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Academy for Language and Technology

Grades: 9-12
Noteworthy
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 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
100%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
98%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
1%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
92%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
92%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
0%
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?
32%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
5.7

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
99%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
40%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
97%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
84%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
324
Asian
0%
Black
0%
Hispanic
99%
White
0%
Other
0%
Free or reduced priced lunch
100%
Students with disabilities
6%
English language learners
73%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
89%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
36%
38% Citywide Average

From 2018 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 English language learners graduate in 4 years?
99%
68% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

National Academy Foundation 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.

National Academy Foundation Institute for 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.

National Academy Foundation 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.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP U.S. Government and Politics

Sports

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

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

Contact

Principal
Jose Vinales
Parent Coordinator
Cyd Torres

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with IS 303 and IS 232
Metal detectors?
No

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