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Avg. test scores 48%
High school dipl. 15%
Bachelors degree 40%
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Plainfield school information

IndexPlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores25%52%48%
Student/Teacher ratio12:113:116:1
Total public schools141,60479,221
Total private schools1182324,874
Total post-secondary schools31577,963
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Key findings

  • The school test scores in Plainfield are 48% 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%

      Plainfield, NJ School Districts

      • Plainfield City School District

      There are a total of 14 public schools, 11 private schools and 3 post-secondary schools in Plainfield. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Plainfield, NJ schools is 25%. The average student to teacher ratio is 12:1. In Plainfield, NJ, an average of 72.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 70.3% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Essex Fells, NJ2,16485%75.6%
      Short Hills, NJ12,77183%73.3%
      Summit, NJ21,89581%68.9%
      Bradley Gardens, NJ14,41381%67.8%
      New Providence, NJ12,43480%66.0%
      Plainfield, NJ50,57825%47.6%

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      Apple Valley, MN50,60253%9.3%
      Grapevine, TX50,53861%26.0%
      Coral Gables, FL50,53378%61.8%
      Tigard, OR50,78754%12.7%
      Lakewood, OH50,86670%45.5%
      Plainfield, NJ50,57825%47.6%
      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.