South Plainfield School District

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

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 2024 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 3,428 students in South Plainfield School District. This district's average testing ranking is 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
Public Schools in South Plainfield School District 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).
Minority enrollment is 62% 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
7 Schools
2,557 Schools
# Students
3,428 Students
1,339,860 Students
# Teachers
317 Teachers
115,689 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
11:1
11:1

District Rank

South Plainfield School District, which is ranked within the bottom 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 92% has decreased from 96% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (NJ)
Overall District Rank
#309 out of 648 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of South Plainfield   School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
22%
26%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
47%
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 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
92%
88%
This chart display public school graduation rate of South Plainfield   School District and public school graduation rate of NJ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.73
0.71
# American Indian Students
11 Students
2,422 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
n/a
# Asian Students
568 Students
138,661 Students
% Asian Students
17%
10%
# Hispanic Students
1,074 Students
423,348 Students
% Hispanic Students
31%
32%
# Black Students
368 Students
196,542 Students
% Black Students
11%
15%
# White Students
1,299 Students
536,279 Students
% White Students
38%
40%
# Hawaiian Students
19 Students
2,962 Students
% Hawaiian Students
1%
n/a
# Two or more races Students
86 Students
37,132 Students
% of Two or more races Students
2%
3%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
75
43,886
# Students in K Grade:
239
86,189
# Students in 1st Grade:
254
88,385
# Students in 2nd Grade:
252
90,397
# Students in 3rd Grade:
248
91,186
# Students in 4th Grade:
254
92,179
# Students in 5th Grade:
248
93,667
# Students in 6th Grade:
219
95,200
# Students in 7th Grade:
218
98,764
# Students in 8th Grade:
256
100,169
# Students in 9th Grade:
257
107,364
# Students in 10th Grade:
258
100,102
# Students in 11th Grade:
266
98,448
# Students in 12th Grade:
266
98,516
# Ungraded Students:
118
55,408

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $23,118 in this school district is less than the state median of $27,348. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $22,291 is less than the state median of $26,228. The school district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.
This School District
This State (NJ)
Total Revenue
$79 MM
$36,642 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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$76 MM
$35,142 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 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$23,118
$27,348
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 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$22,291
$26,228
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 2020-21 school year data.

Best South Plainfield School District 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

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to South Plainfield School District?
South Plainfield School District manages 7 public schools serving 3,428 students.
What is the rank of South Plainfield School District?
South Plainfield School District is ranked #330 out of 646 school districts in New Jersey (bottom 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: Most diverse schools (Top 1%) and Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in South Plainfield School District?
38% of South Plainfield School District students are White, 31% of students are Hispanic, 17% of students are Asian, 11% of students are Black, 2% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of South Plainfield School District?
South Plainfield School District has a student/teacher ratio of 11:1, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 12:1.
What is South Plainfield School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $22,291 is less than the state median of $26,228. The school district spending/student has declined by 8% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 7 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 3,428 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 11:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 62%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 92% (Top 50% in NJ)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 22% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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