Academy For Allied Health Sciences

Summary:

Academy For Allied Health Sciences is a high-performing public high school serving grades 9-12 in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, with a student population of 303. This school is part of the Union County Vocational-Technical School District, which is ranked 18th out of 615 school districts in the state and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Academy For Allied Health Sciences consistently ranks among the top high schools in New Jersey, with a statewide ranking of 1st out of 422 high schools in the 2022-2023 school year. The school maintains a 100% four-year graduation rate and a 0% dropout rate, significantly better than state and district averages. Students at the school consistently outperform their peers at the state and district levels in various standardized tests, with 98.8% of 9th-grade students proficient or better in NJSLA/English Language Arts, compared to 52.1% at the state level and 96.6% in the district. The school's diverse student population, with a racial makeup of 33.66% White, 12.21% African American, 21.78% Hispanic, and 30.03% Asian, is a strength that provides students with the opportunity to learn from and interact with peers from different backgrounds.

When compared to other schools in the immediate vicinity, Union County Magnet High School and Academy For Information Technology, which are also part of the Union County Vocational-Technical School District, rank 5th and 17th, respectively, in the state, while the other nearby schools have lower rankings and test scores. Despite its lower spending per student ($8,221 in 2018-2019) compared to the state average, Academy For Allied Health Sciences is able to achieve exceptional academic outcomes, suggesting that the school is effectively allocating its resources to support student learning and success.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1776 Raritan Road
       Scotch Plains, NJ  07076-2997


(908) 889-8288

District: Union County Vocational-Technical School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1st of 422 New Jersey High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,221 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  18.4 Help
Number of students:  303

Racial breakdown:

White:
33.7%
Asian:
30.0%
Hispanic:
21.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  10.9% Help


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Compare Details Academy For Allied Health Sciences ranks better than 99.8% of high schools in New Jersey. It also ranks first among 5 ranked high schools in the Union County Vocational-Technical School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 97.07. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Academy For Allied Health Sciences 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 Academy For Allied Health Sciences is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (33.7%), Asian (30%), Hispanic (21.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Academy For Allied Health Sciences is 18.4. 4 high schools in the Union County Vocational-Technical School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Academy For Allied Health Sciences is $8,221. 6 high schools in the Union County Vocational-Technical School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Academy For Allied Health Sciences:

SchoolDigger ranks Academy For Allied Health Sciences 1st of 422 New Jersey public high schools. (See Academy For Allied Health Sciences in the ranking list.)

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Union County Vocational-Technical School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Union County Vocational-Technical School District 18th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Academy For Allied Health Sciences

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Rank History for all students at Academy For Allied Health Sciences

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2008 89.50 1st 359 99.7%
2009 88.59 1st 370 99.7%
2010 86.54 1st 371 99.7%
2011 87.13 1st 378 99.7%
2012 85.29 1st 388 99.7%
2013 84.81 1st 396 99.7%
2014 83.75 1st 411 99.8%
2015 98.51 3rd 406 99.3%
2016 97.84 5th 409 98.8%
2017 97.69 4th 411 99.0%
2018 97.24 5th 415 98.8%
2019 95.14 4th 416 99.0%
2022 95.88 5th 415 98.8%
2023 97.07 1st 422 99.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Academy For Allied Health Sciences

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.30 6th 345 98.3%
2019 99.62 3rd 347 99.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Academy For Allied Health Sciences

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.11 10th 403 97.5%
2019 93.23 11th 408 97.3%
2022 93.43 13th 414 96.9%
2023 95.00 8th 416 98.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Academy For Allied Health Sciences

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 98.28 12th 405 97.0%
2019 94.81 12th 407 97.1%
2021 98.77 7th 402 98.3%
2023 99.08 5th 414 98.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at Academy For Allied Health Sciences

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 91.23 5th 198 97.5%
2019 87.11 8th 191 95.8%
2021 94.77 3rd 165 98.2%
2022 79.63 22nd 175 87.4%
2023 89.03 7th 172 95.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Academy For Allied Health Sciences

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.94 2nd 266 99.2%
2019 99.90 1st 254 99.6%
2021 99.82 4th 247 98.4%
2022 99.77 3rd 256 98.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Academy For Allied Health Sciences

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 99.39 6th 368 98.4%
2019 98.47 7th 364 98.1%
2021 99.89 5th 374 98.7%
2022 98.97 8th 382 97.9%
2023 100.00 2nd 385 99.5%
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Rank History for White students at Academy For Allied Health Sciences

