculty. The Quality Review says the school lacks a cohesive vision and surveys show teachers mistrust the principal.

More than half the students come from outside Manhattan and enjoy the vibrant Soho area during their outdoor lunchtime—as long as they retain the privilege by keeping up their grades.

Chelsea CTE shares a century old building with NYC iSchool.

Admissions: Priority to Manhattan residents. Graphic Design admits students according to the educational option formula designed to ensure a mix of students of different abilities. The Technical Academy looks at test scores, attendance and grades. (Lydie Raschka, DOE data, September 2018)




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

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
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?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

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

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
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?
66% Citywide Average

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

Chelsea Technical Academy/Cisco
Admissions Method: Screened
Program Description:

Program exposes students to hands-on learning experiences whereby students configure network routers and switches to secure, expand, and optimize data networks in various organizational settings. All students have the opportunity to earn a number of professional certifications.

Graphic Design
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Program exposes students to hands-on learning experiences in the design of professional publications, photo imagery and retouching, layout media, and the design of multimedia web pages. Students use the Adobe Creative Suite of application software, and have opportunities to earn a number of professional certifications.

Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP United States History, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition


Boys PSAL teams

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

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Softball

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


SoHo (District 2)
Trains: 1 Line to Canal St; 6 Line, N Line, Q Line, J Line, Z Line to Canal St; B Line, D Line, F Line, M Line to Broadway-Lafayette St; C Line, E Line to Spring St; R Line, W Line to Prince St
Buses: BxM18, M1, M20, M21, M55, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X17, X27, X28, X7, X9


Jaivelle Reed
Parent Coordinator
Claudia Maxwell

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with NYC iSchool
Metal detectors?

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