Evergreen Elementary School

Summary:

Evergreen Elementary School is a public elementary school in Plainfield, New Jersey, serving 602 students from kindergarten to 5th grade. The school is part of the Plainfield Public School District, which is ranked 564 out of 615 school districts in the state and has a 0-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Evergreen Elementary School faces significant challenges, with a student population that is 93.52% Hispanic and consistently low academic performance, ranking in the bottom 10% of New Jersey elementary schools. The school's NJSLA assessment scores are well below state and district averages, and it has experienced a sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 6.6% in 2016-2017 to 22.1% in 2021-2022. Additionally, 87.04% of Evergreen's students receive free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage. Nearby schools within the Plainfield Public School District, such as Emerson Community School, Charles H. Stillman Elementary School, and Cedarbrook Elementary School, also perform poorly on academic measures and have high rates of chronic absenteeism and free/reduced lunch recipients, suggesting that the challenges faced by Evergreen Elementary School are not unique but are systemic within the district.

Despite the low academic performance, Evergreen Elementary School has a relatively high per-student spending of $9,188, which is higher than the state average. This suggests that simply increasing funding may not be the sole solution, and more targeted and effective interventions are needed to address the root causes of the school's underperformance and support the academic and social-emotional needs of its diverse student population. The persistent low ranking and lack of improvement over time, coupled with the disparities in student subgroup performance, highlight the urgent need for a comprehensive and sustained approach to improve the educational outcomes at Evergreen Elementary School.


Detail:

Public K-5

 1033 Evergreen Ave
       Plainfield, NJ  07060-2613


(908) 731-4260

District: Plainfield Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1243rd of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,188 Help


Students who attend Evergreen Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  15.6 Help
Number of students:  602

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
93.5%
African American:
5.6%
Asian:
0.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  87% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Evergreen Elementary School ranks worse than 92.6% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 6th among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Plainfield Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.13. (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 (93.5%), African American (5.6%), Asian (0.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 87% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Evergreen Elementary School is 15.6, which is the highest among 9 elementary schools in the Plainfield Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Evergreen Elementary School employs 38.5 full-time teachers.
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Evergreen Elementary School is $9,188. 7 elementary schools in the Plainfield Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Evergreen Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Evergreen Elementary School 1243rd of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Evergreen Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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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 Evergreen Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Evergreen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 20.25 980th 1204 18.6%
2004 12.10 1153rd 1298 11.2%
2005 5.57 1230th 1303 5.6%
2006 5.78 1225th 1314 6.8%
2007 6.74 1240th 1329 6.7%
2008 18.29 1163rd 1338 13.1%
2009 14.28 1185th 1346 12.0%
2010 10.99 1227th 1354 9.4%
2011 13.31 1213th 1360 10.8%
2012 7.92 1264th 1363 7.3%
2013 13.28 1217th 1367 11.0%
2014 16.32 1175th 1363 13.8%
2015 14.45 1181st 1357 13.0%
2016 12.03 1195th 1346 11.2%
2017 13.09 1183rd 1352 12.5%
2018 10.43 1218th 1353 10.0%
2019 10.50 1235th 1360 9.2%
2022 10.19 1240th 1345 7.8%
2023 10.13 1243rd 1342 7.4%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Evergreen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.83 290th 434 33.2%
2019 31.25 313th 463 32.4%
2022 29.91 336th 489 31.3%
2023 31.96 338th 499 32.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Evergreen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.74 837th 1001 16.4%
2019 24.80 733rd 1007 27.2%
2023 19.13 776th 958 19.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Evergreen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 28.72 742nd 942 21.2%
2019 34.15 618th 948 34.8%
2022 23.30 677th 863 21.6%
2023 24.08 699th 910 23.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Evergreen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.43 1183rd 1333 11.3%
2019 13.35 1171st 1331 12.0%
2022 9.67 1219th 1326 8.1%
2023 10.22 1202nd 1318 8.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Evergreen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.10 1200th 1334 10.0%
2019 10.85 1199th 1335 10.2%
2022 12.96 1169th 1324 11.7%
2023 11.91 1168th 1315 11.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Evergreen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.76 374th 517 27.7%
2019 38.13 344th 522 34.1%
2022 13.29 478th 494 3.2%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Evergreen Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 22.33 682nd 870 21.6%
2019 21.61 706th 899 21.5%
2022 19.75 788th 953 17.3%
2023 18.11 837th 982 14.8%
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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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Data source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Evergreen Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 25 333 0 84 1 n/a n/a 0 443
1989 16 352 3 67 4 n/a n/a 0 442
1990 15 385 3 85 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1991 11 426 5 63 0 n/a n/a 0 505
1992 10 426 5 70 0 n/a n/a 0 511
1993 13 419 5 101 0 n/a n/a 0 538
1994 8 471 4 96 0 n/a n/a 0 579
1995 5 470 0 95 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1996 5 470 0 95 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1998 5 451 0 85 0 n/a n/a 0 541
1999 2 394 2 113 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2000 0 423 4 140 0 n/a n/a 0 567
2001 0 370 2 143 0 n/a n/a 0 515
2002 3 304 3 217 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2003 3 304 3 217 0 n/a n/a 0 527
2004 3 281 3 216 0 n/a n/a 0 503
2005 5 259 0 247 0 n/a n/a 0 511
2006 3 223 2 245 0 n/a n/a 0 473
2007 0 167 1 220 0 n/a n/a 0 388
2008 1 182 2 235 0 n/a n/a 0 420
2009 3 161 2 249 0 0 1 0 416
2010 9 181 1 341 0 0 3 0 535
2011 6 176 0 369 0 3 1 0 555
2012 5 145 1 416 0 3 2 0 572
2013 7 133 2 426 0 3 1 0 572
2014 6 93 3 458 0 3 2 0 565
2015 9 112 3 490 0 2 2 0 618
2016 7 112 2 545 0 1 1 0 668
2017 6 83 1 485 0 0 2 0 577
2018 6 68 0 474 1 0 1 0 550
2019 3 59 0 466 1 0 2 0 531
2020 2 43 1 560 0 1 1 0 608
2021 2 60 2 599 0 0 0 0 663
2022 2 41 3 563 0 0 1 0 610
2023 1 34 3 563 1 0 0 0 602

