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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Academy for Information Technology is a top rated, public, magnet school located in Scotch Plains, NJ. It has 300 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 92% of students are at least proficient in math and 97% in reading.

Academy for Information Technology Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
97%
Percent Proficient - Math
92%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1360
138 responses
Average ACT
32
50 responses
AP Enrollment
44%

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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$128,890
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,509
National
$949
Median Home Value
$484,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society
    26%
  • Multicultural Fair
    20%
  • Project Hope
    15%
  • FBLA States
    13%
  • Semi Formal Dance
    13%
  • Coffee House Play Production
    9%
  • Harvest Fest
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
300
Free or Reduced Lunch
8%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
15%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.8%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.20 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.20 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.20 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
63%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.8 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.8 responses
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As a County magnet school, AIT attracts students who are eager to learn about computer science and business. The campus structure and expectations make this high school more like a college setting. As a parent I am proud that my children enjoy learning, and happy that they have found a public high school that will make them rise to meet challenges. The academic program is not easy. There is a lot of work involved in meeting the challenge of this program, but it is worth the effort!
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I attended the Academy for Information Technology during my high school career. The school is not lacking in terms of its academics; it offers and encourages students to take AP exams as early as their sophomore year. It offers courses in the business and technology field, and offers students opportunities to earn certifications beginning in their freshman year. That being said, the environment of the school leaves much to be desired. There was no school spirit. The teaching staff was not the best. Everything had to do with academics, that was the school's only focus. The only saving grace was my friends. Do attend if you are interested in these fields, but do not expect a fun high school experience.
AIT has the resources necessary to succeed for the two vocational paths offered there: Business & Information Technology. Introductory courses are provided such as Computer Applications in Business which combine IT and Business by getting the student certified in Microsoft Office and IC3. Sophomore year gives you the opportunity to experience an AP course (Computer Science Fundamentals) and a business course (Principles of Business & Finance). Computer Science helps in the logic behind programming and allows students to learn languages such as Javascript. Sophomore year is the year when the path you are pursuing is finalized by the end of the school year. business classes are still available to me Junior year as electives through the IT path. However, students planning to go the business path do not have the opportunity to go into some of the IT courses provided at AIT. The focus on these courses as well as the honors classes provided at the school make the school worthwhile.