George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School (13K605)

105 Tech Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Brooklyn
Phone: 718-625-6130
Email: npillar@schools.nyc.gov
Hours: 08:30am - 02:50pm
School Website: https://www.westinghousehs.org
NYCDOE Website: https://www.myschools.nyc/en/schools/high-school/47608
Admissions Information: https://westinghousehs.org/admissions/
Quality Snapshot: https://tools.nycenet.edu/snapshot/2022/13K605/HS/
Subway: 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall; A, C, F, R to Jay St - Borough Hall; B, Q to DeKalb Av; G to Hoyt & Schermerhorn; J, Z to High St
Bus: B103, B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B54, B57, B61, B62, B63, B65, B67, B69
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About

George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education (CTE) High School was established in 1919, making it one of the oldest and renowned CTE high schools in New York City. Our students must major in one of five CTE programs: Culinary Arts, IT Support and Cybersecurity, Electrical Installation Technology, Computer Science, Data Science under our Future Ready NYC program. Our CTE programs are a far cry from the vocational and training programs of the past. Instead, they are rigorous, industry focused pathways that are grounded in real world applications and enhanced by work-based learning opportunities. Our programs prepare our students for further study in college or early careers, making our students career and college ready upon graduation. Students study academic and technical skills simultaneously and must meet required standards for both. All academic requirements must be met for a diploma, and the CTE pathway gives students the opportunity to receive a CTE endorsement to the diploma. In addition, various industry certification exams are offered. Our students’ education is rounded out by PSAL sports, various clubs and student activities. We expect our students to embody the qualities established in the Westinghouse Warrior Profile. Our students are Wise, Aware, Resilient, Responsible, Inquiring, Organized and Respectful.

Academic Highlights: CTE program(s): Computer Support Services, Culinary Arts, Electrician, Web Design, Opportunities to earn tuition free college credits with SUNY Albany, College Now @ New York City College of Technology (CUNY), Advanced Placement courses, PACE Upward Bound @ Pace University, Post-secondary opportunities with the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Construction Skills, NYCDOE Division of Instructional and Information Technology (DIIT) and others., SAT preparation courses offered to all 11th grade students, FutureReadyNYC: Technology (Software Developer)

Other Features: 10th Grade Seats Available, Career and Technical Education (CTE), College Trips, FutureReadyNYC School, Internship Expected, Internships Available, Online Grading System, Orientation, Program(s) with 3+ SWD Applicants Per Seat, Saturday Programs, Student Parent Orientation, Summer Bridge, Summer Internships, Summer Orientation, Summer Session

School Features:

  • Offers 10th Grade Seats
  • School whose primary location is co-located with another school

AP Courses, Languages & Sports
AP Courses
Algebra II (Advanced Math), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP United States History, AP World History: Modern, Calculus (College Course [Credited]), Chemistry (Advanced Science), Math (College Course [Credited]), Physics (Advanced Science)
Diploma Endorsements
Math, CTE
Boys PSAL Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Soccer
Girls PSAL Sports
Basketball, Handball, Indoor Track, Outdoor Track, Softball, Volleyball
Co-ed PSAL Sports
Double Dutch
Other Sports
Cheerleading, Fitness Club
Activities
Anime Club, Art Club, Book Club, Chess Club, Cheer Club, Cookie Club, Drama Club, Fitness Club, Video Gaming Club, Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA), Guitar Club, Key Club, My Brother’s Keeper, My. Sisters Keeper, Podcast Club, FIRST Robotics Team, National Honor Society, PACE Upward Bound @ Pace University, Brooklyn TRIO @ Brooklyn College, Bridging the Gap @ New York City College of Technology, RAPP Program
Programs
FutureReady NYC - Data Science(K70A)
Computer Science & Technology

As a Data Scientist, students will help to analyze data and extract meaningful information from it by combining statistics & mathematics, programming skills, to create a product that is needed by all industry. Students will work with databases, write code for machine learning and utilize Artificial Intelligence.

Method:
Requirement:
Students are randomly selected
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Computer Science(K70C)
Computer Science & Technology, Science & Math

The Computer Science program provides multiple opportunities for students to master the technical skills needed to build, create, maintain, and debug computer programs being utilized in the professional and personal space through hands-on, project based learning experiences that are required by the tech industry. Through rigorous instructional practices, students are prepared for worldwide industry credentials that may lead to advanced standing or college credit at postsecondary institutions, and entry-level employment opportunities in the CS/IT community. All students study programming languages including HTML, JavaScript, JQuery, Python and use their skills to develop games, mobile, and web applications. Industry partners work with students to develop their skills and prepare them for internships or career and college opportunities. Students are also expected to pass the industry recognized Certiport IT Specialist exam.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Culinary Arts(K70D)
Culinary Arts, Science & Math

The Culinary Arts program offers students academic and hands-on learning experiences that prepare our students to be career ready for the foodservice industry or for further study in colleges and culinary schools. Students begin by learning about the use and maintenance of culinary equipment and tools, the fundamentals of kitchen safety and sanitation, recipe use, and basic knife skills and cooking techniques. Students move to learning more in-depth skills in the area of safety and sanitation to prepare for the NYC Department of Health Food Protection Certification. They also learn more sophisticated cooking and baking skills in order to plan, prepare, and present a meal or dessert to judges. In their senior year students participate in a Cafe Project that requires the planning, preparing, testing, and running of cafe menu items to be sold to school staff. They also take the NOCTI Prep Cook Certification Exam. Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP) partners with our school and provides various career and scholarship opportunities.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Electrical Installation Technology(K70E)
Engineering, Science & Math

The Electrical Installation and Practice program leads students through the various skills and tasks needed by electrical professionals to be successful for the current and developing electrical field. Students begin their studies by learning about residential electrical installations including hand tool and power tool usage, safe use of ladders, diagram drawings and reading and interpreting blueprints. Students will then progress to learning how to use the National Electrical Code (NEC), which provides the minimum installation requirements for device boxes, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables. Students are introduced to 120 volt systems, and class projects include residential wiring tasks like installing switches and power outlets, sizing and installing service equipment, and safe and proper electrical tester usage. Finally, students explore alternating current and are introduced to motor theory and application. The NEC is used to study grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses, and pull and junction boxes. Class projects include motor control circuits, conduit bending, circuit breaker and fuse sizing, and 3 wire control systems. Students in the Electrical program have the opportunity to receive NCCER and OSHA certifications, both of which are nationally recognized building trades organizations.

