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Chelsea Career and Technical Education High School

Grades: 9-12

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(Lydie Raschka, DOE data, September 2018)

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School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
599 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

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

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
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?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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



Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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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


From the 2021 High School Directory

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

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Contact & Location


131 Avenue Of the Americas
Manhattan NY 10013

Trains: 1 Line to Canal St; 6 Line, J Line, Q Line, Z Line to Canal St (UL); B Line, D Line, F Line, M Line to Broadway-Lafayette St; C Line, E Line to Spring St; N Line, R Line to Prince St

Buses: BxM18, M1, M20, M21, M55, X1, X10, X10B, X12, X17, X27, X28, X7, X9


Principal: Jaivelle Reed

Parent Coordinator: Claudia Maxwell


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with NYC iSchool

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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