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Jersey City, New Jersey
Hudson County
Jersey City Public Schools
Infinity Institute is a public school located in Jersey City, New Jersey with 292 students in grades 6-12.
Highlights
In the 2017-18 school year, Infinity Institute became the first school in NJ to be designated a Cambridge School.
Starting in the 2014 -15 school year, the school partnered with the YMCA to provide our students with additional academic and extracurricular opportunities afterschool.
In the 2017-18 school year, the school placed third for the highest average SAT scores in Hudson County public high schools.
Awards

Infinity Institutes students are some of the best performing in the state of New Jersey. Since 2010, Infinity Institute has outperformed district and state averages on state assessments. Moreover, on the 2017 Preliminary Student Achievement Test (PSAT), the school outperformed the PSAT and SAT averages for the nation, state and district. In addition, for the 2017-2018 school year, Infinity Institute was recognized in the U.S. News and World Reports national high school rankings and earned a silver medal. Infinity Institute was ranked #46 in New Jersey high schools and #1595 in national rankings. Also, for the first time, in the New Jersey Monthly 2018 publication, Infinity was ranked #49 out of 305 public high schools. Lastly, the school has maintained a 100% graduation rate for the past five school years.

Location
193 Old Bergen Road
Jersey City, NJ 07305
Contact
Principal: Ms. Treniere Dobson
201-915-1404
tdobson@jcboe.org
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Grades
6-12
White 23%
Black 22%
Asian 29%
Hispanic 25%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 1%
School size
292
students
Female 53.1%
Male 46.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 66%
Students with disabilities 0%
English learners 0%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 0%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
42
Grade Percent of total students Students
6th Grade 15%
44
7th Grade 11%
33
8th Grade 8%
22
9th Grade 20%
59
10th Grade 18%
53
11th Grade 16%
46
12th Grade 12%
35
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English & language arts proficiency
99%
of students

Math proficiency
87%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.7
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 2
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 0
Total incidents 2
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
70%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 5%
1 to 5 days 36%
6 to 10 days 29%
11 to 15 days 15%
Over 15 days 15%
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English 47.6%
Arabic 16.4%
Other 13.0%
Spanish 12.3%
Uncoded languages 5.8%
Urdu 4.8%
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Learn more about Infinity Institute.

Mission

Through school partnerships, we aim to provide an environment that develops our students’ intellectual, technological, emotional, and social skills to live and work successfully as global citizens. Through a challenging course of study with high standards, students will become responsible learners who can not only work collaboratively, but also be accountable for their own academic and developmental progress. Infinity Institute students will graduate as lifelong learners who will make valuable contributions to society and be well prepared for the demands of the 21st century workplace.

Academics

Infinity Institute’s instructional program concentrates on academics and college preparatory coursework in a personalized, challenging environment. The school serves grades 6 through 12 and only offers honors and AP courses at the high school level. Since the school requires all students to enroll in one AP course during their tenure at Infinity, the school became a Cambridge school to provide students in the middle school with rigorous curricula to serve as a pre-AP program. Thus, students in grades 6 and 7 follow a blended Cambridge University curriculum in English Language Arts, Science and Mathematics. Also, eighth graders are offered the opportunity to enroll in Algebra I and high school ELA honor classes. In addition, at the high school level, the school implements an AP program that offers seven AP courses: AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus AB, AP Language and Composition, AP US History, AP Government and AP Art History.

Clubs

Student Council, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, French Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Band, Volleyball Club, Basketball Club, Theater Club, Library Club, UNICEF Club, College Exploration Tours, Alzheimer’s NJ Walk Fundraiser, and St. Paul’s Church Annual Food Drives.

Programs

Infinity Institute provides afterschool academic intervention classes for middle and high school students. The academic prep classes include: English Language Arts for Grades 6-10, Algebra I for grades 8, Algebra II for grade 11, and Middle School Math for grades 6-8). The school also facilitates in partnership with and after school AP Scholars preparation classes for all high school students enrolled in an AP course.

