A+
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
    C
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Academy for Information Technology is an elite, public, magnet school located in Scotch Plains, NJ. It has 275 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 98% in reading.
Address
1776 Raritan Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Telephone
(908) 889-8288

Academy for Information Technology Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
98%
Percent Proficient - Math
95%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1320
86 responses
Average ACT
31
34 responses
AP Enrollment
36%
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Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$110,514
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,398
National
$949
Median Home Value
$465,100
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.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society
    26%
  • Multicultural Fair
    21%
  • Semi Formal Dance
    14%
  • Project Hope
    14%
  • FBLA States
    12%
  • Coffee House Play Production
    7%
  • Hour of Code
    2%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
275
Free or Reduced Lunch
4%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$60,738
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.4%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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The Academy for Information Technology is a highly ranked vocational high school that focuses on Information Technology and Business. From the very beginning, my course work was very vocational focused. In addition, there are many opportunities for earning certifications which are incredibly useful for me not only for my college applications but future work opportunities. Due to the focused classes “fun” electives are usually not offered. AIT does not have sports which is a wasted opportunity due to the many athletes that go here. This also leads to a lack of school spirit. What the school lacks in sports it makes up for club; the most notable being our successful chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America. AIT is not for everyone, the rigorous and focused coursework requires a lot of work and dedication and makes many feel like they are missing out on the “normal” high school experience however, AIT can promise a unique experience that leaves you ready for the future.
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AIT is an amazing school. The teachers at AIT all seem to care about the success of the students. While some of the teachers are not the best, the majority of the teachers at AIT are great teachers. The environment of AIT is generally supportive, with teachers always willing to work with struggling students, and said students easily able to get help with topics they struggle in. There are many clubs on the UCVTS campus, with most allowing for all schools, including AIT, to join. One of the most popular clubs for AIT is FBLA. In general, I feel prepared for the future of college.
Personally, I would say the extracurriculars aren't that great. I know that this is an education-based school, but I really think it would be a great decision to somehow incorporate sports. With sports in the picture, students will be much more active as school, both academically and socially. As for clubs and organizations, I think the school has some really cool things! I would have never learned about Relay for Life if I hadn't attended AIT. I also like FBLA since it incorporates one of the studies at AIT. The students are also very dedicated to their clubs.