High School of Computers and Technology

Grades: 9-12

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)

 

 

 

School Stats

Academics

School
Citywide
How many students graduate in 4 years?
 
82%
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
 
86%
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
 
71%
Average daily attendance
 
85%
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
 
37%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
 
88%
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
 
88%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey

Students

501
Number of students
624 Citywide Average

Race/Ethnicity


School
Citywide
Low-income students
 
77%
Students with disabilities
 
28%
Multilingual learners
 
11%
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

School
Citywide
How many students were suspended?
 
1%
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
 
86%
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
 
25%
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
 
15%
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?
 
93%
3.5
Years of principal experience at this school
7 Citywide Average
136
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?
 
97%
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

 
100%

Physics

 
35%

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

 
25%

AP/IB Math or Science

 
6%

Music

Not offered in 2019-20
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?
 
63%
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
 
70%
From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
 
67%
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?
 
45%
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
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

High School of Computers and Technology D75 Inclusion Program

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services

High School of Computers and Technology

Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.

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 +.

Offerings

From the 2021 High School Directory

Language Courses

Japanese, Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Statistics, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP English Language and Composition

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

800 East Gun Hill Road
Bronx NY 10467

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

Website

Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares the Evander Childs Educational Campus with five other schools

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? Yes

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