Plainfield High School

  • Plainfield High School serves 1,716 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 2% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 12% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.

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School Overview

  • Plainfield High School's student population of 1,716 students has grown by 17% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 115 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,716 students
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Total Classroom Teachers115 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Plainfield High School's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Plainfield High School is 0.42, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.43. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall School Rank#2206 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
2%
41%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of 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 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
12%
53%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of 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 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio15:112:1
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Asian
n/a
10%
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Hispanic
70%
27%
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Black
30%
16%
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White
n/a
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Plainfield High School and the percentage of White public school students in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Plainfield High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.420.43
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Graduation Rate
71%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
67%
33%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Plainfield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Plainfield High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in New Jersey by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlainfield Public s School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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