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High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture

Grades: 9-12
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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.

(Katharine Safter web reports, May 2018)

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School Stats

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Average daily attendance
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school offers enough activities and services for their children's needs?
How many parents of students with disabilities say this school works to achieve the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2021-22 School Quality Guide and 2020-21 NYC School Survey


Number of students
Citywide Average is 599


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2022-23 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
How many students say that some are bullied at their school because of their gender or sexual orientation?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Years of principal experience at this school
Citywide Average is 7
Number of students for each guidance counselor or social worker
Citywide Average is 157

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
Are teachers effective?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2021-22 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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



Computer Science




Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science


AP/IB Math or Science



From unpublished, anonymized data from the 2021-22 school year provided by the New York State Education Department, brought to you by

College Readiness

How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
How many students who have graduated from this high school stay in college for at least 3 semesters?
From the 2020-21 and 2021-22 School Quality Guide
How many students filled out a FAFSA form by the end of their senior year?
From the 2022-23 FAFSA data released by Federal Student Aid, brought you by
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Programs & Admissions

From the 2024 High School Directory

Construction Trades & Management (Q83A)

Admissions Method: Screened

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 (Q83B)

Admissions Method: Screened

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 (Q83C)

Admissions Method: Screened

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.

High School for Construction Trades, Engineering and Architecture D75 Inclusion Program (Q83U)

Admissions Method: D75 Special Education Inclusive Services


From the 2024 High School Directory

Advanced Courses

Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP Statistics, AP United States Government and Politics, AP United States History, Arts (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Econ/Gov (College Course [Credited]), ELA (College Course [Uncredited]), Math (College Course [Uncredited]), Other (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science), Social Studies (College Course [Credited])

Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track

Girls PSAL teams

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

Coed PSAL teams


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Contact & Location


94-06 104Th Street
Queens NY 11416

Trains: J Line, Z Line to 104th St-102nd St

Buses: Q11, Q21, Q24, Q37, Q52-SBS, Q53-SBS, Q56, Q8, QM15


Principal: Lakeisha Gordon

Parent Coordinator: Kimberly Seaton


Other Details

Shared campus? No

This school is in its own building.

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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