Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent of Schools
JORGE E. DIAZ
240 John Street
South Amboy, NJ 08879
Email:  jdiaz@sapublicschools.com
twitter: @SASuptJdiaz
Kristina Santoro, Secretary to the Superintendent
Office: 732-525-2100, ext. 1226

 

Dear Parent/Guardian:

I’d like to extend a special welcome and thank you for choosing South Amboy Public Schools.   In our school community, we are committed to providing a high-quality education in a safe, secure, and nurturing environment designed to inspire and enrich life-long learning.

Our schools provide a comprehensive educational program delivered by professional staff devoted to ensuring student success at all levels.  There’s a unique and special advantage to attending South Amboy Public Schools. While bigger districts may offer a larger array of programs, it’s the individualized attention in a smaller learning community that makes our schools a great place to develop academically, socially, and emotionally.  Our schools offer a more intimate and personalized learning environment, and a cohesive vision among all stakeholders to build a strong community of learners.

Here’s a quick synopsis of some of our highlights:

-Offering full-day pre-kindergarten for all 3 and 4 year old children
-Expanded our Special Education programs to include classes for Pre-School Disabled students, Behaviorally Disabled, and Life Skills at the middle and high school levels
-Expanded our course offerings at the High School level by introducing independent online learning opportunities using Edmentum
-Offering Dual Enrollment Credit for certain eligible courses at the High School (Students earn college credit while taking our courses)
-Reached a 98.3% graduation rate in 2020, with 83% attending college
-Continued to address Chronic Absenteeism and maintained a low rate of absenteeism 6.7% (The state average is 10%)
-Completed a 5-year Strategic Plan to guide the district goals and objectives.

We urge your child to take advantage of the many programs, sports, and club activities available to all students.  Your child’s participation in extra-curricular activities enriches his/her overall educational experience by fostering collaboration and leadership, while instilling school pride and ownership.  We have a strong tradition of excellence, in and out of the classroom, and our goal is for all students to find success in both!

Once again, welcome back to a new school year, and we ask that you make each day better than the day before!

Sincerely,

Jorge E. Diaz

Superintendent