Plainfield school information

IndexPlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores22%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools141,60479,221
Total private schools1182324,874
Total post-secondary schools31577,963
The Plainfield, NJ educational system consists of 14 public schools, 11 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools. Plainfield public schools have average test scores of 22% which is 50% lower than than the New Jersey average and 56% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Plainfield public schools is 12:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 72.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 70.3% have completed high school, 18.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Plainfield are 56% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 14 public schools in Plainfield.
  • 72.3% of people in Plainfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 70.3% of people in Plainfield have completed high school.
  • 18.1% of people in Plainfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Plainfield

IndexPlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade72.3%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school70.3%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college39.7%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree23.3%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.1%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters7.0%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.5%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Plainfield (high school & post-secondary)

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Source: The Plainfield, NJ education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.