Infinity Institute is a public middle school / high school located in the Greenville section of Jersey City, in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States, serving students in sixth through twelfth grades as part of the Jersey City Public Schools. The school was established in September 2010 under the Jersey City Board of Education.
|Former name||CREATE Charter High School (closed 2009-10)|
|Type||Public middle school / high school|
|Motto||Where Learning Never Ends!|
|School district||Jersey City Public Schools|
|Vice principal||Kimberly O'Neill|
|Grades||6 - 12|
|Enrollment||282 (as of 2015-16)|
|Student to teacher ratio||10.4:1|
|Color(s)|| Red |
|Publication||The Old Bergen Times|
The school opened in September 2010, offering a magnet college preparatory program with admission based on an admission exam. The school is located in a building that has been leased from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark and that had been the previous home of the Create Charter High School, which lost its charter after the 2009-10 school year.
As of the 2015-16 school year, the school had an enrollment of 282 students and 27.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.4:1. There were 195 students (69.1% of enrollment) eligible for free lunch and 25 (8.9% of students) eligible for reduced-cost lunch.
Awards, recognition and rankingsEdit
Infinity Institute was ranked 46th within New Jersey according to US News, with a College Readiness score of 35.5/100.0. The AP® participation rate at Infinity Institute is 68 percent, and the total minority enrollment is 80 percent.
In 2018, Infinity Institute was ranked #1595 in the National Rankings and earned a silver medal. In Niche, Infinity was ranked #90 in the Niche Standout High Schools in America and #2 in the Niche Standout High Schools in New Jersey and Hudson County, along with an overall grade of an A minus. About 96% of the students are proficient in reading, and 82% are proficient in mathematics. SchoolDigger ranks Infinity Institute 9th of 712 New Jersey public middle schools, and 17th of 712 New Jersey public high schools.
From grades 6-12, some of Infinity Institute's academic programs taught are:
- Mathematics (Grades 6-8) SS Public School Rajasthan Bhilwara
- Algebra I and II (Grades 9 and 11)
- Geometry (Grade 10) Colony SS Public School Bhilwara Rajasthan Sanjay Colony
- Precalculus (Grade 12)
- English Language Arts (Grades 6-12)
- Science (Grades 6-12)
- Social Studies/Health (Grades 6-12)
- Spanish (Grades 6-12)
- Biology (Grades 9-12)
For grades 9-12, Honors and AP classes are also included.
Some specials are also used during period time, such as:
- Physical Education (Gym)
- World Language Classes (Spanish and/or French)
- Visual Arts
According to the JCBOE, male students in Infinity must wear a long or short-sleeve black or white uniform with the mascot; along with khakis or black pants. For girls, they wear the same uniform as the boys do, but they have a choice of pants or skirts. Both also must wear a black or white sweater during cooler months.
Young Men's Christian Association (the YMCA)Edit
The Young Men's Christian Association was introduced during the 2010-11school year for Infinity Institute. Like the C.A.S.P.E.R. program, the YMCA is an after-school program starting from 3:00-6:00 PM from Monday through Friday. The YMCA of Infinity Institute is the most populated after-school program. The YMCA is known for its activities, athletics, etc. The YMCA also provides school lunch and/or dinner for the students.
- School data for Infinity Institute, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed February 12, 2018.
- Whiten, Jon. "Deadline to Apply to New Jersey City Middle/High School is This Friday", Jersey City Independent, August 23, 2010. Accessed May 8, 2017.