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PK-6 & Ungraded
South Amboy, NJ
Students enrolled: 625

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249 John St
South Amboy, NJ 08879

(732) 525-2118
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September 23, 2015
I agree that this school shows favoritism,there is a girl whose mother is a teacher and she is not a good student but she gets the laurels ...hm fair?Most of this people know eachother ,or teacher know the parents and if thats your case you have nothing to worry about but if you just moved here and not part of the clique in any way and happened to have a honor roll student with good behavior nobody would care ,because they can not see you...academics so so...This is a small town school whose moto is not aspiration but favoritism!

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October 23, 2014
My child absolutely loves this school. The teaching staff is extremely caring and the principal is very involved with all of the children. It feels good to send my child to a school where she isn't just another face in the crowd.

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April 18, 2014
South Amboy schools leave something to be desired regarding the quality of the educational program. There is no gifted program for children before 3rd grade which is required K-12 by state statute. The scripted curriculum does does meet the needs of all the students. My elementary student does nothing but worksheets all day and rarely reads in school with almost no direct reading instruction with her teacher.

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August 05, 2013
My child's school is great. They have attentive teachers and staff that work well with the diverse community of South Amboy. I have had my son enrolled in other systems and South Amboy has been the best by far.

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February 14, 2013
I have three children that attend SAES and I am very proud of their academic success. As a teacher myself in a neighboring town, I am love their early World Culture program and Robust vocabulary enrichment activities. My daughters are so proud of their school and teachers. The SAES staff and administration are professional, compassionate and very dedicated to their profession. They are always personalizing the individual education of their students. As an educator myself, I couldn't be more pleased with SAES! Keep up the fantastic job! We love you guys! T

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January 28, 2013
It could be better. SOME of the teachers & staff tend to show favortism to students because their parents attended & grew up in town. Its very hard to feel welcomed by other parents. The only ones that show interest is the Principal & Vice Principal but their plates are full which is understandable.There is nothing to stimulate the children. No field trips out of town except to the library which any one can go to. During recess there is only one activity which causes quarrels. The teachers that should be watching during recess are not attentive enough. It takes too long for issues to be ressolved among students. Overall Im glad my kids no longer attend.

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August 24, 2011
No need for private school. This is an excellent school. One of our children recently graduated and the other will be entering the fifth grade. The teachers do a wonderful job in preparing the students for standardized tests; and they also really care about their students. Our kids have always enjoyed their teachers. Additionally, both the principal and vice principal are very hands-on. Like any school, parental involvement is necessary to augment success. My husband and I were very pleasantly surprised and recommend the school highly.

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September 19, 2009
the schools programs are wonderful and all the teachers and staff are great. im very happy my children are going to this school.

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September 03, 2009
Love the school. My child is going into 2nd grade - we have great teachers thus far - and she is happy to go to school each day!!

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June 20, 2008
My son just finished Kindergarten and we are very happy here! It is amazing how much he has learned in just a short year! Great job SA!

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November 07, 2007
My daughter is in pre k and I'm very happy with the program but more importantly the teachers and aids. They are really interested in the children and I feel good about sending my child there each morning.

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April 24, 2007
We took our kids out of a private Montessori school to give our local elementary school a chance. So far, so good. Our boys are in kindergarten and the second grade and both have adjusted well. The principal seems involved and in our meetings with their teachers, we have been pleasantly surprised. I'd like to see the school start rating higher in terms of test scores and overall Great Schools rating. I believe this will happen over time as more families who are actively involved with their childrens' education enroll their children in the public school.

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October 26, 2004
My kid loves this school. I think her 5th grade teacher is great.

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South Amboy Elementary School
249 John St, South Amboy, NJ  08879
(732) 525-2118
Last modified South Amboy Elementary School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Amboy Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top