Stony Brook School

Summary:

Stony Brook School is an elementary school in North Plainfield, New Jersey, serving 251 students from pre-kindergarten to 4th grade. It is part of the North Plainfield School District, which is ranked 568 out of 615 school districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Stony Brook School faces significant challenges, consistently ranking in the bottom 10% of New Jersey elementary schools, with low academic performance on standardized tests. In 2022-2023, only 23.4% of 3rd-grade students and 17.3% of 4th-grade students were proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 42% and 51.3%, respectively. The school also has a high rate of chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.0% in 2016-2017 to 16.6% in 2021-2022, which is notably higher than the state average and other nearby schools in the district. Additionally, 81.67% of Stony Brook School's students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a very high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds.

While Stony Brook School and the other nearby schools in the North Plainfield School District share similar demographic characteristics and low academic performance, Stony Brook School consistently ranks at the bottom of the group. This suggests that there may be unique challenges or factors specific to Stony Brook School that contribute to its underperformance. However, the school's low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 8.6 to 9.5 in recent years, could be leveraged as a strength to provide more individualized attention and targeted interventions to address the academic and social-emotional needs of the students.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 269 Grove Street
       North Plainfield, NJ  07060-4005


(908) 769-6063

District: North Plainfield School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1217th of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,043 Help


Students who attend Stony Brook School usually attend:

Middle:    North Plainfield Middle School
    Somerset School
High:    North Plainfield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  9.2 Help
Number of students:  251

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
84.9%
White:
6.0%
African American:
6.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  81.7% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Stony Brook School ranks worse than 90.7% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last among 3 ranked elementary schools in the North Plainfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.46. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Stony Brook School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the North Plainfield School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (84.9%), African American (6%), White (6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 81.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the North Plainfield School District. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Stony Brook School is 9.2, which is the lowest among 3 elementary schools in the North Plainfield School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Stony Brook School is $13,043, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the North Plainfield School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Stony Brook School:

SchoolDigger ranks Stony Brook School 1217th of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Stony Brook School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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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Rank History for Stony Brook School

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Rank History for all students at Stony Brook School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 23.67 950th 1204 21.1%
2004 4.01 1232nd 1298 5.1%
2005 6.28 1221st 1303 6.3%
2006 19.46 1133rd 1314 13.8%
2007 9.57 1214th 1329 8.7%
2008 5.16 1275th 1338 4.7%
2009 8.94 1241st 1346 7.8%
2010 9.47 1242nd 1354 8.3%
2011 8.12 1256th 1360 7.6%
2012 9.87 1243rd 1363 8.8%
2013 8.64 1250th 1367 8.6%
2014 4.78 1291st 1363 5.3%
2015 11.69 1222nd 1357 9.9%
2016 11.92 1196th 1346 11.1%
2017 14.47 1166th 1352 13.8%
2018 7.00 1278th 1353 5.5%
2019 9.48 1248th 1360 8.2%
2021 12.59 1164th 1317 11.6%
2022 14.46 1164th 1345 13.5%
2023 11.46 1217th 1342 9.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Stony Brook School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 16.10 416th 463 10.2%
2022 29.49 341st 489 30.3%
2023 40.71 249th 499 50.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Stony Brook School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 18.27 822nd 1001 17.9%
2019 10.96 963rd 1007 4.4%
2021 43.30 430th 868 50.5%
2022 15.95 853rd 949 10.1%
2023 20.09 764th 958 20.3%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Stony Brook School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.36 843rd 942 10.5%
2019 21.58 745th 948 21.4%
2021 22.97 690th 839 17.8%
2022 34.69 555th 863 35.7%
2023 22.47 721st 910 20.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Stony Brook School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.52 1212th 1333 9.1%
2019 8.79 1222nd 1331 8.2%
2021 10.30 1206th 1290 6.5%
2022 15.45 1116th 1326 15.8%
2023 14.96 1121st 1318 14.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Stony Brook School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.59 1241st 1334 7.0%
2019 11.89 1185th 1335 11.2%
2021 18.35 1034th 1297 20.3%
2022 15.32 1113th 1324 15.9%
2023 9.94 1205th 1315 8.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Stony Brook School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.33 414th 517 19.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Stony Brook School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.23 710th 870 18.4%
2019 23.55 691st 899 23.1%
2021 31.25 654th 896 27.0%
2022 25.20 718th 953 24.7%
2023 17.82 840th 982 14.5%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Stony Brook School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 223 10 5 41 0 n/a n/a 0 279
1989 193 12 6 41 0 n/a n/a 0 252
1990 178 13 10 48 1 n/a n/a 0 250
1991 189 14 13 67 3 n/a n/a 0 286
1992 162 16 15 92 1 n/a n/a 0 286
1993 165 23 13 100 1 n/a n/a 0 302
1994 144 26 10 134 0 n/a n/a 0 314
1995 123 32 10 171 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1996 123 32 10 171 0 n/a n/a 0 336
1998 116 45 5 212 0 n/a n/a 0 378
1999 110 40 7 200 0 n/a n/a 0 357
2000 109 40 15 214 0 n/a n/a 0 378
2001 93 62 15 216 0 n/a n/a 0 386
2002 60 70 23 223 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2003 60 70 23 223 0 n/a n/a 0 376
2004 56 69 26 198 0 n/a n/a 0 349
2005 36 42 12 145 0 n/a n/a 0 235
2006 45 49 14 152 0 n/a n/a 0 260
2007 39 59 8 149 0 n/a n/a 0 255
2008 37 59 12 160 0 n/a n/a 0 268
2009 33 51 12 162 0 0 2 0 260
2010 28 43 11 179 0 0 2 0 263
2011 22 51 11 170 0 0 2 0 256
2012 20 43 8 179 0 0 1 0 251
2013 18 44 7 195 0 0 1 0 265
2014 18 44 9 195 1 0 2 0 269
2015 19 46 8 184 1 0 2 0 260
2016 20 46 5 180 1 0 1 0 253
2017 18 49 8 164 3 0 1 0 243
2018 15 39 12 174 3 0 2 0 245
2019 17 40 13 179 2 0 2 0 253
2020 21 31 11 179 2 0 1 0 245
2021 19 26 12 185 2 0 3 0 247
2022 18 19 10 184 0 0 2 0 233
2023 15 15 7 213 0 0 1 0 251

