South Plainfield High School

  • South Plainfield High School serves 1,025 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 33% (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 60% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 53%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%.

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School Overview

  • South Plainfield High School's student population of 1,025 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 89 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,025 students
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Total Classroom Teachers89 teachers
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School Comparison

  • South Plainfield High School's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of South Plainfield High School is 0.69, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. 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#1219 out of 2,236 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
33%
41%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:112:1
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Asian
13%
10%
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Hispanic
24%
27%
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Black
17%
16%
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White
46%
45%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in South Plainfield High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in NJ.
Diversity Score0.690.70
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Graduation Rate
92%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in South 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.
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School District NameSouth Plainfield School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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