School Details

W H Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School

Test Scores by grade

64%
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78%
43%
73%
61%
58%
82%
71%
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75%
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71%
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78%
58%
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79%
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79%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2012
  • New York City Geographic District #19 average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

W H Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School is a public high school in New York. The principal of W H Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School is MS. JOCELYN BADETTE, who can be contacted at jbadett@schools.nyc.gov. 592 students attend W H Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 6% of the W H Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School students have "limited English proficiency." 84% of the 592 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at W H Maxwell Career and Technical Education High School is 15:1. Fdny High School for Fire and Life Safety is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 72% 53%
Hispanic 25% 39%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Asian 0.8% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 86%
Limited English proficiency 6% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 years ago)

    This school does not have a lot of after school activities. The children are sometimes out of control. They have good teachers. However their needs to be an improvement in security.

  • (10 years ago)

    this school is complete trash my daughter was a honor roll student in entering maxwell and dropped down to a c student im not saying its not her fault but she lost hope. most of the students were constantly sayindg oh i only failed 3 classes like this is normal the teachers are ghetto and need to go back to school themselves maxwell is a horrible school and the teachers try to hold back the students. thus school not only needs reprimand but needs to be closed. I am sorry that me and my child moved up from nj we didnt know anything about the school systems someone recommended this school and when we went for the interview the principal said your daughter has impeccable grades but we cant accept her. she than changed her mind and said our school is a very respectable and prestigious school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I visited this school to enroll my kids here and I chose not to. It is located in East NY and is very dangerous. There are security guards at every entrance and the guards themselves look like ex-cons. However the teachers were down to earth...actually only the humanities dept. teachers seemed to really be experts in their areas.

  • (10 years ago)

    I was a former student and currently have 2 children attending this school. It is a good school. The only problem I have is that the 9th graders get out at 4 45. I wish they would begin earlier and dimissed earlier. I feel that it is dangerous for these kids to be traveling so late especially when it gets dark early.

  • (11 years ago)

    its a good school but they have the 9th greaders come in too late and get out too late

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