South Plainfield School District

125 Jackson Avenue
South Plainfield , NJ 07080
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Grades: PK - 12

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2022-23 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,362 students in South Plainfield School District. This district's average testing ranking is 6/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
Public Schools in South Plainfield School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the New Jersey public school average of 44%), and reading proficiency score of 64% (versus the 57% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in South Plainfield School District are John F Kennedy Elementary School, John E Riley Elementary School and Franklin Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. South Plainfield School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in New Jersey.
Minority enrollment is 60% 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
7 Schools
2,564 Schools
# Students
3,362 Students
1,342,156 Students
# Teachers
305 Teachers
115,003 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

South Plainfield School District, which is ranked within the top 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 92% has decreased from 94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#288 out of 652 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of South Plainfield   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
44%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of South Plainfield   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)
64%
57%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of South Plainfield   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
92%
90%
This chart display public school graduation rate of South Plainfield   School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.72
0.71
# American Indian Students
11 Students
2,095 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
557 Students
141,159 Students
% Asian Students
17%
10%
# Hispanic Students
979 Students
412,704 Students
% Hispanic Students
29%
31%
# Black Students
380 Students
198,944 Students
% Black Students
11%
15%
# White Students
1,332 Students
550,269 Students
% White Students
40%
41%
# Hawaiian Students
18 Students
2,646 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
84 Students
34,254 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
48
37,500
# Students in K Grade:
239
82,457
# Students in 1st Grade:
242
90,889
# Students in 2nd Grade:
246
91,259
# Students in 3rd Grade:
239
92,196
# Students in 4th Grade:
242
93,838
# Students in 5th Grade:
221
94,854
# Students in 6th Grade:
213
98,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
244
100,214
# Students in 8th Grade:
271
102,176
# Students in 9th Grade:
259
102,349
# Students in 10th Grade:
266
100,975
# Students in 11th Grade:
264
100,074
# Students in 12th Grade:
272
99,076
# Ungraded Students:
96
55,792

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $21,198 in this school district is less than the state median of $26,132. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $22,094 is less than the state median of $25,552. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$71 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total revenue of South Plainfield   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)
$74 MM
$24 MM
This chart display total spending of South Plainfield   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
$21,198
$26,132
This chart display average revenue per public school student in South Plainfield   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
$22,094
$25,552
This chart display average spending per public school student in South Plainfield   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 South Plainfield School District Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
John F Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2900 Norwood Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK-4
| 268 students
Rank: #22.
John E Riley Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
100 Morris Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK-4
| 333 students
Rank: #33.
Franklin Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1000 Franklin Ave
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK-4
| 264 students
Rank: #44.
Grant Elementary School
Math: 55% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
305 Cromwell Place
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: 5-6
| 444 students
Rank: #55.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
135 Jackson Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: PK-4
| 448 students
Rank: #66.
South Plainfield Middle School
Math: 41% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2201 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: 7-8
| 529 students
Rank: #77.
South Plainfield High School
Math: 33% | Reading: 58%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
200 Lake Street
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(908) 754-4620
Grades: 9-12
| 1,076 students

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • District size: 7
  • Enrollment: 3,362 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 60%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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