Hubbard Middle School

Summary:

Hubbard Middle School is a public middle school located in Plainfield, New Jersey, serving 775 students in grades 6-8. The school is part of the Plainfield Public School District, which is ranked 564 out of 615 districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hubbard Middle School consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of New Jersey middle schools, receiving a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger and significantly underperforming academically compared to nearby schools like Quibbletown Middle School, Valley View School, and Terrill Middle School. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, the percentage of students proficient or better in English Language Arts ranged from 12.3% to 17.2% at Hubbard, compared to 26.3% to 60.1% at the nearby schools. The school also faces concerning issues with chronic absenteeism, which has risen from 10.9% in 2017-2018 to 32.5% in 2020-2021.

Hubbard Middle School serves a predominantly Hispanic student population, with 85.94% of students identifying as Hispanic in the 2022-2023 school year. This is in contrast to the more diverse racial compositions of the nearby schools. Additionally, the school has a very high percentage of students from low-socioeconomic backgrounds, with 90.84% of students qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch. These factors suggest that the school may require additional funding and resources to address the unique needs of its student population and implement targeted interventions to improve academic performance and attendance.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 661 W Eighth St
       Plainfield, NJ  07060-2233


(908) 731-4320

District: Plainfield Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
694th of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,716 Help


Students who attend Hubbard Middle School usually attend:

High:    Plainfield Academy For The Arts & Advanced Studies
    Plainfield High School

Feeder schools for Hubbard Middle School:

Elementary:    Cedarbrook Elementary School
    Charles H. Stillman Elementary School
    Clinton Elementary School
    Jefferson Elementary School
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Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  775

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
85.9%
African American:
13.2%
Asian:
0.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  90.8% Help


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Compare Details Hubbard Middle School ranks worse than 92.8% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.34. (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 Racial makeup is: Hispanic (85.9%), African American (13.2%), Asian (0.5%). (See more...)
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Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hubbard Middle School is 13.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hubbard Middle School is $7,716.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Hubbard Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Hubbard Middle School 694th of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Hubbard Middle School in the ranking list.)

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Plainfield Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Plainfield Public School District 564th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hubbard Middle School

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Rank History for all students at Hubbard Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 2.32 550th 574 4.2%
2004 2.66 555th 588 5.6%
2005 3.09 565th 599 5.7%
2006 2.18 589th 615 4.2%
2007 4.01 598th 631 5.2%
2008 3.30 612th 640 4.4%
2009 2.74 640th 664 3.6%
2010 3.42 647th 677 4.4%
2011 2.25 663rd 684 3.1%
2012 1.76 663rd 677 2.1%
2013 2.32 682nd 704 3.1%
2014 2.55 683rd 717 4.7%
2015 9.81 659th 713 7.6%
2016 13.10 626th 713 12.2%
2017 12.48 625th 712 12.2%
2018 8.78 660th 716 7.8%
2019 9.43 678th 745 9.0%
2022 11.15 700th 745 6.0%
2023 11.34 694th 748 7.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Hubbard Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.64 164th 202 18.8%
2019 26.61 171st 227 24.7%
2022 28.44 207th 270 23.3%
2023 31.72 206th 288 28.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hubbard Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.78 379th 471 19.5%
2019 15.88 471st 492 4.3%
2022 23.07 454th 535 15.1%
2023 27.38 392nd 505 22.4%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hubbard Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.75 442nd 522 15.3%
2019 20.20 433rd 541 20.0%
2022 17.67 463rd 549 15.7%
2023 21.28 462nd 568 18.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Hubbard Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 7.82 638th 680 6.2%
2019 6.81 674th 703 4.1%
2022 11.88 671st 726 7.6%
2023 11.98 659th 720 8.5%
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Rank History for Male students at Hubbard Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 9.64 626th 675 7.3%
2019 11.95 621st 697 10.9%
2022 10.75 690th 730 5.5%
2023 12.17 661st 718 7.9%
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Rank History for African American students at Hubbard Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 20.02 261st 326 19.9%
2019 23.63 272nd 326 16.6%
2022 31.38 262nd 356 26.4%
2023 21.39 324th 361 10.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hubbard Middle School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.04 461st 504 8.5%
2019 14.16 475th 524 9.4%
2022 13.87 554th 591 6.3%
2023 17.33 519th 587 11.6%
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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 Hubbard Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 9 427 3 23 1 n/a n/a 0 463
1989 7 398 5 42 1 n/a n/a 0 453
1990 3 382 7 15 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1991 9 377 3 26 0 n/a n/a 0 415
1992 5 403 4 26 0 n/a n/a 0 438
1993 3 414 7 25 0 n/a n/a 0 449
1994 6 424 5 44 0 n/a n/a 0 479
1995 0 426 0 46 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1996 0 426 0 46 0 n/a n/a 0 472
1998 2 493 0 60 0 n/a n/a 0 555
1999 8 643 1 79 0 n/a n/a 0 731
2000 6 647 3 95 0 n/a n/a 0 751
2001 6 606 3 74 2 n/a n/a 0 691
2002 3 593 3 132 0 n/a n/a 0 731
2003 3 593 3 132 0 n/a n/a 0 731
2004 2 533 5 141 0 n/a n/a 0 681
2005 2 571 4 166 0 n/a n/a 0 743
2006 1 499 5 192 0 n/a n/a 0 697
2007 1 408 4 228 0 n/a n/a 0 641
2008 3 361 4 219 0 n/a n/a 0 587
2009 3 279 3 234 0 0 0 0 519
2010 4 160 2 184 0 0 0 0 350
2011 1 141 2 207 1 1 1 0 354
2012 0 121 1 202 0 0 0 0 324
2013 0 178 1 272 0 0 1 0 452
2014 2 152 0 316 0 0 2 0 472
2015 2 155 0 395 1 1 2 0 556
2016 1 137 1 411 2 1 2 0 555
2017 2 162 0 473 2 2 3 0 644
2018 3 165 1 575 1 1 3 0 749
2019 6 139 1 568 0 1 0 0 715
2020 5 122 0 634 0 0 1 0 762
2021 4 133 0 607 0 0 2 0 746
2022 1 118 1 684 0 0 0 0 804
2023 3 102 4 666 0 0 0 0 775

