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55%
  • John F Kennedy Elementary School
  • 2900 Norwood Avenue, South Plainfield
  • South Plainfield School District
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 255
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 11:1
52%
  • Franklin Elementary School
  • 1000 Franklin Ave, South Plainfield
  • South Plainfield School District
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 268
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
50%
  • Roosevelt Elementary School
  • 135 Jackson Avenue, South Plainfield
  • South Plainfield School District
  • Grades: PK - 4 · Students: 387
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
50%
  • John E Riley Elementary School
  • 100 Morris Avenue, South Plainfield
  • South Plainfield School District
  • Grades: KG - 4 · Students: 337
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
49%
  • South Plainfield Middle School
  • 2201 Plainfield Avenue, South Plainfield
  • South Plainfield School District
  • Grades: 7 - 8 · Students: 509
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 10:1
44%
  • Grant Elementary School
  • 305 Cromwell Place, South Plainfield
  • South Plainfield School District
  • Grades: 5 - 6 · Students: 546
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
17%
  • South Plainfield High School
  • 200 Lake Street, South Plainfield
  • South Plainfield School District
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,107
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
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  • Roosevelt/administration
  • 125 Jackson Street, South Plainfield
  • South Plainfield School District
  • Grades: PK - PK · Students: 129
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 33:1
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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.

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%

South Plainfield, NJ School Districts

South Plainfield Borough School District

There are a total of 8 public schools, 4 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in South Plainfield. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for South Plainfield, NJ schools is 45%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In South Plainfield, NJ, an average of 87.4% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.2% have completed high school.

To customize your list of South Plainfield schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of South Plainfield, NJ schools.

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Six Mile Run, NJ2,65585%72%
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Short Hills, NJ12,77175%52%
Princeton, NJ30,16872%47%
Bradley Gardens, NJ14,41372%46%
South Plainfield, NJ23,96345%9%

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South Plainfield, NJ23,96345%9%
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.
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