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Academy of Innovative Technology

Grades: 9-12
999 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn NY
Phone: 718-827-2469

Our Insights

What’s Special

Kids design video games and learn to fix computers

The Downside

While most students graduate on time, few students earn Advanced Regents diplomas

It sounds like a teenager’s dream: Spend your school days designing video games, then get a job fixing computers or coding web pages. That’s the promise of the Academy for Innovative Technology, one of five small schools on the Franklin K. Lane campus near the Cypress Hill Cemetery on the Brooklyn-Queens border.

Ninth graders take mini-classes in five fields: web design, video game design, computer repair, robotics and graphic design. In grades 10 to 12, they concentrate on one field. Some have paid summer internships.  When they graduate, they may receive Career and Technical Education certificates that lead to entry level jobs in the industry.

Students also have a regular academic classes in English, a foreign language (Spanish), history, math and science.

The school is safe and students, teachers and administrators trust one another, according to school surveys.

The school is 83 percent male and nearly one-quarter of students receive special education services, according to the Comprehensive Education Plan.

Although many students arrive with weak academic skills, about three-quarters graduate on time. Advanced Placement courses are offered for top students. However, only a few graduates earn a demanding Advanced Regents diploma and most must take remedial classes if they go to college.

ADMISSONS: Students are admitted according to the educational option formula designed to ensure a mix of low- average and high-performing students. (Clara Hemphill, web reports, June 2018)  



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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From 2018-19 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say order and discipline are maintained at this school?
75% Citywide Average
How many students say they feel safe in the hallways, bathrooms and locker rooms?
86% Citywide Average
How many students think bullying happens most or all of the time at this school?
37% Citywide Average
How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
79% Citywide Average
How many teachers say they would recommend this school to other families?
80% Citywide Average

From 2017-18 NY State Report Card

How many students were suspended?
2% Citywide Average

From this school's most recent Quality Review Report

Are teachers effective?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many teachers have 3 or more years of experience teaching?
76% Citywide Average
Years of principal experience at this school

How do students perform academically?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students graduate in 4 years?
82% Citywide Average
How many students graduate with test scores high enough to enroll at CUNY without remedial help?
48% Citywide Average
How many students take a college-level course or earn a professional certificate?
41% Citywide Average
How many graduates stay enrolled in college for at least 3 semesters?
67% Citywide Average

Who does this school serve?

From 2019-20 Demographic Snapshot

Free or reduced priced lunch
Students with disabilities
English language learners

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
38% Citywide Average

How does this school serve special populations?

From 2018-19 School Quality Guide

How many students with disabilities graduate in 4 years?
66% Citywide Average

For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Programs & Admissions

From the 2021 High School Directory

Academy of Innovative Technology
Admissions Method: Ed. Opt.
Program Description:

Ninth graders are programmed for 45 days in each of our CTE pathways in order to explore which program interests them the most before selecting one CTE program at the end of grade 9. Thereafter, students will be enrolled in their CTE pathway for the following three years in order to meet the graduation requirements for a CTE-endorsed diploma and industry certification.


Language Courses


Advanced Placement (AP) courses

AP Calculus AB, AP English Language and Composition, AP Biology, AP English Literature and Composition, AP U.S. Government and Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP United States History


Boys PSAL teams

Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Outdoor Track, Soccer, Swimming, Volleyball

Girls PSAL teams

Basketball, Bowling, Indoor Track, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Coed PSAL teams

Cricket, Golf

Read about admissions, academics, and more at this school on NYCDOE’s MySchools
NYC Department of Education: MySchools

Contact & Location


Forest Park (District 19)
Trains: J Line, Z Line to Elderts Lane-75th St
Buses: B13, Q56


Meghan Lynch
Parent Coordinator
Eduardo Martinez

Other Details

Shared campus?
This school sharse the Franklin K. Lane Educational Campus with four other schools
Metal detectors?

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