Teachers

Teachers participate in informal peer classroom observation teams to provide feedback on their peer’s implementation of instructional strategies. Teachers participate in cross content and department Professional Learning Communities to analyze student data, identify student learning goals, discuss instructional strategies, and district curricula/resources. Teachers participate in teacher-led professional learning sessions involving Google applications for the classroom and online formative assessment resources. At the district level, AP teachers participate in district-wide AP PLC groups to discuss the content of their AP course, instructional strategies and resources, and assessment tasks.

Post high school

Infinity Institutes participates in the district’s annual PSAT/SAT day. Students in grades 8-12 are administered the PSAT 8/9, PSAT or the SAT. The school provides afterschool PSAT/SAT preparation classes for students in grades 8-12 for five days leading up to SAT day. Students in grades 8-12 practice SAT ELA and Mathematics skills through the Khan Academy Official SAT website. Students practice a minimum of 90 minutes weekly in ELA and math classes. Moreover, our school counselor organizes in school and after school programs to inform parents and students of post-secondary offerings and financial aid. College representatives visit the school and present their program to students during lunch periods. High school students utilize Naviance, online college planning resource, to research post-secondary institutions and submit college applications. Students have attended: Rutgers, NYU, Stevens Institute of Technology, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Supports

In the middle grades, students who are in need of academic support are provided assistance through an individualized academic plan for each marking period wherein satisfactory progress has not been made. The academic plan includes SMART goals and intervention strategies and programs to improve student achievement in the identified areas. Also, school teams collaborate and create IR&S and 504 Plans to support students who are in need of accommodations and/or modifications due to physical, emotional, psychological or intellectual limitations. For students with Individual Education Plans (IEP), a CCT teacher may support them in their academic classes per the IEP mandates. The school does not have any self-contained classrooms.

Health

The school participates in the district-wide “Grab and Go” breakfast program. The program provides free breakfast to all students prior to and after the start of the school’s instructional day at the students’ requests. All students participate in physical education classes based on the district’s physical education curricula and mandatory minutes per semester. The middle school students participate in the districtwide intramural sports program, Project A-Team. The students participate in sport competitions in the areas of Field Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Track and Volleyball. The school in partnership with the YMCA program offers afterschool Volleyball and Basketball Clubs for all students twice a week.

Parents

The school has a PTA organization and a partnership with the YMCA of Newark and Vicinity. Each year, the school facilitates many community service projects involving the Alzheimer’s NJ organization, St. Paul’s Church, UNICEF, and Salvation Army. All school stakeholders are encouraged to participate. Annually the school organized multiple parent activities involving college and career planning, curricula resources, middle school science fair, winter and spring concerts, and school play.

School safety

To support school safety, the administration formed a School Safety Team that is composed of school stakeholders including school administrators, parents, teachers, school security guard, school nurse, school counselor, and students. The Safety Team meets a minimum of twice a year to discuss any safety or school climate concerns, strategies to remediate, and student activities to promote a positive school relationships and climate. In addition, the school administration meets with the school’s security team (minimum of once a marking period) to discuss safety protocols including the checking of student bags, school patrols, lunchtime monitoring, and reporting of student issues.

Technology

The teachers and students utilize various technology tools during the instructional day. Teachers utilize Google applications, including Google Classroom, Forms, and Docs. During the class period, students use laptops/desktops, Ipads, and Chromebooks to access school’s Wifi to complete online instructional tasks and communicate with their teachers and peers. Moreover, the teachers employ multiple online intervention and instructional programs to support and deepen students’ understanding of the content. At the middle school level, students are enrolled in a STEM class to provide them with hands-on activities to apply their understanding of robotics and coding. At the high school level, students can enroll in the UAV (Drone) class in which they learn how to design, create, test, and fly an UAV.

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Infinity Institute is a secondary, citywide school of choice within the Jersey City Public Schools. The school’s program concentrates on academics and college preparatory coursework in a personalized, challenging environment. In order to be considered for admission, students must be residents of Jersey City and complete the application process. Students can enroll in the middle school grades and in grades 9 and 10 at the high school level. The admissions criteria include grades, teacher and administrator recommendations, extracurricular activities, student attendance, PSAT 8/9 or PSAT performance scores (high school admissions test), OLSAT (middle school admissions test), and PARCC scores (middle school applications only). Students are expected to wear the school’s black or white uniform shirt (with logo and motto) and black or khaki-colored pants and/or shirts.

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