North Plainfield High School

34 Wilson Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(School attendance zone shown in map)
2/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 1,166 students in grades 9-12, North Plainfield High School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in New Jersey for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 13% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 36%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 32% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 49%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 60% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,166 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : 87% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Overview

North Plainfield High School's student population of 1,166 students has grown by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 98 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,166 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
98 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

North Plainfield High School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 2,201 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of North Plainfield High School is 0.47, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (NJ)
#1807 out of 2201 schools
(Bottom 50%)
This chart displays the overall school rank of North Plainfield High School, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
13%
36%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of North Plainfield High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
32%
49%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of North Plainfield High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
13%
23%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of North Plainfield High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
11:1
This chart displays the student teacher ratio of North Plainfield High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
3%
10%
This chart displays the percentage of Asian students in North Plainfield High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hispanic
70%
32%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in North Plainfield High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
18%
15%
This chart displays the percentage of Black students in North Plainfield High School and the percentage of Black public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
White
9%
40%
This chart displays the percentage of White students in North Plainfield High School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
This chart displays the percentage of students of two or more races in North Plainfield High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in North Plainfield High School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in New Jersey.
0.47
This chart displays the diversity score of North Plainfield High School and the public school average diversity score of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
87%
85%
This chart displays graduation rate of North Plainfield High School and public school graduation rate of New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
52%
30%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in North Plainfield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in North Plainfield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is North Plainfield High School's ranking?
North Plainfield High School is ranked #1807 out of 2,201 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in New Jersey.
What schools are North Plainfield High School often compared to?
North Plainfield High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Plainfield High School, South Plainfield High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
13% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 36% NJ state average), while 32% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 49% NJ state average).
What is the graduation rate of North Plainfield High School?
The graduation rate of North Plainfield High School is 87%, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 85%.
How many students attend North Plainfield High School?
1,166 students attend North Plainfield High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
70% of North Plainfield High School students are Hispanic, 18% of students are Black, 9% of students are White, and 3% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of North Plainfield High School?
North Plainfield High School has a student ration of 12:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does North Plainfield High School offer ?
North Plainfield High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is North Plainfield High School part of?
North Plainfield High School is part of North Plainfield School District.

School Reviews

1   1/29/2021
honestly it is a bad school because they don't even give that much help in office hours they only give 1:30 to 3 back in old school they would give help 3:25 to 5 o'clock and most of the teachers don't even do their jobs also and when they teach they literally teach way to fast and some people can't even understand but some teacher actually do a good job and teach in a normal paste also some teacher can a little rude but usually complaining to us about our Wi-Fi
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Abraham
1   1/20/2020
Iā€™m so very sad that my High School has been reduced from a highly rated school to a less than mediocre Institute.Very, very sad indeed.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - Graduate....1956
2   1/29/2015
North Plainfield High School is an awful school. A few great teachers and counselors and staff, but for the most part, the rest are terrible at their jobs. NPHS students' are not set up to succeed academically or mentally because of lack of rigor and incredibly low expectations, particularly if you belong to a group that is viewed as not capital, academically, by society at large. Burn the school to the ground and bus its students to Watchung Hills.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - bob.f

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,166 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 91%
  • : 87% (Btm 50%)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • : 32% (Btm 50%)
  • : 13% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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