Governor Phil Murphy at the groundbreaking of the new Perth Amboy High School

Perth Amboy gets $283.6 million For New High School

In September 2021, groundbreaking took place for the new state of the art Perth Amboy High School on a 11.63-acre site on Convery Boulevard. The new high school is slated to open in 2024. The new Perth Amboy high school received $283.6 million in funding from the New Jersey Schools Development Authority and is one of the largest school construction projects undertaken by that entity. The school will serve grades 9-12 and accommodate 3,300 students. The groundbreaking was attended by Governor Phil Murphy and other state county and city dignitaries. In new Perth Amboy High School will have classrooms and science labs, as well as specialized educational spaces like an automotive lab, culinary arts lab, black box studio, dance studio, ROTC classroom, world languages classroom, life skills lab and a daycare center. The school also will be equipped with 1:1 student technology and energy efficiency systems.