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A-TECH High School

Grades: 9-12
50 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn NY 11222
Phone: 718-218-9301

Our Insights

What’s Special

Certification in auto repair

The Downside

Students say discipline is unfair; teachers don’t trust one another

Automotive High School has had its shares of struggles over the years, but one thing has stayed solid: students can get certified to be mechanics through a hands-on auto repair program. They may also learn computer programming or digital design.

Automotive has seen modest improvements in the past decade despite a revolving door of principals, high teacher turnover, and a student enrollment that declined from nearly 1,000 in 2010 to barely 300 in 2019. Attendance, while still poor, is on the upswing, and the graduation rate, once very low, is now close to the citywide average.

The school still has a ways to go toward improving its tone and culture. Although safety has improved in recent years, more than one-third of students say discipline is unfair and fewer than half of the teachers say they trust one another, according to school surveys.

Some 90 percent of the students are male. Most enter with weak academic skills. About 15 percent are over-aged and one-third have disabilities.

Admissions: The school typically has room for anyone who wishes to attend. (Clara Hemphill, DOE statistics, December 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?
66%
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
84%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
42%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
49%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
47%
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?
81%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
1.0

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
70%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
33%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
19%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
37%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
329
Asian
3%
Black
50%
Hispanic
42%
White
3%
Other
2%
Free or reduced priced lunch
82%
Students with disabilities
34%
English language learners
6%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
84%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
47%
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?
63%
66% Citywide Average
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
40%
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

Academy of Automotive Specialists
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Course Grades: English, Math
  • Standardized Test Scores: Average
Program Description:

This rigorous 4-year sequence requires students to complete 1000 hours of work in engine performance, electronics, brakes, and transmissions for career opportunities in the automobile repair, tuning, diagnosis, and other areas. Students engage in industry-based assessments, competitions, and Work Based Learning opportunities with our business partners. Completion of the program results in CTE Certification and ASE/NATEF entry-level certification allowing the opportunity to work upon graduation.

Academy of Arts and Media
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

This Academy prepares students for cutting-edge careers in experiential design and digital media. We teach an integrated approach based on four fundamentals: design thinking, visual communication, technology, and user experience. Students in the academy are strategic thinkers, producers, and technologists poised to lead innovation on a global level.

Academy of Software Engineering
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Requirements:
  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Course Grades: English, Math
  • Standardized Test Scores: Average
Program Description:

This Academy prepares students for opportunities in programming, web design, robotics, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace. This rigorous curriculum includes computer-aided design using Project Lead The Way (PLTW) curriculum and hands-on application culminating in prototype development. Students complete a minimum of four math courses and a three-year engineering sequence. Extracurricular opportunities include Robotics and SkillsUSA where they can continue to develop their skills.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP English Language and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP United States History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Handball, Soccer, Volleyball

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

Contact & Location

Location

Greenpoint (District 14)
Trains: G Line to Nassau Ave; L Line to Bedford Ave
Buses: B32, B43, B48, B62

Contact

Principal
Neil Harris
Parent Coordinator
Amir Femi

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares the Automotive High School Campus with one other school
Metal detectors?
Yes

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