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Academy for Language and Technology

Grades: 9-12
1700 Macombs Road
Bronx NY 10453
Phone: 718-731-0219

Our Insights

What’s Special

Safe school for new immigrants

The Downside

Far from nearest subway

The Academy for Language and Technology High School, housed in a middle school, IS 303, offers new immigrants a safe, orderly environment and the chance to learn computer programming and maintenance.

Nearly every student graduates on time. Parents are pleased with the way teachers communicate with them, according to a Department of Education evaluation of the school. Students who need extra help have classes from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays.

All of the students are Latino, and two-thirds are classified as English language learners. The school aims to teach students English while perfecting their Spanish.

Students may take classes in computer science or media communication.

ADMISSIONS: Open to Spanish-speaking students who have been in the United States for less than four years. (Clara Hemphill, statistics and school website, July 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 2019-20 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

From 2019-20 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 2019-20 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 2019-20 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 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2019-20 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87% Citywide Average
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 2019-20 School Quality Guide

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

Media Communications
Admissions Method: Screened: Language
Program Description:

Allows students to understand mass media opportunities through a hands-on approach and develop career skills in video production, journalism, media arts, and technology, with internships in various media outlets.

Computer Technology
Admissions Method: Screened: Language
Program Description:

Four year program provides students with computer literacy, maintenance and repair skills, knowledge of programming languages and the ability to solve technical problems.

Computer Networking
Admissions Method: Screened: Language
Program Description:

This program offers proficiency in Cisco to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam (CCNA). Successful completion of this program prepares students to install computer connections, program routers, and maintain computer networks.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Environmental Science, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP English Literature and Composition


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Softball, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location


Morris Heights (District 9)
Trains: 4 Line to 176th St; B Line, D Line to 174-175th Sts
Buses: Bx1, Bx18, Bx2, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, BxM4


Jose Vinales
Parent Coordinator
Cesar Tavera Rosa

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with IS 303 and IS 232
Metal detectors?

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