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Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School

Grades: 9-12
333 East 151st Street
Bronx NY 10451
Phone: 718-993-5000

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)

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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

From 2020 School Directories

This school offers Transitional Bilingual Education in Spanish.

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
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% 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

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.


Language Courses


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
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Mott Haven (District 7)
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


Evan Schwartz
Parent Coordinator
Stefanie Rodriguez

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the Alfred E. Smith Educational Campus with two other schools
Metal detectors?

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