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Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School

Overview written by the school: The mission of Thomas A. Edison Career & Technical Education High School is to develop leaders of tomorrow by preparing all students to meet the high academic, technical, civic, and workforce challenges of the twenty-first century. We believe that strong leadership throughout our united community of faculty members, students, parents, and associates will move us towards the following goals: academic rigor, pathways for college and career readiness, and continual school improvement.
Diplomaendorsements: Math, Science

School Performance

Graduation Rate: 92% (at the end of the school year before last, the percent of students who graduated "on time" by earning a diploma four years after they entered 9th grade).
Daily Attendance Rate: 93% of the school's students in the school year before last.
Percentage of Students Enough Variety: 90% students feel that this school offers a wide enough variety of programs, classes, and activities to keep them interested in school.
College Career Rate: 68% of students enroll in college or career programs within 6 months.
Percentage of Students Safe: 88% students feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms, locker room and cafeteria. (Student opinions on school safety, as reported on the NYC School Survey.)

Programs offered

Program 1: Visual Arts
Code: Q67I
Program description: Preparation for careers in one of the following visual arts areas: Graphic Arts, Digital Media, or Mobile Apps & Web Design/Developer. With a major focus on hands on instruction, these programs prepare students for relevant college majors with exposure to careers in all areas of visual arts. Industry certification (Adobe Certified Associate), dual enrollment, and articulated college credit courses included. Visit for more information about our Visual Arts programs.
Interest: Visual Art & Design
Method: Screened

Seats 9 GE: 89
Grade 9 GE filled flag: Y
Grade 9 GE applicants: 1119
Grade 9 GE applicants per seat: 13
Seats 9 SWD: 16
Grade 9 SWD filled flag: Y
Grade 9 SWD applicants: 148
Grade 9 SWD applicants per seat: 9

Seats 10: Yes
Admissions priority 1: Open to New York City residents

Requirement 1: Attendance
Requirement 2: Punctuality
Requirement 3: Course Grades: English (80-100), Math (80-100), Science (80-100), Social Studies (80-100)
Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (2.6-4.5), Math (2.5-4.5)


Extracurricular Activities
Extracurricular activities and clubs offered by the school that do not fall under one of the Sports categories (PSAL Sports or School Sports): Automotive, Chess, Chorus, Dance, Debate Team, Driver's Ed, Glamour Gals, Guitar, Leadership, Math Team, National Honor Society, Newspaper, New York State Honor Society, Peer Tutoring, Poetry, Robotics Team, SkillsUSA, Student Council, Teens at Service, Video/Film, Women in Tech, Yearbook
PSAL Sports Boys
Male PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
PSAL Sports Girls
Female PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
PSAL Sports Coed
Co-ed PSAL (Public School Athletics League) sports offered at the school, listed under Extracurricular Activities and Clubs in the HS Directory: Cricket, Double Dutch
School Sports
Sports offered by the school outside PSAL (Public School Athletics League): No data
Flag for female only school: No data
Flag for male only school: No data

Other info

Total students: 2196
Start time: 8:30am
End time: 3:30pm

Final grades: 9 to 12
ELL programs: English as a New Language
Language classes: Spanish
Advancedplacement courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Physics 1, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern
Additional info: College Trips; Extended Day Program; Extended Day Credit Recovery; Extended Day Tutoring; Internship Expected; Internships Available; Multi-Session School; Online Grading System; Weekend Programs; Orientation; Summer Internships; Summer Orientation

School accessibility description: Partially Accessible
Flag for schools that offer 10th grade seats: Y

More info

Borough: Queens
NTA: Briarwood-Jamaica Hills
Neighborhood: Briarwood-Jamaica Hills

School Number: Q620

Community board: 408
Council district: 24
Census tract: 452
BIN: 4211027
BBL: 4098670002

About Thomas A. Edison Career and Technical Education High School


Address: 165-65 84TH AVENUE, JAMAICA NY 11432
Latitude: 40.715389
Longitude: -73.800369
Phone number: 718-297-6580
Fax number: 718-658-0365
School email: [email protected]
Subway lines near the school: N/A
Bus lines near the school: Q1, Q2, Q25, Q3, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q36, Q43, Q46, Q65, Q76, Q77, QM1, QM31, QM35, QM36, QM5, QM6, QM7, QM8, X68

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CTE program(s): A+ Computer Repair, Automotive Diesal Technology, Automotive Technology, CISCO Networking Academy, Collision Repair, Commercial Arts and Illustration, Computer Forensics (Computer and Information Systems Security -IT Security), Electrician, Graphic Arts, Mechanical Drafting, Medical Assisting, Robotics, Web Design

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