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

Grades: 9-12
Staff Pick for Special Ed Noteworthy
838 Brook Avenue
Bronx NY 10451
Phone: 646-400-5566

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)

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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

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average
Teacher turnover rate
35% Citywide Average

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

Average daily attendance
87% Citywide Average
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
How many English language learners graduate in 4 years?
68% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location


Longwood (District 7)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to Prospect Ave
Buses: Bx4, Bx4A, Bx6, Bx13, Bx15, Bx17, Bx21, Bx46


Colin Healy

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school shares a building with pre-k program
Metal detectors?

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