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 Stony Brook School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 279 13.0 21.4 n/a
1989 252 13.0 19.3 n/a
1990 250 12.0 20.8 10.4
1991 286 13.0 22.0 15
1992 286 21.0 13.6 24.8
1993 302 19.5 15.5 31.5
1994 314 22.0 14.3 37.3
1995 336 24.8 13.5 37.5
1996 336 24.8 13.5 37.5
1998 378 29.0 13.0 42.9
1999 357 27.1 13.2 30.8
2000 378 26.5 14.3 53.2
2001 386 26.8 14.4 52.3
2002 376 30.0 12.5 50.8
2003 376 30.0 12.5 50.8
2004 349 30.0 11.6 53.9
2005 235 22.0 10.7 n/a
2006 260 21.0 12.4 60
2007 255 21.0 12.1 62.4
2008 268 18.0 14.9 60.8
2009 260 24.8 9.2 58.8
2010 263 15.0 17.5 62.4
2011 256 15.0 17.0 69.5
2012 251 17.3 14.4 72.5
2013 265 20.0 13.2 82.3
2014 269 18.0 14.9 81.4
2015 260 21.0 12.3 84.2
2016 253 20.0 12.6 82.2
2017 243 19.0 12.7 73.3
2018 245 20.0 12.2 77.6
2019 253 21.0 12.0 55.7
2020 245 26.0 9.4 72.2
2021 247 26.0 9.5 67.6
2022 233 27.0 8.6 75.1
2023 251 27.0 9.2 81.7

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 Stony Brook School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 279 13.0 21.4 n/a
1989 252 13.0 19.3 n/a
1990 250 12.0 20.8 10.4
1991 286 13.0 22.0 15
1992 286 21.0 13.6 24.8
1993 302 19.5 15.5 31.5
1994 314 22.0 14.3 37.3
1995 336 24.8 13.5 37.5
1996 336 24.8 13.5 37.5
1998 378 29.0 13.0 42.9
1999 357 27.1 13.2 30.8
2000 378 26.5 14.3 53.2
2001 386 26.8 14.4 52.3
2002 376 30.0 12.5 50.8
2003 376 30.0 12.5 50.8
2004 349 30.0 11.6 53.9
2005 235 22.0 10.7 n/a
2006 260 21.0 12.4 60
2007 255 21.0 12.1 62.4
2008 268 18.0 14.9 60.8
2009 260 24.8 9.2 58.8
2010 263 15.0 17.5 62.4
2011 256 15.0 17.0 69.5
2012 251 17.3 14.4 72.5
2013 265 20.0 13.2 82.3
2014 269 18.0 14.9 81.4
2015 260 21.0 12.3 84.2
2016 253 20.0 12.6 82.2
2017 243 19.0 12.7 73.3
2018 245 20.0 12.2 77.6
2019 253 21.0 12.0 55.7
2020 245 26.0 9.4 72.2
2021 247 26.0 9.5 67.6
2022 233 27.0 8.6 75.1
2023 251 27.0 9.2 81.7

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 Stony Brook School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $923 (7.1%) $12,120 (92.9%) $13,043

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Stony Brook 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.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1248th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1217th of 1342 Elementary schools
 1.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Stony Brook School)17.423.4
 6%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (North Plainfield School District)26.923.5
 3.4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Stony Brook School)30.622.4
 8.2%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (North Plainfield School District)33.321.6
 11.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Stony Brook School)27.917.3
 10.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (North Plainfield School District)39.627.4
 12.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Stony Brook School)25.44.4
 21%
   4th Grade Mathematics (North Plainfield School District)31.615.1
 16.5%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students253251
 0.8%
African American4015
 62.5%
American Indian20
 100%
Asian137
 46.2%
Hispanic179213
 19%
Pacific Islander00
White1715
 11.8%
Two or More Races21
 50%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients55.7%81.7%
 25.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Stony Brook School

In the 2022-23 school year, 251 students attended Stony Brook School.

Students who attend Stony Brook School usually go on to attend:

Middle : North Plainfield Middle School
Middle : Somerset School
High : North Plainfield High School

Stony Brook School ranks in the bottom 9.3% of New Jersey elementary schools.

Students at Stony Brook School are 85% Hispanic, 6% White, 6% African American, 3% Asian.


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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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