950 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
1/
10
Bottom 50%
Plainfield High School serves 1,854 students in grades 9-12.
Plainfield High School placed 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%) for the 2018-19 school year.
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 59% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,854 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70% (Btm 50% in NJ)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

School Overview

Plainfield High School's student population of 1,854 students has grown by 8% over five school years.
The teacher population of 128 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
1,854 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
128 teachers
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School Rankings

Plainfield High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,221 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Plainfield High School is 0.36, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#2179 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
6%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
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
77%
31%
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Black
22%
15%
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White
1%
41%
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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
0.36
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Graduation Rate
70%
90%
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
32%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
4%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 1,854 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 99%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 70% (Btm 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 6% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 18% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NJ Dept. of Education

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