NYC Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering and Construction Industries (AECI)

Grades: 9-12
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Our Insights

What’s Special

Students learn about the construction industry

The Downside

While graduation rate is high, few students earn Advanced Regents diploma

The NYC Charter High School for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction Industries (AECI) is designed to offer students skills that will lead to careers in the construction industry. It does a good job making sure that students with disabilities and those who are still learning English graduate on time. Attendance is good and teachers says the school is orderly, according to school surveys.

Students take classes in architectural drawing and computer science along with double periods of English and math their freshman year, according to the school’s website. They make three-dimensional models of buildings using computer software.

In the summer, they may visit architectural sites around the city in a program sponsored by the Center for Architecture, take engineering courses at the Cooper Union in Manhattan, or learn engineering design through a program called CodeNow, according to the school website.

While nearly all students graduate on time, very few earn Advanced Regents diplomas and many must take remedial classes when they go to college.

Students wear a uniform of gray shirts, navy pants and black shoes. About two-thirds of the students are male.

Teachers are members of the United Federation of Teachers, making the AECI one of the few charters in the city that is unionized.

The school shares space with a Roman Catholic school, Saints Peter and Paul, in the South Bronx. Sports include boys and girls basketball, soccer, track and field; boys baseball and flag football; and girls softball and volleyball.

Admissions: lottery. Apply on the school’s website(Clara Hemphill, web reports, March, 2018)

School Stats


How many students graduate in 4 years?
How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
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 achive the goals of their students' IEPs?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide and 2019-20 NYC School Survey


Number of students
644 Citywide Average


Low-income students
Students with disabilities
Multilingual learners
From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Safety & Vibe

How many students were suspended?
How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
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 2019-20 NYC School Survey and 2019-20 NY State Report Card

Faculty & Staff

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
Teacher turnover rate
From the 2019-20 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 Report on School-Based Staff Demographics, 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


Not offered in 2019-20

Computer Science

Not offered in 2019-20


Not offered in 2019-20

Advanced Foreign Language

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Arts, English, History or Social Science

Not offered in 2019-20

AP/IB Math or Science

Not offered in 2019-20


Not offered in 2019-20
From unpublished, anonymized data from the class of 2019-20 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?
From the 2019-20 School Quality Guide
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?
How many of those TAP recipients made it through college? Learn more
From unpublished, anonymized student-level data for the class of 2011-12 provided by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) in coordination with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC), brought to you by
For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


838 Brook Avenue
Bronx NY 10451

Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Prospect Ave

Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx46


Principal: Colin Healy


Other Details

Shared campus? Yes

This school shares a building with pre-k program

Uniforms required? No
Metal detectors? No

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