South Plainfield School District

For the 2021-22 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,363 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 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the New Jersey public school average of 56% (majority Hispanic).

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%)

Overview

School District Name
South Plainfield School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (NJ)
# Schools
7 Schools
2,588 Schools
# Students
3,363 Students
1,368,249 Students
# Teachers
270 Teachers
113,373 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1

District Rank

South Plainfield School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 649 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 2018-2019 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
0.71
0.70
# American Indian Students
3 Students
1,760 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
557 Students
139,739 Students
% Asian Students
17%
10%
# Hispanic Students
867 Students
387,031 Students
% Hispanic Students
26%
29%
# Black Students
426 Students
204,931 Students
% Black Students
13%
15%
# White Students
1,449 Students
604,841 Students
% White Students
43%
44%
# Hawaiian Students
17 Students
2,901 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
44 Students
27,046 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
2%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
76
40,051
# Students in K Grade:
242
90,544
# Students in 1st Grade:
239
94,273
# Students in 2nd Grade:
217
94,673
# Students in 3rd Grade:
221
98,054
# Students in 4th Grade:
235
99,080
# Students in 5th Grade:
273
100,288
# Students in 6th Grade:
248
99,644
# Students in 7th Grade:
271
98,805
# Students in 8th Grade:
281
100,512
# Students in 9th Grade:
258
102,835
# Students in 10th Grade:
233
99,945
# Students in 11th Grade:
250
98,626
# Students in 12th Grade:
276
97,589
# Ungraded Students:
43
53,330

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $20,700 in this school district is less than the state median of $24,440. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $19,603 is less than the state median of $24,498. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue
$70 MM
$23 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 2016-17 school year data.
Spending
$66 MM
$23 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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$20,700
$24,440
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 2016-17 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$19,603
$24,498
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 2016-17 school year data.

Best South Plainfield School District Public Schools (2021-22)

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
| 273 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
| 328 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
| 240 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
| 521 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
| 412 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
| 560 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
| 1,029 students

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 3,363 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71

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