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In Tech Academy Aka Ms High School 368

Public | 6-12 | 1124 students

 

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Posted May 22, 2014

This school is ideal for students who are interested in becoming self reliant and obtaining useful skills that they will need for the future. IN-Tech Academy has an amazing staff that cares about the improvement of the students. But, in order for the students to see improvement they will need to contribute their part towards their education. One factor that everyone tends to forget is that although the teacher is the anchor, there are moments where the student will have to be self reliant. For example, I taught my child how to walk but soon enough he learned how on his own. We need to find ways to motivate our students how to engage more in their education. The teachers at this school are essential because they are always there for the students, but, it does not matter where you go... students will have to put in their part as well. This school is a great school because the classes challenge the students, and that is exactly what we need in this world. We need students to have a good education that way they can make themselves more preferable and competitive when it comes to different situations; whether it is a job or college. I recommend this school for every student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2014

IN-Tech Academy is a great place for learning technology. Students can choose from learning how to create web sites to earning globally recognized certifications. Students involved in the Cisco Program learn to build computers and networks. Technology is at the core of our school. Students are involved with technology both in the building and outside the building--taking advantage of a variety of technology opportunities. A student recently said to me, "I wanted to go to Bronx Science" but now that I am graduating from IN-Tech I cannot be any happier with all the experiences I have gained in my school. I am ready to face my future." The student is a member of the MOUS Squad Club, Cisco Program and has worked outside the school building with industry professionals in banks, private sector and most recently as a journalist on assignment at an internet conference. There are many more success stories to be shared....
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 25, 2014

IN-Tech Academy is a nurturing environment where teachers put the needs of the students first. Students here are loved, are safe and are provided with a sound academic experience that compares to that of a private or suburban school. Students transition well from elementary school as we research students' learning needs and are prepared to help them set personal goals for success upon entering IN-Tech. Incoming fifth graders may also attend a free summer camp here so they learn their way around the school and are familiar with the teachers and the school culture. All students participate in both technology and art classes. In addition, students may participate in after school sports and recreation programs. Students who qualify may apply to our honors program. In high school IN-Tech students have the choice of pursuing an Advanced Technology (college prep) track and/or an Advanced Placement track. Our graduates have gone on to some of the finest schools in the country, including: Harvard, Columbia, Cornell, Manhattan and Fordham Universities. Our school has strong school spirit known as Panther Pride . We are very proud of our students and the fine work that we do here.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 5, 2011

This school gets a 5 out of five but i wish i could have gave it higher! My experience at IN-Tech is a very good one. IN-Tech Academy is a phenomenal school, from the first day you walk in you will feel as though you belong. The staff are amazingly kind, they will look out for you in every possible way. In fact the staff had found me a job at a community center by the name of Riverdale Neighborhood House. This school is great for anyone, but it is especially great for a student such as myself. The reason for this is because I am interested in technology. They have a great technology curriculum that is thought by an experienced teacher. They will allow you to take certification exams for free, this can help you better yourself in the future. They also have another great program called virtual enterprise, it allows you to get a feel of how the business life will be. Overall this school is THE best within a huge vicinity of its area. It is safe, it is great, it can prepare you for the future, it s the best school I have been to.


Posted September 18, 2008

I think that this school is great! Most of the teachers have been very helpful with my child and my child's academics have improved because of it. The guidance counselor is the best I have ever seen. I love the principal of this school too! She is so dedicated to this school and it's students.I wish I had the opertunity to go to a school like this when i was comming up. I've seen what schools are out there in the Bronx and I would not want my child going anywhere else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2008

this school is not all that it seems to be cracked up to be. Ive been in this school for 5yrs. They spend too much money designing the school and not enough paying for text books. Most of the laptops dont work to while and theres hardly any after school activites that catch my interest. The school is preety safe but its small and boring there. And most of the school is consumed my middle schoolers. There was one year where i didnt even have a place to put my jacket because there wasnt enough rooms to create a home room for use. And they focus way tooo much on the dress code in the school. overall i'd say the school is -and i use this term loosly- okay.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2008

My 4 children have gone to MS/HS 368 and one thing I can say is that they do care for there children. They are tough because the world is tough. This is what the school is teaching them, follow rules and regulations. And if you feel that there decision is no just you can sit down and discuss with them how you feel. My son has been there since 6th grade and is graduating from 8th and is going into the 9th grade with the school and I wouldn't want it any other way. My 3 oldest have left after 8th grade and it's been HORRIBLE in the other high schools. There technology classes are awesome, I've done research and have not been able to find another like it. That's just my humble opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2007

The school is beautiful, the teachers do the best they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2005

