We are the proud recipient of a 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award from the United States Department of Education as well as recognition as a Bronze Medal Award winning school from U.S. News and World Report in 2015 and 2016. Our students have passed industry standard exams in all career majors with a 90% success rate. Our Varsity Softball team won its first GMC Gold Division title.Website Twitter
|White|| 9% |
|Black|| 6% |
|Asian|| 1% |
|Hispanic|| 83% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|Female|| 38.2% |
|Male|| 61.8% |
|Economically disadvantaged students|| 62% |
|Students with disabilities|| 1% |
|English learners|| 1% |
|Homeless students|| 0% |
|Students in foster care|| 0% |
|Military-connected students|| 0% |
|Migrant students|| 0% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|9th Grade|| 29% ||81|
|10th Grade|| 29% ||80|
|11th Grade|| 21% ||59|
|12th Grade|| 20% ||55|
|Incidents per year|
|Days absent||Percent of students|
|0 days|| 5% |
|1 to 5 days|| 38% |
|6 to 10 days|| 33% |
|11 to 15 days|| 16% |
|Over 15 days|| 7% |
|Spanish|| 77.1% |
|English|| 20.7% |
|Other|| 2.2% |
Learn more about Middlesex County Vocational School Perth Amboy.
Our purpose is to provide a comprehensive, challenging, innovative, and technologically progressive dual educational program that emphasizes college and career readiness for the 21st century. We establish high expectations for all our students so that they can maximize their potential to become life-long learners. We are always looking to enhance and improve our programs to meet the needs of the ever-changing, ultra-competitive global economy.
The Perth Amboy Campus offers Electrical Technology, Building Technology, and Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration, Computer Assisted Drafting and Design, Computer Systems Technology, and Graphic Design: Commercial Art. Our school also offers Culinary Arts and Automotive Technology. Every student must pass all mandated subjects to receive a state-endorsed high school diploma. Every academic class is conducted on the college preparatory level.
Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Soccer (Coed), Softball (Girls)
We offer Skills USA, Running Club, Student Alliance Club, Volleyball Club, Chess Club, Green Team, Interact Club, Student Council, National Technical Honor Society.
We offer before and after school tutoring programs, Saturday Academic intervention, SAT Prep courses with Princeton Review.
The Faculty at MCVTS Perth Amboy completed extensive training in Co-Teaching models and successfully implemented these practices into the classroom for the benefit of our students. All faculty members have met their required 20 hours of professional development.
70% of our students are enrolled at 2 and 4-year colleges or post-secondary career training schools. Students who are available for work are employed at a 100% rate. Students have been accepted to Rutgers University, Kean University, Johnson and Wales, Montclair University, St. Peter's University, Monmouth University, Middlesex County College, Berkeley College among other colleges and universities.
We offer support for English Language Learners and mainstreamed students with learning disabilities. We offer tutoring and extra help for struggling students as well as an Intervention and Referral Service team to identify struggling students and help them succeed.
We offer school-wide breakfast for all students. We also offer free and reduced-price lunches for qualifying students. Students attend Physical Education classes every day. Our health education instructors infuse healthy living and eating lessons in their curriculum.
We have a Title 1 parent group that assists our Title 1 team by assessing our programs and offering helpful insight to improve our programs. Parents are able to access their child's grades on a daily basis through the use of our Genesis Parent Portal. The parent portal can be accessed on a personal computer or smartphone. We hosted a seminar about Raising Healthy Children. Hosted a talk for all parents about Opportunities for their children in the military.
The Perth Amboy Campus was opened as a new facility in March 2004. We offer a state of the art fully functional and staffed Media Center. We offer computer labs connected directly to classrooms. We have a 1:1 Google Chromebook initiative that puts a Chromebook in every student's hands. We offer free WiFi at home for students without high-speed internet at home. Our building is fully equipped with state of the art WiFi routers which handles up to 300 Chromebooks wirelessly at a time.
We conduct the mandated monthly fire drill as well as monthly security drills.
The Perth Amboy Campus utilizes a modified Block Schedule in Math and science in order to reduce class sizes and maximize our class instructional time. Our students spend a minimum of 87 minutes and a maximum of 132 minutes in their chosen career majors every day. Students also take every required academic class on a daily basis. Every student takes college preparatory academic classes on a daily basis. Our school offers every NJ state-mandated academic graduation requirement. We offer the following academic courses: 4 years of English/Language Arts, 4 years of Health and Physical Education, 3 years social studies, 4 years math, 3 years science (including 2 years of lab science), 2 year of foreign language, and various electives. We have a 1:1 Google Chromebook initiative that puts technology into every student's hands and assists us with our goal of a technology-infused, student-centered classroom. We are an extremely safe school where our students are able to work safely and comfortably without fear for their personal safety. Our technology is constantly being upgraded and we use cutting edge academic programs to ensure that our students receive the best possible education. Students can access our school website which offers them a variety of links to tutors, tutorials, and reference materials. Each of our career majors has an advisory committee made up of people currently working in their various fields that advise our district on current equipment and techniques being used in the field. Our admissions are ongoing from November until August each year with every accepted student being interviewed by our Guidance team. We have students from 10 different communities in Middlesex County with 70% of our students come from the City of Perth Amboy followed by Woodbridge and Carteret.