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City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology

Grades: 9-12
105 Tech Place
Brooklyn NY 11201
Phone: 718-875-1473

Our Insights

What’s Special

Chance to earn two years of college credit for free

The Downside

Turnover in leadership

Part of the city's effort to rethink vocational education, City Polytechnic offers students the chance to earn a high school diploma and an associate's college degree in six years. Students may study civil engineering, construction management and architecture at New York City College of Technology, the CUNY school just down the street.

City Poly shares a building with Westinghouse High School and the middle school grades of PS 8, an elementary school in Brooklyn Heights. There is a campus-wide talent and fashion show, as well as shared sports teams. The schools share the cafeteria and gym. Students must pass through metal detectors.

We saw some hands-on projects on our visit. In an applied physics class, students discussed kinetic energy and acceleration after a trip to an amusement park where they rode a roller coaster. They made model "maglev" trains using the force of magnetism to move their cardboard train cars along a track. Engineering students took notes on traffic hazards on a street corner outside the school; they planned to give recommendations to the city's Vision Zero project to decrease pedestrian injuries and fatalities. Students interested in architecture take CAD (computer-aided drafting).

Founded in 2009 in the George Westinghouse High School building, City Poly was originally designed as a five-year program in which students would complete their high school requirements in three years, then take college courses. The accelerated program didn't work for everyone, especially for the many students who began 9th grade with poor academic skills. Staff decided to revamp the curriculum so students would have four years of high school and two years of college, similar to P-Tech, another Brooklyn career and technical education school. City Poly is 80 percent male.

There has been some turnover in leadership. Yusuf Muhammad, who became principal in 2013, left in 2016 and was replaced by Judie Hartmann. Hartmann left in February 2018, replaced by Lisa Ostom as interim acting principal.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: The school offers ICT team-teaching and self-contained classes.

ADMISSIONS: The school has no admissions requirements. (Clara Hemphill, May 2015; updated April 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?
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
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 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 2018-19 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 2018-19 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 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
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?
66% 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

City Polytechnic High School of Engineering, Architecture and Technology
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Students may take up to six years to complete the early college school program which includes earning an Associate degree (or up to two years of college credit) and participating in internships.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP Calculus AB, AP United States History


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Handball, Softball, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Double Dutch

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

Contact & Location


Downtown Brooklyn (District 13)
Trains: 2 Line, 3 Line, 4 Line, 5 Line to Borough Hall; A Line, C Line, F Line, R Line to Jay St-MetroTech; B Line, Q Line to DeKalb Ave; G Line to Hoyt & Schermerhorn
Buses: B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67, B69


April Mckoy
Parent Coordinator
David Sanford

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares the George Westinghouse Educational Campus with one other school
Metal detectors?

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