My child is a current 7th grader at 368 and has been a student there since 6th grade. Academically the school seems to be 'okay' however I have experienced mistakes on the administrative end of the school. I find that there is little information provided to the parents regarding how students can participate in some of the extra curriculm activies. I would like to know more about the transition from junior high school to high school. One thing I definetly don't agree with is the treatment the students receive when they wear polo shirts. I agree and support the dress code however I don't feel that a polo shirt is inappropriate, especially in the springtime. Overall I rate the school a seven out of ten.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2014.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 29% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
30%
Math

The state average for Math was 33% in 2014.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
44%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 36% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
35%
Math

The state average for Math was 22% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
2%

2013

 
 
10%

2012

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 69% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the New York State Department of Instruction implemented new assessments designed to be aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The new standards for proficiency in these subjects are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change. See this letter from New York's Commissioner of Education for more information on these changes.

In 2013-2014 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in Science. At present 2013-14 results are available only for English language arts and math. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

The state average for Algebra II/Trigonometry was 66% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
100%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 76% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
54%
Earth Science

The state average for Earth Science was 72% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
75%
English

The state average for English was 77% in 2013.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%
French

The state average for French was 95% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 74% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%
Global History and Geography

The state average for Global History and Geography was 71% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
43%
Integrated Algebra

The state average for Integrated Algebra was 73% in 2013.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%
Italian

The state average for Italian was 98% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Living Environment

The state average for Living Environment was 77% in 2013.

156 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
n/a
Spanish

The state average for Spanish was 94% in 2011.

168 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
U.S. History and Government

The state average for U.S. History and Government was 80% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
41%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

Source: New York State Education Department

Algebra II/Trigonometry

All Students25%
Female20%
Male31%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic25%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant25%

Chemistry

All Students55%
Female69%
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Earth Science

All Students67%
Female63%
Male71%
African American44%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic70%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities41%
General population69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%

English

All Students80%
Female81%
Male78%
African American94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities67%
General population81%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English84%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%

Geometry

All Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
African American57%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic68%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General population66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%

Global History and Geography

All Students62%
Female62%
Male64%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
General population66%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English66%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant62%

Integrated Algebra

All Students66%
Female62%
Male72%
African American59%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities45%
General population71%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English70%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant66%

Living Environment

All Students74%
Female75%
Male75%
African American62%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities32%
General population81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
General populationn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrantn/a

U.S. History and Government

All Students86%
Female82%
Male91%
African American84%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic85%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities70%
General population87%
English language learners69%
Proficient in English87%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant86%
Scale: % passing

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, Earth science and physics. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the New York Department of Education. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New York State Education Department

In 2009-2010, this school was given a grade of "B" for the middle school level. The school received a grade of "B" for the high school level.

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Progress Report Grades measure the school's contribution to student learning in three areas: School Environment, Student Performance and Student Progress. Schools can receive additional credit for achieving exemplary performance progress among high-needs students. Progress Report Grades range from A to F.

Source: New York City Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 2 82% 23%
Black 1 12% 19%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1 4% 9%
White 1 2% 48%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2 0% 1%
Two or more races 2 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NYSED, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 112%N/A8%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 282%N/A43%
Source: 1 NYSED, 2011-2012
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Fewer than 3 years experience 15%N/A5%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 38%N/A39%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with no valid teaching certificate 0%N/A0%
Source: NYSED, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Technology

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
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Category scores for each of the respondent groups are then combined to form overall category scores. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all NYC public schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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This school
7.3
out of 10
 
City average
8.0
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.4
 

Students

This school

 
6.8
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
8.0
 
Clear, useful communication about educational goalsWhat's this?

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This school
7.2
out of 10
 
City average
8.1
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.3
 

City average

 
8.5
 

Students

This school

 
7.4
 

City average

 
7.8
 

Teachers

This school

 
5.9
 

City average

 
7.8
 
Strong parent, teacher and student engagementWhat's this?

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This school
7.0
out of 10
 
City average
7.8
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.0
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Students

This school

 
6.7
 

City average

 
7.2
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.2
 

City average

 
7.8
 
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This school
7.5
out of 10
 
City average
8.2
out of 10
 

Parents

This school

 
8.2
 

City average

 
8.3
 

Students

This school

 
7.7
 

City average

 
8.1
 

Teachers

This school

 
6.5
 

City average

 
8.1
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents32634%
Students90485%
Teachers7093%

12012-2013 New York City Department of Education School Survey

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. YVETTE ALLEN

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • STEM
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Technology
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Busses - BX1, BX10, BX7, BX9, M100. Subways - 1 to Marble Hill - 225th St
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Sofbtall
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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