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 Hubbard Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 463 41.0 11.2 n/a
1989 453 41.0 11.0 n/a
1990 407 41.0 9.9 53.1
1991 415 37.0 11.2 45.8
1992 438 38.0 11.5 51.6
1993 449 38.0 11.8 63.7
1994 479 39.0 12.3 48
1995 472 41.0 11.5 61
1996 472 41.0 11.5 61
1998 555 39.0 14.2 52.4
1999 731 47.0 15.6 41.2
2000 751 48.0 15.6 56.3
2001 691 48.3 14.3 79.5
2002 731 64.0 11.4 79.9
2003 731 64.0 11.4 79.9
2004 681 62.0 11.0 60.2
2005 743 60.0 12.4 n/a
2006 697 62.0 11.2 72.6
2007 641 60.0 10.7 52
2008 587 56.0 10.5 83.5
2009 519 59.8 7.5 77.8
2010 350 36.0 9.7 85.7
2011 354 31.0 11.4 89
2012 324 32.3 10.0 86.4
2013 452 36.1 12.5 87.8
2014 472 42.0 11.2 94.3
2015 556 44.0 12.6 89.6
2016 555 44.0 12.6 84.7
2017 644 45.0 14.3 87.6
2018 749 44.0 17.0 87
2019 715 50.0 14.3 87.7
2020 762 47.0 16.2 85.6
2021 746 47.0 15.8 79.4
2022 804 50.0 16.0 84.6
2023 775 57.0 13.5 90.8

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 Hubbard Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 463 41.0 11.2 n/a
1989 453 41.0 11.0 n/a
1990 407 41.0 9.9 53.1
1991 415 37.0 11.2 45.8
1992 438 38.0 11.5 51.6
1993 449 38.0 11.8 63.7
1994 479 39.0 12.3 48
1995 472 41.0 11.5 61
1996 472 41.0 11.5 61
1998 555 39.0 14.2 52.4
1999 731 47.0 15.6 41.2
2000 751 48.0 15.6 56.3
2001 691 48.3 14.3 79.5
2002 731 64.0 11.4 79.9
2003 731 64.0 11.4 79.9
2004 681 62.0 11.0 60.2
2005 743 60.0 12.4 n/a
2006 697 62.0 11.2 72.6
2007 641 60.0 10.7 52
2008 587 56.0 10.5 83.5
2009 519 59.8 7.5 77.8
2010 350 36.0 9.7 85.7
2011 354 31.0 11.4 89
2012 324 32.3 10.0 86.4
2013 452 36.1 12.5 87.8
2014 472 42.0 11.2 94.3
2015 556 44.0 12.6 89.6
2016 555 44.0 12.6 84.7
2017 644 45.0 14.3 87.6
2018 749 44.0 17.0 87
2019 715 50.0 14.3 87.7
2020 762 47.0 16.2 85.6
2021 746 47.0 15.8 79.4
2022 804 50.0 16.0 84.6
2023 775 57.0 13.5 90.8

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 Hubbard Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $269 (3.5%) $7,447 (96.5%) $7,716

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hubbard Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 678th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 694th of 748 Middle schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Hubbard Middle School)18.812.3
 6.5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Plainfield Public School District)20.520.6
 0.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Hubbard Middle School)9.511.1
 1.6%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Plainfield Public School District)10.411.8
 1.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Hubbard Middle School)21.917.2
 4.7%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Plainfield Public School District)29.719.6
 10.1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Hubbard Middle School)9.48.6
 0.8%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Plainfield Public School District)11.510.4
 1.1%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Hubbard Middle School)19.815.5
 4.3%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Plainfield Public School District)27.724
 3.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Hubbard Middle School)16.45.8
 10.6%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Plainfield Public School District)15.73.8
 11.9%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Hubbard Middle School)10086.6
 13.4%
   8th Grade Algebra I (Plainfield Public School District)71.434.9
 36.5%
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Hubbard Middle School)10086.6
 13.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Plainfield Public School District)20.515.4
 5.1%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students715775
 8.4%
African American139102
 26.6%
American Indian00
Asian14
 300%
Hispanic568666
 17.3%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White63
 50%
Two or More Races00
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients87.7%90.8%
 3.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 775 students attended Hubbard Middle School.

Hubbard Middle School ranks in the bottom 7.2% of New Jersey middle schools.

Students at Hubbard Middle School are 86% Hispanic, 13% African American.


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