Plainfield Public School District

1200 Myrtle Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07063-1139
(District boundaries shown in map)
4/
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 2024 school year, there are 13 public schools serving 8,252 students in Plainfield Public School District. This district's average testing ranking is 8/10, which is in the top 30% of public schools in New Jersey.
Public Schools in Plainfield Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 47% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
13 Schools
2,557 Schools
# Students
8,252 Students
1,339,860 Students
# Teachers
598 Teachers
115,689 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1

District Rank

Plainfield Public School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 646 school districts in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 72% has decreased from 78% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
#402 out of 648 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Plainfield Public   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
25-29%
26%
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 2020-21 school year data.
35-39%
47%
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 2020-21 school year data.
72%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Plainfield Public   School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.34
0.71
# American Indian Students
9 Students
2,422 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
34 Students
138,661 Students
% Asian Students
1%
10%
# Hispanic Students
6,523 Students
423,348 Students
% Hispanic Students
79%
32%
# Black Students
1,595 Students
196,542 Students
% Black Students
19%
15%
# White Students
52 Students
536,279 Students
% White Students
1%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
15 Students
2,962 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
24 Students
37,132 Students
% of Two or more races Students
n/a
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
3
43,886
# Students in K Grade:
701
86,189
# Students in 1st Grade:
669
88,385
# Students in 2nd Grade:
670
90,397
# Students in 3rd Grade:
693
91,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
618
92,179
# Students in 5th Grade:
561
93,667
# Students in 6th Grade:
638
95,200
# Students in 7th Grade:
605
98,764
# Students in 8th Grade:
603
100,169
# Students in 9th Grade:
557
107,364
# Students in 10th Grade:
492
100,102
# Students in 11th Grade:
469
98,448
# Students in 12th Grade:
488
98,516
# Ungraded Students:
485
55,408

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $29,915 is higher than the state median of $27,348. The school district revenue/student has grown by 6% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $29,112 is higher than the state median of $26,228. The school district spending/student has declined by 23% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue
$247 MM
$36,642 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$240 MM
$35,142 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$29,915
$27,348
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Plainfield Public   School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$29,112
$26,228
This chart display average spending per public school student in Plainfield Public   School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Plainfield Public School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 31. - 3.
Emerson Community School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
305 Emerson Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07062
(908) 731-4205
Grades: K-5
| 464 students
Rank: #1 - 31. - 3.
Frederic W. Cook Elementary School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
739 Leland Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07062
(908) 731-4215
Grades: K-5
| 392 students
Rank: #1 - 31. - 3.
Hubbard Middle School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
661 W Eighth St
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4320
Grades: 6-8
| 804 students
Rank: #44.
Cedarbrook Elementary School
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1049 Central Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4280
Grades: K-8
| 667 students
Rank: #55.
Plainfield 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
| 385 students
Rank: #66.
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
| 399 students
Rank: #77.
Evergreen Elementary School
(Math: 22% | Reading: 28% )
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1033 Evergreen Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4260
Grades: K-5
| 610 students
Rank: #88.
Washington Community School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 19% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
427 Darrow Ave
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(908) 731-4230
Grades: PK-5
| 660 students
Rank: #99.
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
| 337 students
Rank: #1010.
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
| 863 students
Rank: #1111.
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
| 456 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
| 1,831 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
| 384 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Plainfield Public School District?
Plainfield Public School District manages 13 public schools serving 8,252 students.
What is the rank of Plainfield Public School District?
Plainfield Public School District is ranked #194 out of 646 school districts in New Jersey (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of New Jersey school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Plainfield Public School District?
79% of Plainfield Public School District students are Hispanic, 19% of students are Black, 1% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Plainfield Public School District?
Plainfield Public School District has a student/teacher ratio of 14:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 12:1.
What is Plainfield Public School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $29,112 is higher than the state median of $26,228. The school district spending/student has declined by 23% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 13 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 8,252 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • : 72% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 25-29% (Top 50%)
  • : 35-39% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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