South Plainfield school information

IndexSouth PlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Average Test Scores45%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:113:116:1
Total public schools81,60479,221
Total private schools482324,874
Total post-secondary schools51577,963
The South Plainfield, NJ educational system consists of 8 public schools, 4 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. South Plainfield public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 5% higher than than the New Jersey average and 9% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of South Plainfield public schools is 13:1, compared to 13:1 in New Jersey and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.2% have completed high school, 37.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in South Plainfield are 9% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in South Plainfield.
  • 87.4% of people in South Plainfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.2% of people in South Plainfield have completed high school.
  • 37.1% of people in South Plainfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in South Plainfield

IndexSouth PlainfieldNew JerseyNational
Completed 8th grade87.4%87.5%84.3%
Completed high school86.2%86.3%83.0%
Completed some college58.8%60.7%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.4%43.9%38.5%
Completed bachelors37.1%37.5%30.3%
Completed masters13.7%14.4%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.6%4.0%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.5%1.5%1.3%

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

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South Plainfield, NJ23,96345%9%

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Source: The South 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.