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.96 8th 340 97.6%
2019 95.05 7th 339 97.9%
2021 98.43 5th 336 98.5%
2022 97.18 5th 335 98.5%
2023 98.59 2nd 335 99.4%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Academy For Allied Health Sciences

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2006 29 9 17 6 0 n/a n/a 0 61
2007 53 20 32 14 0 n/a n/a 0 119
2008 75 27 59 21 0 n/a n/a 0 182
2009 100 36 69 27 0 2 5 0 239
2010 111 39 65 33 0 2 2 0 252
2011 111 40 62 37 0 3 2 0 255
2012 107 45 56 38 0 2 3 0 251
2013 112 45 64 34 2 1 4 0 262
2014 112 45 64 34 2 1 4 0 262
2015 112 48 68 32 3 0 4 0 267
2016 126 41 69 41 3 0 2 0 282
2017 123 48 70 47 1 1 1 0 291
2018 117 46 77 52 1 0 4 0 297
2019 111 41 84 68 0 0 4 0 308
2020 96 45 89 72 0 0 6 0 308
2021 96 38 93 70 0 0 7 1 305
2022 93 38 96 77 1 1 2 1 309
2023 102 37 91 66 1 1 5 0 303

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Academy For Allied Health Sciences

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 61 1.0 61.0 14.8
2007 119 8.0 14.9 13.4
2008 182 11.0 16.5 10.4
2009 239 19.8 13.1 15.9
2010 252 18.0 14.0 15.5
2011 255 15.0 17.0 19.6
2012 251 15.9 15.7 19.5
2013 262 16.2 16.1 15.6
2014 262 16.7 15.6 10.7
2015 267 19.0 14.0 13.5
2016 282 21.0 13.4 7.1
2017 291 18.0 16.1 11
2018 297 13.5 21.8 9.4
2019 308 13.6 22.5 13.3
2020 308 13.3 23.0 13.3
2021 305 15.0 20.3 13.1
2022 309 15.2 20.3 11
2023 303 16.4 18.4 10.9

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 Academy For Allied Health Sciences

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2006 61 1.0 61.0 14.8
2007 119 8.0 14.9 13.4
2008 182 11.0 16.5 10.4
2009 239 19.8 13.1 15.9
2010 252 18.0 14.0 15.5
2011 255 15.0 17.0 19.6
2012 251 15.9 15.7 19.5
2013 262 16.2 16.1 15.6
2014 262 16.7 15.6 10.7
2015 267 19.0 14.0 13.5
2016 282 21.0 13.4 7.1
2017 291 18.0 16.1 11
2018 297 13.5 21.8 9.4
2019 308 13.6 22.5 13.3
2020 308 13.3 23.0 13.3
2021 305 15.0 20.3 13.1
2022 309 15.2 20.3 11
2023 303 16.4 18.4 10.9

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 Academy For Allied Health Sciences

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $35 (0.4%) $8,186 (99.6%) $8,221

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Academy For Allied Health Sciences

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 4th of 416 High schoolsRanks 1st of 422 High schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Academy For Allied Health Sciences)97.698.8
 1.2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Union County Vocational-Technical School District)96.896.6
 0.2%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)55.952.1
 3.8%
9th Grade Algebra I (Academy For Allied Health Sciences)96.193.3
 2.8%
   9th Grade Algebra I (Union County Vocational-Technical School District)89.774.8
 14.9%
   9th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)27.219.2
 8%
9th Grade Geometry (Academy For Allied Health Sciences)10097
 3%
   9th Grade Geometry (Union County Vocational-Technical School District)9887.2
 10.8%
   9th Grade Geometry (New Jersey)59.150
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Academy For Allied Health Sciences)96.193.3
 2.8%
   End of Course Algebra I (Union County Vocational-Technical School District)89.174.8
 14.3%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%
End of Course Geometry (Academy For Allied Health Sciences)92.597
 4.5%
   End of Course Geometry (Union County Vocational-Technical School District)80.687.2
 6.6%
   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 Students308303
 1.6%
African American4137
 9.8%
American Indian01
Asian8491
 8.3%
Hispanic6866
 2.9%
Pacific Islander01
White111102
 8.1%
Two or More Races45
 25%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients13.3%10.9%
 2.4%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 303 students attended Academy For Allied Health Sciences.

Yes! Academy For Allied Health Sciences is one of the best high schools in the state. It ranks 1st of 422 New Jersey high schools.

Students at Academy For Allied Health Sciences are 34% White, 30% Asian, 22% Hispanic, 12% African American, 2% Two or more races.


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