Academy for Language and Technology

Grades: 9-12
Noteworthy

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)

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
100%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
100%
Average daily attendance
 
93%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
23%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

381
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
95%
Students with disabilities
 
4%
Multilingual learners
 
91%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
0%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
99%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
3%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
3%
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?
 
96%
7.8
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
166
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?
 
52%
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2020-21 School Quality Guide, 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

 
85%

Physics

Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

 
24%

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
64%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
24%

Music

 
98%
From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2019-20 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?
 
75%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
99%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
47%
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?
 
41%
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2014 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
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.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Spanish

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

Location

1700 Macombs Road
Bronx NY 10453

Trains: 4 Line to 176th St; B Line, D Line to 174-175th Sts

Buses: Bx1, Bx18, Bx2, Bx3, Bx32, Bx36, Bx40, Bx42, BxM4


Contact

Principal: Jose Vinales

Parent Coordinator: Cesar Tavera Rosa

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with IS 303 and IS 232

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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