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High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture

Grades: 9-12
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94-06 104th Street
Ozone Park NY 11416
Phone: 718-846-6280

Our Insights

What’s Special

Unique CTE (Career and Technical Education) programs

The Downside

Student body is mostly male

At the High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture students draw blueprints, wire electrical circuits and learn to use power tools, along with participating in a regular academic program. For some, the school leads to unionized apprenticeships in the construction trades. For others, it offers a strong background in engineering or architecture that prepares them for a four-year college.

Opened in 2006 in a new building in Ozone Park, the school has become a popular choice for students looking for in-depth career education and hands-on projects. Almost everyone graduates on time, and more than half receive the demanding Advanced Regents diploma.

In ninth grade, students become familiar with all three disciplines of construction, engineering and architecture. In the upper grades they specialize. After graduation, many students go on to become carpenters, electricians, painters or attend colleges and universities including Cornell University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NYU Polytech, Syracuse, and City Colleges of Engineering and Architecture, according to the school’s yearly plan.

Designed to encourage young women and non-whites to consider careers in the construction trades, the school has partnerships with the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering and Nontraditional Employment for Women. About three-quarters of students are Asian, black, or Latino. However, just one-third of students are female. 

After school, students participate in robotics, portfolio development programs, and a handful of PSAL sports including cricket, handball, and track.

SPECIAL EDUCATION: There is an increasing population of students with special needs, some of whom are in special classes. Some students receive support from guidance counselors, speech therapists, paraprofessionals, or one-on-one mentors. The building also houses a District 75 program for students with more severe disabilities.

ADMISSIONS: Most successful applicants have a grade point average of 80 or above. There are three programs: engineering, architecture and construction trades. There are far more applicants than seats available. (Katharine Safter web reports, May 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?
84%
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
31%
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
93%
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
95%
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
1%
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?
82%
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school
9.4

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
98%
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
90%
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
92%
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
87%
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2018-19 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
1066
Asian
31%
Black
9%
Hispanic
36%
White
12%
Other
12%
Free or reduced priced lunch
60%
Students with disabilities
16%
English language learners
2%

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
94%
87% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
17%
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?
97%
66% Citywide Average


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Programs & Admissions

From the 2020 High School Directory

Construction Trades & Management
Admissions Method: Screened
Requirements:
  • Course Grades: Average (81-100)
  • Demonstrated Interest: School Visit
Program Description:

New York State approved CTE Program that leads to national certification aligned with industry standards and a CTE-endorsed Regents diploma. Students are prepared for entry-level positions in construction trades. Interdisciplinary project-based curriculum includes electrical installation, carpentry, and mechanical construction.

Architectural Design
Admissions Method: Screened
Requirements:
  • Course Grades: Average (83-100)
  • Demonstrated Interest: School Visit
Program Description:

New York State approved CTE Program that leads to national certification aligned with industry standards and a CTE-endorsed Regents Diploma. Interdisciplinary project-based curriculum includes concepts such as architectural form, space, order and design, and construction of residential structures, as well as skills of hand-crafting, advanced AutoCAD, and 3-D modeling using AutoDesk Revit.

Academy of Engineering
Admissions Method: Screened
Requirements:
  • Course Grades: Average (81-100)
  • Demonstrated Interest: School Visit
Program Description:

New York State approved CTE Program that leads to national certification aligned with industry standards and a CTE-endorsed Regents Diploma. Interdisciplinary project-based curriculum includes coursework in Introduction to Engineering & Design, Digital Electronics, Principles of Engineering, and Engineering Design & Development.

Academics

Language Courses

Spanish

Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History, AP Physics, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History

Sports

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Cross Country, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball, Wrestling

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket

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

Contact & Location

Location

Ozone Park (District 27)
Trains: J Line, Z Line to 104th St
Buses: Q11, Q21, Q24, Q37, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q56, Q8, QM15

Contact

Principal
Lakeisha Gordon
Parent Coordinator
Kimberly Seaton

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with another school.
Metal detectors?
No

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