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For the 2021 school year, there are 27 public schools serving 13,664 students in Plainfield, NJ. Plainfield has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
The top ranked public schools in Plainfield, NJ are Warren Middle School, The Queen City Academy Charter School and Union County Teams Charter School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Plainfield, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 23% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 55% statewide average). Schools in Plainfield have an average ranking of 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

Top Plainfield, NJ Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Warren Middle School Math: 74% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    100 Old Stirling Rd
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 753-5300

    Grades: 6-8 | 666 students
  • Rank: #22.
    The Queen City Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 38% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    815 West Seventh Street
    Plainfield, NJ 07063
    (908) 753-4700

    Grades: K-8 | 324 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Union County Teams Charter School Charter School
    Math: 31% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    515 517 West Fourth Street
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 754-9043

    Grades: K-12 | 387 students
  • Rank: #44.
    East End School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    170 Oneida Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 769-6070

    Grades: PK-4 | 441 students
  • Rank: #55.
    West End School Math: 36% | Reading: 38%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    447 Greenbrook Rd
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 769-6083

    Grades: PK-4 | 509 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Plainfield Academy For The Arts & Advanced Studies Math: 21% | Reading: 48%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1700 West Front St
    Plainfield, NJ 07063
    (908) 731-4421

    Grades: 7-12 | 397 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Woodland Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    730 Central Street
    Plainfield, NJ 07062
    (908) 731-4290

    Grades: K-5 | 213 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Emerson Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 36%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    305 Emerson Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07062
    (908) 731-4205

    Grades: PK-5 | 471 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Somerset School Math: 28% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    303 Somerset Street
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 769-6080

    Grades: 5-6 | 522 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    The Barack Obama Green Charter High School Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    35 Watchung Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (877) 643-4064

    Grades: 9-12 | 243 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Frederic W. Cook Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    739 Leland Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07062
    (908) 731-4215

    Grades: K-5 | 203 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    North Plainfield Middle School Math: 21% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    34 Wilson Avenue
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 769-6040

    Grades: 7-8 | 540 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Dewitt D. Barlow Elementary School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 25-29%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    E Front St & Farragut Rd
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 731-4300

    Grades: K-5 | 402 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Clinton Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    West 4th St And Clinton Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07063
    (908) 731-4220

    Grades: PK-5 | 391 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Cedarbrook Elementary School Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1049 Central Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 731-4280

    Grades: K-8 | 659 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    North Plainfield High School Math: 12% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    34 Wilson Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 769-6000

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,000 student
  • Rank: #1717.
    Evergreen Elementary School Math: 24% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1033 Evergreen Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 731-4260

    Grades: K-5 | 550 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Washington Community School Math: 25% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    427 Darrow Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 731-4230

    Grades: PK-5 | 588 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Stony Brook School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    269 Grove St
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 769-6063

    Grades: PK-4 | 245 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    College Achieve Central Charter School Charter School
    Math: 16% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    365 Emerson Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07062
    (908) 625-1879

    Grades: K-8 | 816 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Maxson Middle School Math: 15% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    920 E Seventh St
    Plainfield, NJ 07062
    (908) 731-4310

    Grades: 6-8 | 679 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Jefferson Elementary School Math: 20% | Reading: 18%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1700 W. Front St
    Plainfield, NJ 07063
    (908) 731-4250

    Grades: PK-5 | 421 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Barack Obama Academy For Academic & Civic Development Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1200 Myrtle Ave
    Plainfield, NJ 07063
    (908) 731-4270

    Grades: 8-12 | 67 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Hubbard Middle School Math: 13% | Reading: 20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    661 W Eighth St
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 731-4320

    Grades: 6-8 | 749 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Charles H. Stillman Elementary School Math: 10-14% | Reading: 10-14%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    201 W Fourth St
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 731-4240

    Grades: K-5 | 310 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Plainfield High School Math: 3% | Reading: 10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    950 Park Avenue
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 731-4390

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,716 student
  • Rank: #2727.
    Cresthaven Academy Charter School Charter School
    530 West 7th Street
    Plainfield, NJ 07060
    (908) 756-1234

    Grades: K-1 | 155 students
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