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 Evergreen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 443 23.0 19.2 n/a
1989 442 31.0 14.2 n/a
1990 488 29.0 16.8 53.5
1991 505 29.0 17.4 58.6
1992 511 31.0 16.4 65.8
1993 538 29.0 18.6 64.5
1994 579 26.0 22.3 61.1
1995 570 32.0 17.8 65.1
1996 570 32.0 17.8 65.1
1998 541 33.0 16.4 61.4
1999 511 31.0 16.5 68.3
2000 567 37.0 15.3 69.5
2001 515 37.2 13.8 73
2002 527 44.0 12.0 72.9
2003 527 44.0 12.0 72.9
2004 503 38.0 13.2 72.2
2005 511 36.0 14.2 n/a
2006 473 40.0 11.8 67
2007 388 39.0 9.9 86.1
2008 420 38.0 11.1 78.1
2009 416 33.8 10.7 73.1
2010 535 33.0 16.2 82.4
2011 555 35.0 15.8 85.8
2012 572 35.4 16.1 87.4
2013 572 37.0 15.4 92.5
2014 565 41.0 13.7 94.9
2015 618 39.0 15.8 90.8
2016 668 40.0 16.7 86.7
2017 577 36.0 16.0 90.1
2018 550 38.0 14.4 90.7
2019 531 41.2 12.8 89.8
2020 608 39.0 15.5 79.1
2021 663 41.0 16.1 80.7
2022 610 36.5 16.7 82.6
2023 602 38.5 15.6 87

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 Evergreen Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 443 23.0 19.2 n/a
1989 442 31.0 14.2 n/a
1990 488 29.0 16.8 53.5
1991 505 29.0 17.4 58.6
1992 511 31.0 16.4 65.8
1993 538 29.0 18.6 64.5
1994 579 26.0 22.3 61.1
1995 570 32.0 17.8 65.1
1996 570 32.0 17.8 65.1
1998 541 33.0 16.4 61.4
1999 511 31.0 16.5 68.3
2000 567 37.0 15.3 69.5
2001 515 37.2 13.8 73
2002 527 44.0 12.0 72.9
2003 527 44.0 12.0 72.9
2004 503 38.0 13.2 72.2
2005 511 36.0 14.2 n/a
2006 473 40.0 11.8 67
2007 388 39.0 9.9 86.1
2008 420 38.0 11.1 78.1
2009 416 33.8 10.7 73.1
2010 535 33.0 16.2 82.4
2011 555 35.0 15.8 85.8
2012 572 35.4 16.1 87.4
2013 572 37.0 15.4 92.5
2014 565 41.0 13.7 94.9
2015 618 39.0 15.8 90.8
2016 668 40.0 16.7 86.7
2017 577 36.0 16.0 90.1
2018 550 38.0 14.4 90.7
2019 531 41.2 12.8 89.8
2020 608 39.0 15.5 79.1
2021 663 41.0 16.1 80.7
2022 610 36.5 16.7 82.6
2023 602 38.5 15.6 87

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Evergreen Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $181 (2.0%) $9,007 (98.0%) $9,188

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Evergreen Elementary 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 1235th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1243rd of 1342 Elementary schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Evergreen Elementary School)27.515.6
 11.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Plainfield Public School District)21.417.4
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Evergreen Elementary School)22.425.7
 3.3%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Plainfield Public School District)26.322.2
 4.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Evergreen Elementary School)35.212.1
 23.1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Plainfield Public School District)25.720.1
 5.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Evergreen Elementary School)28.920.7
 8.2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Plainfield Public School District)18.619.4
 0.8%
   4th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)5144.3
 6.7%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Evergreen Elementary School)24.811.7
 13.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Plainfield Public School District)25.219.7
 5.5%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Evergreen Elementary School)16.24
 12.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Plainfield Public School District)17.111.8
 5.3%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students531602
 13.4%
African American5934
 42.4%
American Indian11
Asian03
Hispanic466563
 20.8%
Pacific Islander00
White31
 66.7%
Two or More Races20
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.8%87%
 2.8%


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Evergreen Elementary School ranks in the bottom 7.4% of New Jersey elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 602 students attended Evergreen Elementary School.

Students at Evergreen Elementary School are 94% Hispanic, 6% African American.


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