Plainfield Public School District

1200 Myrtle Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07063-1139
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Plainfield Public School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in New Jersey for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 8,469 students in Plainfield Public School District. This district's average testing ranking is 1/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
Public Schools in Plainfield Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 17% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 25% (versus the 57% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Plainfield Public School District are Plainfield Academy For The Arts & Advanced Studies, Emerson Community School and Frederic W. Cook Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Plainfield Public School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 59% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
13 Schools
2,564 Schools
# Students
8,469 Students
1,342,156 Students
# Teachers
598 Teachers
115,003 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Plainfield Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 648 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#623 out of 652 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Plainfield Public   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
17%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Plainfield Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Plainfield Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
72%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Plainfield Public   School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.37
0.71
# American Indian Students
7 Students
2,095 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
32 Students
141,159 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
10%
# Hispanic Students
6,477 Students
412,704 Students
% Hispanic Students
77%
31%
# Black Students
1,856 Students
198,944 Students
% Black Students
22%
15%
# White Students
59 Students
550,269 Students
% White Students
1%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
16 Students
2,646 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
22 Students
34,254 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
167
37,500
# Students in K Grade:
646
82,457
# Students in 1st Grade:
657
90,889
# Students in 2nd Grade:
695
91,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
629
92,196
# Students in 4th Grade:
575
93,838
# Students in 5th Grade:
663
94,854
# Students in 6th Grade:
588
98,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
562
100,214
# Students in 8th Grade:
587
102,176
# Students in 9th Grade:
488
102,349
# Students in 10th Grade:
587
100,975
# Students in 11th Grade:
521
100,074
# Students in 12th Grade:
435
99,076
# Ungraded Students:
669
55,792

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $24,427 in this school district is less than the state median of $26,132. The school district revenue/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,734 is less than the state median of $25,552. The school district spending/student has declined by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$207 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of Plainfield Public   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$210 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total spending of Plainfield Public   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$24,427
$26,132
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Plainfield Public   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$24,734
$25,552
This chart display average spending per public school student in Plainfield Public   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Plainfield Public School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Plainfield Academy For The Arts & Advanced Studies
Math: 29% | Reading: 47%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 West Front St
Plainfield, NJ 07063
(908) 731-4421
Grades: 7-12
| 414 students
Rank: #22.
Emerson Community School
Math: 31% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
305 Emerson Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07062
(908) 731-4205
Grades: K-5
| 491 students
Rank: #33.
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
| 390 students
Rank: #44.
DeWitt D. Barlow Elementary School
Math: 23% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
E Front St & Farragut Rd
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4300
Grades: K-5
| 415 students
Rank: #55.
Evergreen Elementary School
Math: 22% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1033 Evergreen Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4260
Grades: K-5
| 663 students
Rank: #66.
Washington Community School
Math: 24% | Reading: 19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
427 Darrow Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4230
Grades: PK-5
| 697 students
Rank: #77.
Cedarbrook Elementary School
Math: 17% | Reading: 27%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1049 Central Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4280
Grades: K-8
| 665 students
Rank: #88.
Clinton Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
West 4th St And Clinton Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07063
(908) 731-4220
Grades: PK-5
| 369 students
Rank: #99.
Maxson Middle School
Math: 12% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
920 E Seventh St
Plainfield, NJ 07062
(908) 731-4310
Grades: 6-8
| 829 students
Rank: #1010.
Jefferson Elementary School
Math: 16% | Reading: 17%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1700 W. Front St
Plainfield, NJ 07063
(908) 731-4250
Grades: PK-5
| 518 students
Rank: #1111.
Hubbard Middle School
Math: 14% | Reading: 20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
661 W Eighth St
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4320
Grades: 6-8
| 746 students
Rank: #1212.
Plainfield High School
Math: 6% | Reading: 18%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
950 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4390
Grades: 9-12
| 1,854 students
Rank: #1313.
Charles H. Stillman Elementary School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 10-14%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
201 W Fourth St
Plainfield, NJ 07062
(908) 731-4240
Grades: K-5
| 418 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 8,469 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 72% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 17% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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