Academy I

  • Academy I serves 483 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 76% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 40%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 83% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 50%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Academy I placed in the top 10% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 5%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 54%.

Top Placements

Academy I places among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

  • Academy I's student population of 483 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 35 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2017)
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students483 students
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Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Academy I is ranked within the top 10% of all 2,236 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Academy I is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#123 out of 2,236 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
76%
40%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
83%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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Asian
44%
10%
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Hispanic
16%
26%
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Black
24%
16%
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White
13%
46%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Academy I.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.710.69
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Academy I and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameJersey City School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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