Middle Schools in North Plainfield School District


The North Plainfield School District in New Jersey is home to two middle schools: Somerset School and North Plainfield Middle School. Both schools serve students in grades 6-8 and face significant academic challenges, performing well below state averages in English Language Arts and Mathematics proficiency.

While the schools have a diverse student population, with a majority of Hispanic and African American students, they exhibit potential racial achievement gaps that require further investigation. Chronic absenteeism rates are also a concern, particularly at North Plainfield Middle School. Funding and resource allocation within the North Plainfield School District appear unequal, with North Plainfield Middle School receiving higher per-student spending than Somerset School. Additionally, both schools serve a high percentage of students from low-income families, with over 66% of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch.

Overall, the data highlights the need for a comprehensive review of the North Plainfield School District's middle schools to identify the root causes of the academic challenges and develop targeted strategies to improve student outcomes, address equity issues, and ensure all students have access to a high-quality education. Addressing the disparities in performance and resource allocation within the district will be crucial in supporting the success of these middle schools and their students.

District Detail

 33 Mountain Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ 07060-4075

 (908) 769-6060

SchoolDigger Rank:
568th of 615 New Jersey districts

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Grades served: PK, KG-12
Students: 3,512

Primary Schools: 3
Middle Schools: 2
High Schools: 1
Alternative Schools: 0

SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Department of Education.

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMERS: Not all boundaries are included. We make every effort to ensure that boundaries are up-to-date. But it's important to note that these are approximations and are for general informational purposes only. To verify legal descriptions of boundaries or school locations, contact your local tax assessor's office and/or school district.

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