Innovation High School

Summary:

Innovation High School is a public high school located in Jersey City, New Jersey, serving grades 9-12 with a student population of 272. The school is part of the Jersey City Public Schools district, which is ranked 459 out of 615 districts in New Jersey and has a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Innovation High School has a diverse student population with a higher percentage of African American (35.66%) and Hispanic (26.1%) students compared to the surrounding schools, its academic performance, as measured by standardized test scores, is generally lower than the state and district averages. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 59% of 9th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state average of 52.1%. In Algebra I, only 9.7% of students were proficient or better, compared to the state average of 35.1%. However, the school has relatively high graduation rates, with a 94.5% four-year graduation rate in the 2021-2022 school year, which is higher than the state average. Nonetheless, Innovation High School has a high chronic absenteeism rate, reaching 24.1% in the 2021-2022 school year, significantly higher than the state average.

When compared to other high schools in the Jersey City area, such as Lincoln High School and Henry Snyder High School, Innovation High School generally performs worse academically, with lower test scores and rankings. However, it has a higher graduation rate than some of these nearby schools. The school's relatively high percentage of students (57.35%) who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families, may contribute to the school's academic challenges. Addressing the underlying causes of chronic absenteeism and implementing targeted interventions to support underperforming student subgroups could be important areas of focus for Innovation High School to improve its overall academic outcomes.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 239 Bergen Avenue
       Jersey City, NJ  07305


(201) 915-1504

District: Jersey City Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
266th of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,809 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  9.7 Help
Number of students:  272

Racial breakdown:

African American:
35.7%
Hispanic:
26.1%
Asian:
18.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  57.4% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Innovation High School ranks worse than 63% of high schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 4th among 8 ranked high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 31.1. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Innovation High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Innovation High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (35.7%), Hispanic (26.1%), Asian (18.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 57.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Innovation High School is 9.7, which is the 2nd best among 8 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Innovation High School is $9,809, which is the lowest among 8 high schools in the Jersey City Public Schools District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Innovation High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Innovation High School 266th of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Innovation High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Jersey City Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Jersey City Public Schools 459th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Innovation High School

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Rank History for all students at Innovation High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 32.02 266th 416 36.1%
2021 27.04 285th 405 29.6%
2022 34.19 249th 415 40.0%
2023 31.10 266th 422 37.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Innovation High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.34 65th 355 81.7%
2019 21.77 291st 349 16.6%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Innovation High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 58.41 91st 345 73.6%
2019 55.86 98th 347 71.8%
2021 53.22 100th 326 69.3%
2022 62.24 60th 324 81.5%
2023 47.12 112th 344 67.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Innovation High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 41.93 215th 403 46.7%
2019 37.02 238th 408 41.7%
2021 31.68 265th 402 34.1%
2022 33.34 248th 414 40.1%
2023 27.99 277th 416 33.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Innovation High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.86 143rd 405 64.7%
2019 44.56 178th 407 56.3%
2021 29.90 265th 402 34.1%
2022 49.27 144th 410 64.9%
2023 34.94 224th 414 45.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Innovation High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.79 154th 198 22.2%
2019 17.71 169th 191 11.5%
2021 37.74 106th 165 35.8%
2023 47.48 81st 172 52.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Innovation High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.96 52nd 266 80.5%
2019 51.45 98th 254 61.4%
2021 33.64 163rd 247 34.0%
2022 63.54 43rd 256 83.2%
2023 36.29 138th 250 44.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Innovation High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 48.83 151st 368 59.0%
2019 51.86 138th 364 62.1%
2021 49.81 152nd 374 59.4%
2022 25.17 289th 382 24.3%
2023 53.95 130th 385 66.2%
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Rank History for White students at Innovation High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.88 272nd 340 20.0%
2019 36.50 182nd 339 46.3%
2021 30.54 223rd 336 33.6%
2022 23.11 257th 335 23.3%
2023 18.61 278th 335 17.0%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Innovation High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2017 33 97 47 78 1 0 0 0 256
2018 49 111 56 100 1 1 1 0 319
2019 45 109 55 102 0 2 3 0 316
2020 37 113 58 96 0 1 4 0 309
2021 38 106 52 107 0 3 6 0 312
2022 36 104 50 90 0 1 5 0 286
2023 46 97 51 71 2 2 3 0 272

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Innovation High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 256 23.0 11.1 53.1
2018 319 2.0 159.5 45.1
2019 316 30.0 10.5 93
2020 309 25.0 12.3 44.3
2021 312 26.0 12.0 60.6
2022 286 24.1 11.8 63.3
2023 272 28.0 9.7 57.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Innovation High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2017 256 23.0 11.1 53.1
2018 319 2.0 159.5 45.1
2019 316 30.0 10.5 93
2020 309 25.0 12.3 44.3
2021 312 26.0 12.0 60.6
2022 286 24.1 11.8 63.3
2023 272 28.0 9.7 57.4

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Innovation High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $344 (3.5%) $9,465 (96.5%) $9,809

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Innovation High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 266th of 416 High schoolsRanks 266th of 422 High schools
 0.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Innovation High School)61.459
 2.4%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Jersey City Public Schools)40.641.4
 0.8%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Innovation High School)15.19.7
 5.4%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Jersey City Public Schools)11.613.1
 1.5%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
9th Grade Geometry (Innovation High School)10.725
 14.3%
   9th Grade Geometry (Jersey City Public Schools)48.162.6
 14.5%
   9th Grade Geometry (New Jersey)59.150
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Innovation High School)15.19.7
 5.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Jersey City Public Schools)29.926.9
 3%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Geometry (Innovation High School)625
 19%
   End of Course Geometry (Jersey City Public Schools)17.660.9
 43.3%
   End of Course Geometry (New Jersey)32.251.2
 19%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students316272
 13.9%
African American10997
 11%
American Indian02
Asian5551
 7.3%
Hispanic10271
 30.4%
Pacific Islander22
White4546
 2.2%
Two or More Races33
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients93%57.4%
 35.7%


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Innovation High School ranks 266th of 422 New Jersey high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 272 students attended Innovation High School.

Students at Innovation High School are 36% African American, 26% Hispanic, 19% Asian, 17% White, 1% Two or more races.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

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