Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School

Grades: 9-12

Our Insights

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.

Admissons: Students are admitted to the automotive program according to the educational option formula designed to ensure a mix of low and high performing students. A bilingual Spanish program is open to students whose home language is Spanish. The graphic arts program gives preference to students with good grades and attendance. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, December 2018)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
99%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
84%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
91%
Average daily attendance
 
88%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
43%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
92%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
83%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey

Students

444
Number of students
644 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
84%
Students with disabilities
 
30%
Multilingual learners
 
20%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
 
86%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
75%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
46%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
47%
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

School
Citywide
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
 
67%
8.1
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
87
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
157 Citywide Average
How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
 
85%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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

Not offered in 2019-20

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
4%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
21%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
5%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 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?
 
57%
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
63%
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?
 
31%
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
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

NATEF Automotive Technology

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

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

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 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP English Language and Composition, AP Spanish Language and Culture

Boys PSAL teams

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

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Flag Football, Volleyball

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

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Contact & Location

Location

333 East 151st Street
Bronx NY 10451

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

Buses: Bx1, Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx19, Bx2, Bx21, Bx32, Bx4, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx6-SBS, BxM4


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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