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What’s Special

Students learn to repair cars; create websites

The Downside

Academic classes are not as strong as shop classes

Alfred E. Smith High School prepares students for jobs repairing cars straight out of high school. Accredited by the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF), Smith is the only automotive high school program in the Bronx.

The school also has a graphic arts program where students learn drawing, photography, and web design. They have apprenticeships in print shops and marketing firms.

Students have a longer typical school day because they take shop classes in addition to regular academic classes. Some students are released from classes early to do paid work in industry, according to the school website; others have internships.

The school has a student-run auto shop where the public may bring cars for service; it also serves as a state inspection center. Students put on an annual auto show to display cars owned by community members as well as those the students have repaired, according to News 12.

The school does a good job ensuring that shop classes have the latest technology and equipment, according to the city’s Quality Review. However, the quality of teaching in the academic classes is uneven, the Quality Review said.

Most students enter with weak academic skills and attendance is poor. Nonetheless, about three-quarters graduate on time. About 90 percent of the students are male. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 2018)

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School Stats

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

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
88%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
84%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
88%
Average daily attendance
 
83%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
56%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
100%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
92%
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

409
Number of students
Citywide Average is 599

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
88%
Students with disabilities
 
29%
Multilingual learners
 
13%
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
83%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
47%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
34%
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?
 
80%
10.2
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
87
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity


How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
90%
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

Calculus

Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
3%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
24%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
7%

Music

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

School
Citywide
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
 
67%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
86%
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
 
52%
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?
 
67%
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

NATEF Automotive Technology (X69C)

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

Program Description:

Follows the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation program of instruction and leads to national certification in the automotive industry.

Bilingual Spanish NATEF Automotive Technology (X69D)

Admissions Method: Screened: Language

Program Description:

Follows the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation program of instruction and leads to national certification in the automotive industry. This Bilingual program is taught in Spanish and English.

Graphic Arts (X69E)

Admissions Method: Screened

Program Description:

The graphic arts program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for employment as a graphic designer. The program involves the use of specialized software and cultivates students' creativity and their design and problem solving skills so they become strong visual communicators. Students work in a brand new state-of-the-art graphic studio on both Apple and PC computers equipped with the latest graphic design software.

Offerings

From the 2024 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art - 2D, AP World History: Modern, Chemistry (Advanced Science)

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball

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Contact & Location

Location

333 East 151 Street
Bronx NY 10451

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 149th St-3rd Av; 4 Line to 149th St-Grand Concourse

Buses: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, BxM4, M125


Contact

Principal: Evan Schwartz

Parent Coordinator: Stefanie Rodriguez

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Alfred E. Smith Educational Campus with two other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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