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

Grades: 9-12
Staff Pick for Special Ed Noteworthy

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?
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 2020-21 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 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
7 Citywide Average

Teachers’ Race/Ethnicity

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey, 2019-20 School Quality Guide, 2019-20 NY State Report Card, 2021 Guidance Counselor Report and this school's most recent Quality Review Report

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
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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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