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Ralph R. McKee Career and Technical Education High School

DBN 31R600  •  insideschools.org  •  School Finder  •  2017 School Performance Dashboard
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McKee prepares you for college, career, and life. Here, you learn more, whether your dream is to design the most iconic building in New York City or join the Local 20. At McKee, we have small classes, committed faculty, secure grounds, and sophisticated technology. We provide you with the knowledge, study habits, resources, and guidance to attend college and shine once you do. We equip you with skills and certifications to start your career in fields like construction, drafting, electrical engineering, graphic arts, and software engineering. We teach you to think for yourself. We know you – your name, where you are from, how you learn, where you struggle – and you will never be just a number. Remember – McKee: College, Career, and Life.

Prgram Description
  • The Electrical Engineering and Installation Program instructs students in AC/DC circuit analysis, soldering, wiring of various circuits, residential wiring, commercial wiring, and motor controls.
  • The Software Engineering program (SEP) will give students training and experience in coding. The SEP core topics are Python, Scratch, HTML, CSS, processing, and Java. Additional programming electronics and robotics skills are learned with Arduino, and LEGO robotics. Within robotics, students learn LEGO Mindstorms, EV3, and digital fabrication. Within 3-D printing using Makerbot, students learn Flash, animation, and Action Script. Internship partners include NYC DIIT and Ernst & Young.
  • Students become proficient in Cisco to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate Exam (CCNA)successful completion of this program prepares students for computer repair and maintenance, network design, and infrastructure support to install computer connections, program routers, and maintain computer networks. Internships partners include ASI, Digital Edge, and State Senator Diane Savino.
  • Preparation for art and media design careers using digital technology – a blend of art, computers, and journalism; students will learn the Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign etc.) animation, and video/audio editing. Students participate in internships and are prepared for advanced study and work in the field of graphic design. Internship partners include Blue Label Design, Froogle Printing, RGM Signs, Special Tees, and Wicked Stitches.
  • Study includes structures, space, color, and form. Focus on hand drafting, architectural design, model making, and sketching. Students will learn industry standard software (AutoCAD & Revit); seniors complete projects culminating in portfolios for college entrance. Internship partners include E.B. Pritchard Architecture & Glass, Island Engineering, IMC Architecture, and Steven Savino Architect.
  • Students use an industry standard curriculum (NATEF) that covers all facets of automotive repair. Students will learn Steering and Suspension, Brakes and Electricity/Electronics and Engine Performance. Students must take industry exams for certification. Internships are available for eligible students. Internship partners include Blackler Air, DANA Lincoln/Ford, DemaÂ’s Auto, Gotham Motorcycles, Lombardi Harley Davidson, Max Fleet, Millers Tug & Barge, and MTA.
  • Integrated program that leads to industry based certification. Students are prepared for entry-level positions in construction trades. Curriculum includes carpentry and mechanical construction and CNC Router and MasterCam production. Students are prepared for college and industry positions. Internship partners include E.B. Pritchard Architecture & Glass, Millers Tug and Barge, NYC Division of School facilities, Scaran HVAC, and RGM Signs.
Admissions Priority
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
  • Open to New York City residents
Offer Rate
    • Course Grades: English (65-100), Math (65-100), Social Studies (65-100), Science (65-100)
    • Course Grades: English (55-100), Math (55-100), Social Studies (55-100), Science (60-100)
    • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (1.9-4.5)
    • Standardized Test Scores: English Language Arts (1.9-4.5), Math (1.8-4.5)
    • Attendance and Punctuality
    • Attendance and Punctuality
    Methods Ed. Opt. Screened Ed. Opt. Screened Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt. Ed. Opt.
    Seats 9th Grade GE 27 54 22 72 24 38 22 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants 117 207 100 219 82 116 102 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Applicants per Seat 4 4 5 3 3 3 5 0 0 0
    Grade 9 GE Filled N Y N N N N N
    Seats 9th Grade SWD 7 14 6 18 6 10 6 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants 41 66 40 81 31 51 43 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Applicants per Seat 6 5 7 5 5 5 7 0 0 0
    Grade 9 SWD Filled Y Y N N Y Y Y
    Seats Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Applicants Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    App per Seat Specialized 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Location 290 St Marks Place, Staten Island NY 10301 (40.64282, -74.079263)
    Subway SIR to St George
    Website www.mckeecths.org
    Graduation Rate 63.0%
    Pct Stu Enough Variety 74.0%
    College Career Rate 46.0%
    Pct Stu Safe 84.0%
    Specialized No
    Total Students 650
    Attendance Rate 87.0%
    SAT Takers 0
    SAT Reading 429
    SAT Math 420
    SAT Writing 409
    Total Enrollment 650
    Female 25.0% (163)
    Male 74.9% (487)
    White 18.9% (123)
    Asian 0.0% (0)
    Black 31.1% (202)
    Hispanic 44.3% (288)
    Other 0.0% (0)
    Academic Opportunities