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
Brooklyn STEAM Center(K70H)
Engineering, Science & Math

Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) provides a CTE focus on a range of courses including: culinary, information technology, graphics, engineering, and architecture. The program includes innovative technical training leading to certification and opportunities to earn college credit. Students are expected to participate in our ninth grade summer program as well as Saturday classes for program acceleration

Method:
Requirement:
Students are admitted based on their course grades
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
IT Support and Cybersecurity(K70I)
Computer Science & Technology, Science & Math

In the IT Support pathway, students will develop the skills needed to become a marketable professional that top companies that use Information Technology services will want to hire. Through hands-on experiences, students will learn how to use technical resources in real-world scenarios. Students begin their study by focusing on IT fundamentals including both Microsoft and Linux operating systems and products, popular software, computer hardware and peripherals and basic internet and network connectivity. They then proceed to learn how to assemble, support, connect, secure, and troubleshoot the most common end-user devices (PCs, laptops, web servers, printers, scanners, etc.). Finally, they learn various aspects of networking and cybersecurity including using devices such as switches and routers, troubleshooting network problems related to connectivity or security, protecting sensitive data contained in a network, and how to monitor and secure hybrid environments, such as mobile devices, cloud based devices and IoT devices (Amazon Alexa, Google Home Voice, Apple Watch, Smart TVs).

Method:
Requirement:
Ed. Opt. programs admit students across all academic levels. Students are grouped into Low, Middle, and High categories based on a composite of their academic data. One-third of offers are made to students in each category.
Priority:
  • (Group 1) Open to New York City residents
George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education D75 Inclusion Program(K70U)

Student & Admissions Statistics
School Year
2022-23
2021-22
Total Students Across All Grades
562
643
    Grade 12 Students
132
169
    Grade 11 Students
137
161
    Grade 10 Students
150
145
    Grade 9 Students
143
168
Graduation %
95
91
College %
50
66
Brooklyn STEAM Center (K70H)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

37 / 24 (1.54)
15 / 6 (2.50)
Offers - Waitlist
Computer Science (K70C)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

39 / 46 (0.85)
16 / 10 (1.60)
Offers - Waitlist
Culinary Arts (K70D)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

45 / 45 (1.00)
29 / 10 (2.90)
Offers - Waitlist
Electrical Installation Technology (K70E)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

16 / 45 (0.36)
7 / 10 (0.70)
Offers - Waitlist
FutureReady NYC - Data Science (K70A)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education D75 Inclusion Program (K70U)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

0 / 0 (0.00)
0 / 0 (0.00)
Waitlist
IT Support and Cybersecurity (K70I)
GE Applicants / Seats:
SWD Applicants / Seats:

14 / 46 (0.30)
10 / 10 (1.00)
Offers - Waitlist
Survey Summary & Data (2022-23)
Student Responses - 53% responded
Academic Rigor 
  71.14%
Academic Engagement 
  56.58%
Safety 
  68.44%
Bully Prevention 
  64.63%
Inclusivity 
  83.00%
Mental Support 
  65.50%
Environment 
  68.18%
Post-School Support 
  82.56%
Teacher Responses - 78% responded
Academic Rigor 
  77.33%
School Satisfaction 
  75.00%
Student Behavior 
  41.67%
Student Support 
  78.87%
School Leadership 
  80.20%
Instructional Clarity 
  75.00%
Instructional Development 
  76.12%
Post-School Support 
  96.25%
Family Responses - 47% responded
Education 
  89.13%
Teacher Support 
  86.33%
Safety 
  90.00%
School Community 
  84.56%
School Leadership 
  94.36%
Post-School Support 
  92.50%

Note: Yellow bars indicate city-wide averages for the associated category

View Full NYC DOE Survey Results:

More information about NYC DOE surveys can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality/nyc-school-survey

Academic Summary & Data (2022-23)
Academic Proficiency
4-Year Grad. %
  89.90%
Avg. CC Regents Score
  54
Avg. Non-CC Regents Score
  32
College Aptitude
CCPC Index
  77.10%
Avg. SAT Math Score
  405
Avg. SAT Read/Write Score
  429
Postsecondary
2-Year College 28.50%
4-Year College 25.40%
Other Postsecondary 0.60%
Unknown 45.50%

View Full Academic Data:

This data was gathered from the NYC DOE's yearly quality reports. More information can be found here: https://www.schools.nyc.gov/about-us/reports/school-quality

Information on NYS Regents exams can be found here: https://www.nysed.gov/state-assessment/high-school-regents-examinations

School Demographics (2022-23)
Student Population:
Male 69.60%
Female 30.40%
English Language Learners:
  3.70%
Students with IEPs:
  27.90%
Economic Need Index:
  79.80%
Student Ethnicity:
Asian 3.40%
Black 63.70%
Hispanic 27.80%
White 2.50%
Other 2.60%
Teacher Ethnicity:
Black 28.30%
Hispanic 9.40%
White 47.20%
Other 15.10%
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