Somerset School

Public 5-6

 303 Somerset Street
       North Plainfield, NJ  07060


(908) 769-6080

District: North Plainfield School District

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,936 Help


Students who attend Somerset School usually attend:

High:    North Plainfield High School

Feeder schools for Somerset School:

Elementary:    East End School
    Stony Brook School
    West End School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.0 Help
Number of students:  530

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
72.8%
African American:
14.9%
White:
8.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.6% Help


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Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (72.8%), African American (14.9%), White (8.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Somerset School is 10. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Somerset School is $6,936.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Somerset School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

North Plainfield School District:

SchoolDigger ranks North Plainfield School District 568th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Enrollment information for Somerset School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 48 1 7 71 0 n/a n/a 0 127
1989 42 5 11 92 0 n/a n/a 0 150
1990 116 8 5 25 0 n/a n/a 0 154
1991 123 8 5 32 0 n/a n/a 0 168
1992 104 11 10 28 0 n/a n/a 0 153
1993 109 13 4 49 0 n/a n/a 0 175
1994 79 13 11 52 0 n/a n/a 0 155
1995 103 35 12 64 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1996 103 35 12 64 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1998 104 28 16 66 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1999 81 37 9 82 0 n/a n/a 0 209
2000 94 42 17 98 1 n/a n/a 0 252
2001 66 51 15 113 0 n/a n/a 0 245
2002 47 68 11 116 1 n/a n/a 0 243
2003 47 68 11 116 1 n/a n/a 0 243
2004 39 55 12 137 0 n/a n/a 0 243
2005 109 125 33 271 0 n/a n/a 0 538
2006 95 132 28 291 0 n/a n/a 0 546
2007 79 116 28 269 0 n/a n/a 0 492
2008 71 106 28 272 0 n/a n/a 0 477
2009 74 118 27 282 0 0 6 0 507
2010 79 120 27 271 0 0 7 0 504
2011 79 102 32 247 0 0 3 0 463
2012 71 119 34 263 0 0 4 0 491
2013 60 103 27 263 0 0 6 0 459
2014 54 98 19 264 0 0 3 0 438
2015 63 115 23 294 0 2 2 0 499
2016 79 100 26 303 0 1 4 0 513
2017 65 93 23 335 0 0 2 0 518
2018 42 95 22 362 0 0 1 0 522
2019 57 101 20 335 2 0 1 0 516
2020 64 87 11 324 2 0 1 0 489
2021 58 71 9 310 0 0 0 0 448
2022 41 71 10 326 2 0 5 0 455
2023 43 79 10 386 2 0 10 0 530

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Somerset School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 127 8.0 15.8 n/a
1989 150 8.0 18.7 n/a
1990 154 11.0 14.0 11
1991 168 11.0 15.2 12.5
1992 153 12.0 12.7 16.3
1993 175 15.8 11.1 18.9
1994 155 15.2 10.2 11
1995 214 20.9 10.2 23.4
1996 214 20.9 10.2 23.4
1998 214 18.5 11.6 16.4
1999 209 18.2 11.5 23
2000 252 21.8 11.6 34.1
2001 245 22.5 10.9 38
2002 243 24.0 10.1 34.6
2003 243 24.0 10.1 34.6
2004 243 24.0 10.1 42
2005 538 46.0 11.7 n/a
2006 546 45.0 12.1 44.3
2007 492 48.0 10.3 39.8
2008 477 44.0 10.8 47.4
2009 507 46.8 9.5 45.8
2010 504 37.0 13.6 54.2
2011 463 30.0 15.4 58.3
2012 491 43.4 11.3 59.1
2013 459 48.1 9.5 68
2014 438 49.0 8.9 65.8
2015 499 52.0 9.5 66.3
2016 513 52.0 9.8 67.6
2017 518 53.0 9.7 71.4
2018 522 52.0 10.0 71.8
2019 516 53.0 9.7 55
2020 489 51.0 9.5 68.7
2021 448 53.0 8.4 66.7
2022 455 51.0 8.9 66.4
2023 530 53.0 10.0 72.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Somerset School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 127 8.0 15.8 n/a
1989 150 8.0 18.7 n/a
1990 154 11.0 14.0 11
1991 168 11.0 15.2 12.5
1992 153 12.0 12.7 16.3
1993 175 15.8 11.1 18.9
1994 155 15.2 10.2 11
1995 214 20.9 10.2 23.4
1996 214 20.9 10.2 23.4
1998 214 18.5 11.6 16.4
1999 209 18.2 11.5 23
2000 252 21.8 11.6 34.1
2001 245 22.5 10.9 38
2002 243 24.0 10.1 34.6
2003 243 24.0 10.1 34.6
2004 243 24.0 10.1 42
2005 538 46.0 11.7 n/a
2006 546 45.0 12.1 44.3
2007 492 48.0 10.3 39.8
2008 477 44.0 10.8 47.4
2009 507 46.8 9.5 45.8
2010 504 37.0 13.6 54.2
2011 463 30.0 15.4 58.3
2012 491 43.4 11.3 59.1
2013 459 48.1 9.5 68
2014 438 49.0 8.9 65.8
2015 499 52.0 9.5 66.3
2016 513 52.0 9.8 67.6
2017 518 53.0 9.7 71.4
2018 522 52.0 10.0 71.8
2019 516 53.0 9.7 55
2020 489 51.0 9.5 68.7
2021 448 53.0 8.4 66.7
2022 455 51.0 8.9 66.4
2023 530 53.0 10.0 72.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Somerset School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $34 (0.5%) $6,902 (99.5%) $6,936

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Somerset School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Somerset School)28.327.7
 0.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (North Plainfield School District)28.327.7
 0.6%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Somerset School)22.817
 5.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (North Plainfield School District)22.817
 5.8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Somerset School)44.126.1
 18%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (North Plainfield School District)44.126.1
 18%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Somerset School)22.415.6
 6.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (North Plainfield School District)22.415.6
 6.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students516530
 2.7%
African American10179
 21.8%
American Indian22
Asian2010
 50%
Hispanic335386
 15.2%
Pacific Islander00
White5743
 24.6%
Two or More Races110
 900%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55%72.6%
 17.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Somerset School

Students who attend Somerset School usually go on to attend North Plainfield High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 530 students attended Somerset School.

Students at Somerset School are 73% Hispanic, 15% African American, 8% White, 2% Asian, 2% Two or more races.


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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.

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