South Plainfield High School

200 Lake Street
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
South Plainfield High School serves 1,029 students in grades 9-12.
South 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 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 42%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is lower than the New Jersey state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is equal to the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

South Plainfield High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in New Jersey for:

School Overview

South Plainfield High School's student population of 1,029 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 76 teachers has declined by 16% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,029 students
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Total Classroom Teachers76 teachers
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School Rankings

South Plainfield High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 2,239 schools in New Jersey (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of South Plainfield High School is 0.70, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1426 out of 2239 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:112:1
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American Indian
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Asian
14%
10%
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Hispanic
26%
29%
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Black
15%
15%
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White
44%
44%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.700.70
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Graduation Rate
93%
90%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
21%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSouth Plainfield School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to South Plainfield High School is Plainfield High School (1.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is South Plainfield Middle School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grant Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • South Plainfield Grant Elementary School Math: 47% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 5-6 | 521 students
    0.2 miles
    305 Cromwell Place
    South Plainfield, NJ 07080
    (908) 754-4620
    0.2 5-6 521
  • South Plainfield South Plainfield Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-8 | 560 students
    0.2 miles
    2201 Plainfield Avenue
    South Plainfield, NJ 07080
    (908) 754-4620
    0.2 7-8 560
  • South Plainfield John E Riley Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 328 students
    0.6 miles
    100 Morris Avenue
    South Plainfield, NJ 07080
    (908) 754-4620
    0.6 PK-4 328
  • South Plainfield Franklin Elementary School Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-4 | 240 students
    0.8 miles
    1000 Franklin Ave
    South Plainfield, NJ 07080
    (908) 754-4620
    0.8 PK-4 240
  • South Plainfield John F Kennedy Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-4 | 273 students
    0.9 miles
    2900 Norwood Avenue
    South Plainfield, NJ 07080
    (908) 754-4620
    0.9 PK-4 273

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