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High School of Computers and Technology

Grades: 9-12
800 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx NY 10467
Phone: 718-696-3930

Our Insights

What’s Special

CTE program in Information Technology

The Downside

Safety Concerns, Limited Arts

The High School of Computers and Technology (HSCT) aims to prepare students for careers in computer technology, giving students a hands-on introduction to computer programming and repair. Students follow a CTE computer certification track and are expected to complete internships in the field. Students take a SkillsUSA certification exam, and Internet and Computing Core Certification (IC3), A+ Computer Repair, and Network + certifications are offered to select students.

Increasing numbers of students say they don’t feel safe in the building, according to school surveys. The school responded to fights and bullying in the 2016-17 school year by adopting a restorative justice approach, which promotes positive behavior through conversation, reflection and corrective action, according to the Comprehensive Educational Plan. Students meet in small groups called “circles” to discuss issues and resolve challenges.  


There are no traditional visual arts classes, but students may participate in art clubs in the same building. Students use laptops and learn how to use 3D printers, more in line with the school’s technology focus, according to Department of Education reports.

 

The school, which opened in September 2004, in the Evander Childs High School complex, shares the building with five other small schools. The campus has a football field, and schools often share the facilities like the cafeteria and library. Students enter through metal detectors.


Admissions: Educational option. The school seeks a range of low-, middle- and high-performing students. Open to all New York City students. (Melanie Quiroz, web reports and DOE data, October 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?
74%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
71%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
49%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
95%
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?
2%
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?
84%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.4

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
83%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
56%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
73%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
57%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
542
Asian
8%
Black
35%
Hispanic
53%
White
1%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
76%
Students with disabilities
25%
English language learners
8%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
87%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
32%
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
65%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
92%
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

High School of Computers and Technology
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • We do not rank students for this program; all students will be selected randomly.
Program Description:

All students will complete a four-year sequence of computer repair and maintenance and will be required to complete exams in SkillUSA Computer Repair, and optional exams in IC3, A+ Computer Hardware and Software, and Network +.

High School of Computers and Technology D75 Inclusion Program
Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

Academics

Language Courses

Japanese, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Swimming, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location

Location

Williamsbridge (District 11)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Gun Hill Rd
Buses: Bx28, Bx30, Bx38, Bx39, Bx41, Bx41-SBS, Bx8, BxM11

Contact

Principal
David Wills
Parent Coordinator
Heather Francis

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Evander Childs Educational Campus with five other schools
Metal detectors?
Yes

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