Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School

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Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School
Alfred E Smith HS 151 E151 St jeh.jpg
333 E. 151 Street
The Bronx, New York
United States
Coordinates Coordinates: 40°49′06″N 73°55′11″W / 40.81845°N 73.9196°W / 40.81845; -73.9196
Type Vocational public high school
School board New York City Public Schools
School number X600
Principal Evan Schwartz
Faculty 33.0 FTEs[1]
Grades 912
Enrollment 377 (as of 2014-15)[1]
Student to teacher ratio 11.4:1[1]

Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School is a vocational public high school in the South Melrose neighborhood of The Bronx, New York. It was originally built in the early 20th Century as the "Bronx Continuation School" for students who left the school system. The school eventually became a vocational high school in the 1920s. The school was named after the former New York governor and Democratic nominee for president, Alfred E. Smith in 1965.[2] Its address is 333 E. 151 Street. The school is near the Third Avenue and E. 149th Street station of the 2 and 5 IRT trains. The principal is Evan Schwartz.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 377 students and 33.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.4:1. There were 315 students (83.6% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 23 (6.1% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.[1]"

The school offers automotive, home construction, plumbing, and heating/air-conditioning ventilation programs. There are plenty of shops where students work on real cars brought in by people in the community. The school also has a room large enough for those studying carpentry to construct a full size wooden frame house.[3]

The New York City Department of Education planned in 2010 to close the school but the plan was cancelled after strong protests from the community.[4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ a b c d School data for Alfred E Smith Career And Technical High School, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed December 12, 2016.
  2. ^ Directory of the Public High Schools, 1997-98, New York City Board of Education.
  3. ^ "H.S. 600 Alfred E. Smith Career and Technical Education High School". Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "City proposes closing more schools". WABC-TV. December 9, 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2011. 
  5. ^ Jaccarino, Mike (December 24, 2009). "Parents and teachers prepare to fight to keep Alfred E. Smith High School open". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on 4 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ Jaccarino, Mike (2010-01-26). "Alfred E. Smith avoids chopping block thanks to an outpouring of concern from community". New York Daily News. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ Otterman, Sharon (2010-02-15). "At Bronx Vocational School, Concern Over Plan for Charter". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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