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C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Perth Amboy High School is a public school located in Perth Amboy, NJ. It has 2,012 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. According to state test scores, 11% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
About Perth Amboy High School...
Address
Eagle Ave & Francis St
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861
Telephone
(732) 376-6030
Website

Perth Amboy High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
11%
Average Graduation Rate
72%
Average SAT
1020
187 responses
Average ACT
23
19 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$49,155
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,193
National
$949
Median Home Value
$246,500
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
62%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
46%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 87 responses
Report
  • Battle of the Classes
    24%
  • Homecoming
    18%
  • Football Games
    11%
  • Concerts held by students
    10%
  • Basketball Games
    9%
  • Armaggaedon
    8%
  • Powder Puff Game
    7%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,012
Free or Reduced Lunch
77%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,770
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$20,963/ year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.49 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.49 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.49 responses
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Perth Amboy High School Reviews

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PAHS is a good school with well trained students as well as well mannered students. During the past few years, the graduation rate of the school have increased substantially and I believe the school is going to be in greater heights and students will also aim higher for bigger and better opportunities in life. Teachers are always there to help and what I love most about the school is the After school learning center which is for free! Not many schools have this so I believe Perth Amboy High is a good school and we will always strive higher.
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I've attended Perth Amboy Public Schools since Pre-K, so I am biased when it comes to my view of PAHS. This school has gotten a bad rap because of its below-average graduation rate, school fights, and poor grades. Despite this, PAHS is a great school; it offers many activities and clubs, from community service opportunities to advocacy groups, sports like wrestling football, and soccer, which are improving by the year, and a plethora of brilliant teachers who offer all kinds of courses — from AP to Honors. The truth is that if you want to accomplish something in high school, this school will help you do just that, but if you want to fail in high school, you'll see that failing is just as easy. The school can definitely use some improvement. For instance, there's a massive disconnect between the students and the administration, but there's no such thing as a perfect school, and PAHS is great for what it's worth.
Thoughout last couple of years, Perth Amboy High School has been the place where I've learned to do what's right instead of what's easy. Further, due to vicarious learning; I have a notion and realize how to behave, study, and survive without experiencing any of the consequences a bad habit might provoke. At Amboy High, the teacher I have taken classes with, always look out for you and try to enhance your proficiency level. In the other hand, I will like to see a change in what is the school's spirit, making a family friendly environment, self appreciating from the students and being able to produce in the community.