Perth Amboy High School

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Perth Amboy High School (or PAHS) is a four-year public high school in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States. PAHS, which serves grades 9 through 12, is a part of the Perth Amboy Public Schools.

As of the 2008-09 school year, the school had an enrollment of 2,343 students and 139.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 16.8., National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed March 19, 2011.

The current Perth Amboy High School was built in 1971, to replace an earlier building that opened in 1881. Today more than 2,300 students currently attend the school, which was originally built to accommodate 1,600 students, resulting in overcrowding. Perth Amboy High School is the only public high school in the city other than the Perth Amboy campus of the Middlesex County Vocational and Technical High Schools. The school mascot is the panther.

Since the school is a "special needs" or Abbott District, it receives almost 80% of the money from the state. The total cost per pupil in the school district is $14,075. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. The faculty gets paid $46,350 a year while the state average is $52,563. The administrators get paid $103,562 as the state average is $102,755.

The school was the 318th-ranked public high school in New Jersey out of 322 schools statewide, in New Jersey Monthly magazine's September 2010 cover story on the state's "Top Public High Schools", after being...
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