Top 5 Best South Plainfield Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,428 students in South Plainfield, NJ (there are 4 private schools, serving 319 private students). 91% of all K-12 students in South Plainfield, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
The top ranked public schools in South Plainfield, NJ are South Plainfield High School, John F Kennedy Elementary School and South Plainfield Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
South Plainfield, NJ public schools have an average math proficiency score of 22% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 26%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 47% statewide average). Schools in South Plainfield have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of New Jersey public schools.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Best South Plainfield, NJ Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
South Plainfield High School
Math: 36% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
200 Lake Street
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: 9-12
| 1,079 students
Rank: #22.
John F Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2900 Norwood Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK-4
| 293 students
Rank: #33.
South Plainfield Middle School
Math: 20% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2201 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: 7-8
| 485 students
Rank: #44.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1000 Franklin Ave
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK-4
| 261 students
Rank: #55.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
135 Jackson Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK-4
| 460 students
Rank: #66.
Grant Elementary School
Math: 19% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
305 Cromwell Place
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: 5-6
| 485 students
Rank: #77.
John E Riley Elementary School
Math: 10-14% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
100 Morris Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK-4
| 365 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in South Plainfield, New Jersey

South Plainfield, New Jersey Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
125 Jackson Street
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK
| 173 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in South Plainfield, NJ?
The top ranked public schools in South Plainfield, NJ include South Plainfield High School, John F Kennedy Elementary School and South Plainfield Middle School.
How many public schools are located in South Plainfield, NJ?
7 public schools are located in South Plainfield, NJ.
What percentage of students in South Plainfield, NJ go to public school?
91% of all K-12 students in South Plainfield, NJ are educated in public schools (compared to the NJ state average of 86%).
What is the racial composition of students in South Plainfield, NJ?
South Plainfield, NJ public schools minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the New Jersey public schools average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

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