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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering is a top rated, public school located in Rockaway, NJ. It has 101 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 90% of students are at least proficient in reading.
About The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering...
Address
520 West Main Street
Rockaway, NJ 07866
Telephone
(973) 664-2301

The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1510
45 responses
Average ACT
34
23 responses
AP Enrollment
98%
Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$83,714
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,252
National
$949
Median Home Value
$338,800
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.6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Battle of the Classes
    40%
  • Knolls-Hills Football games
    40%
  • Spirit Week
    20%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
101
Free or Reduced Lunch
0%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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The Academy for Mathematics, Science & Engineering Reviews

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It’s a great school for those wanting a STEM experience before reaching college, regardless of the fact that they may not want to pursue an engineering, or science field as their career. However, the classes are extremely rigorous, and if are not committed 101%, you should reconsider your choice to enroll. Regardless, the school is fruitful and wildly exciting because of all the like-minded students and faculty all ready to help!
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AMSE is an amazing opportunity if your child is accepted into their rigorous program. It is a program that demands all their time and energy and is extremely competitive. My child found the social aspect the most difficult being that the students are not the easiest to become friends with, but was still driven to continue in spite of this because she loved the academic rigor. The Academy students are prepared well for selective colleges and will be challenged daily. In the future, I would like to see more diversity in choosing accepted students and a culture of acceptance among fellow Academy students.
The whole curriculum is well thought-out and does a great job setting up students for success in STEM-oriented fields. The students are all very intelligent and motivated to do well. While this can lead to competition between students, the small class size (although it has expanded since I graduated) and the joint camaraderie of going through this unique experience offsets this somewhat.

Where the Academy continues to have issues is in teaching quality and diversity. While there are many teachers who care about the students and their teaching, there are many others who are more than happy to coast on the students' hard-working tendencies and do little in the way of real teaching. Furthermore, the demographic profile is extremely homogenous - the vast majority of students are high-income, and the class is roughly 60-70% Asian.

All in all, while its self-driven nature and rigorous curriculum isn’t for everyone, if you're passionate about STEM this is a great place to learn and grow.