    CTE program(s) in: Architecture and Construction, Information Technology, Manufacturing Production, Marketing, Sales & Service

    CTE program(s) in: Scientific Research and Engineering, Transportation, Distribution & Logistics

    Scholars Institute: Honors Courses

    AVID, Project Lead The Way, Work-based Learning, Industry Certifications, McKee Advertising Design Enterprise, Italian, Art, Calculus, Tutoring

    Advanced Placement Courses

    AP English


    S40, S42, S44, S46, S48, S51, S52, S61, S62, S66, S74, S76, S78, S81, S84, S86, S90, S91, S92, S94, S96, S98

    Addtl Info1

    College Trips; Community Service Expected; Internships; Multi-Session School; Saturday Programs

    Extracurricular Activities

    Black Box Theater, Key Club, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Peer Mediation, Robotics, Saturday School, SAT Prep, Student Government, SkillsUSA

    School Sports
    • Electrical Engineering and Installation Program
    • Software Engineering
    • Computer Systems Networking
    • Graphic Design
    • Architectural Drafting
    • Automotive Technology
    • Construction/Carpentry
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science & Technology
    • Computer Science & Technology
    • Visual Art & Design
    • Engineering
    • Computer Science & Technology
    • Architecture
      Audition Information
        Boro R
        School 10th Seats 1
        ELL Programs English as a New Language
        Language Classes Italian
        Diploma Endorsements CTE
        Neighborhood New Brighton-St. George
        Shared Space Yes
        Campus Name
        Building Code R600
        Phone Number 718-420-2600
        Fax Number 718-981-8776
        School Email SHenry2@schools.nyc.gov
        Grades 2018 12-Sep
        Final Grades 12-Sep
        Start Time 7:45am
        End Time 2:35pm
        Psal Sports Boys Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Football, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Wrestling
        Psal Sports Girls Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball
        Psal Sports Coed Golf, Stunt
        Early College
        Geo Eligibility
        School Accessibility Description 1
        Codes R60A R60B R60H R60I R60K R60P R60R
        Seats 10 Yes-10 No Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-10 Yes-10
        Primary Address Line 1 290 St Marks Place
        City Staten Island
        State Code NY
        Lat 40.643
        Lng -74.079
        Zip 10,301
        # Grade 9 222
        # Grade 10 179
        # Grade 11 139
        # Grade 12 110
        ELA Takers 149
        ELA Level 1 34.9% (52)
        ELA Level 2 47.7% (71)
        ELA Level 3 0.0% (0)
        ELA Level 4 0.0% (0)
        ELA Level 3+4 17.4% (26)
        Math Takers 145
        Math Level 1 49.7% (72)
        Math Level 2 37.9% (55)
        Math Level 3 10.3% (15)
        Math Level 4 0.0% (0)
        Math Level 3+4 12.4% (18)

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