Office of the Superintendent

Superintendent of Schools
240 John Street
South Amboy, NJ 08879
twitter: @SASuptJdiaz
Office: 732-525-2100, ext. 1226

Dear Parents,

I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing summer!  I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back for another exciting school year. For those who are new to our school community, 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 last year’s highlights:

  • Expanded our Special Education programs to include classes for Behaviorally Disabled and Pre-School Disabled students.
  • Expanded our course offerings at the High School level by introducing independent online learning opportunities using Edmentum
  • Offered Dual Enrollment Credit for certain eligible courses at the High School (Students earned college credit while taking our courses)
  • Increased our NJSLA scores for ELA at the Middle High School
  • Reached a 95.7% graduation rate, with 83% attending college
  • Continued to address Chronic Absenteeism and maintained a low rate of absenteeism (7.68%)
  • Completed a 5-year Strategic Plan to guide the district goals and objectives.

The 2019-20 school year is upon us, and 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!


Jorge E. Diaz