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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
South Amboy Middle/High School is an above average, public school located in South Amboy, NJ. It has 506 students in grades 6-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 11 to 1. According to state test scores, 24% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.
200 Governor Harold G Hoffman
South Amboy, NJ 08879
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South Amboy Middle/High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
24%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1130
64 responses
Average ACT
28
8 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$78,155
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,240
National
$949
Median Home Value
$296,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 10 responses
  • Spirit week
    50%
  • Prom
    20%
  • Basketball Games
    10%
  • Play Productions
    10%
  • School Trips
    10%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
506
Free or Reduced Lunch
40%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
11:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,633
Teachers in First/Second Year
6.9%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$18,716/ year
National
$12,239
40%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
0%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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I have gone to South Amboy schools since kindergarten. Most of my teachers have been amazing people, including all of my elementary school teachers and 95% of my high school teachers. The small school atmosphere helped me both get to know my teachers and my fellow students. However, a small school leads to drawbacks in a limited amount of classes and a small mindset from many peers and even teachers. This has pushed me to move out into the world, but I will appreciate having the background of knowing what a small, close-minded town is like.
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South Amboy High is not just a high school. The town middle school is also connected to it. What I liked about my school was how well the teachers were able to work with the circumstances given to them. They all adjusted to the new curriculum as it was given to them and they handled it better than most thought they would. The teachers were also very understanding and very respectful in noticing that not all students learn the same, they need different attention and learning techniques in order to obtain information. Something I wish would change is the administration. They care more about their image rather than the students. By administration I mean the school board, the higher up people making all the big school related decisions. Our administration would rather buy a giant light up sign to go in front of our school rather than buy new books or extra desks as our town is growing and needs more supplies to benefit the students who are there to learn.
I really love that school because it was a great experience because it has offered me many things that I never imagined would happen to me, such as singing in an auditorium , playing the piano and guitar, it is something i always dreamed of doing. Something that I want they change is that they separate middle school somewhere else because I feel that mixing middle schools and high school is kind of complicated because there are so many students. I really appreciate everything the school gave me.