Plainfield High School

950 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Plainfield High School serves 1,831 students in grades 9-12.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 44%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 18% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 11:1.
Minority enrollment is 99% 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: 1,831 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 68% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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School Overview

Plainfield High School's student population of 1,831 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 129 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,831 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
129 teachers
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School Rankings

The diversity score of Plainfield High School is 0.34, 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.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
6%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
(18-19)
18%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
11:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
79%
32%
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Black
20%
15%
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White
1%
40%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.34
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Graduation Rate
68%
88%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
4%
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Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What schools are Plainfield High School often compared to?
Plainfield High Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like South Plainfield High School, North Plainfield High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
6% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 44% NJ state average), while 18% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 57% NJ state average).
What is the graduation rate of Plainfield High School?
The graduation rate of Plainfield High School is 68%, which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 88%.
How many students attend Plainfield High School?
1,831 students attend Plainfield High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
79% of Plainfield High School students are Hispanic, 20% of students are Black, and 1% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Plainfield High School?
Plainfield High School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 11:1.
What grades does Plainfield High School offer ?
Plainfield High School offers enrollment in grades 9-12
What school district is Plainfield High School part of?
Plainfield High School is part of Plainfield Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 1,831 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 68% (Btm 50%)
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Top 1%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Top 1%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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