South Plainfield Middle School

2201 Plainfield Avenue
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
South Plainfield Middle School serves 560 students in grades 7-8.
South Plainfield Middle 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 top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (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 64% (which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 57%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is equal to the New Jersey state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 57% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is higher than the New Jersey state average of 56% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

South Plainfield Middle School's student population of 560 students has grown by 7% over five school years.
The teacher population of 48 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
560 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
48 teachers
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School Rankings

South Plainfield Middle 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 South Plainfield Middle School is 0.71, which is more 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 2017-2018 School Year Data
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State Level (NJ)
Overall Testing Rank
#1137 out of 2221 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
44%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
64%
57%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
12:1
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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
16%
15%
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White
43%
44%
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Hawaiian
1%
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Two or more races
n/a
2%
All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.71
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
33%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, NJ Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Students: 560 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 57%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in NJ
  • Math Proficiency
    : 41% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 64% (Top 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.71 (Top 10%)

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