Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

Summary:

Charles H. Stillman Elementary School is a public elementary school serving grades K-4 in Plainfield, New Jersey, with a student population of 354 that is predominantly Hispanic (95.76%). 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.

Charles H. Stillman Elementary School consistently ranks among the lowest-performing elementary schools in New Jersey, ranking 1292 out of 1342 in the 2022-2023 school year. Its proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Mathematics are significantly lower than the state and district averages, with only 9.7% of 3rd graders and 3.8% of 4th graders proficient in ELA, compared to the state averages of 42% and 51.3%, respectively. The school has also experienced a concerning increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 5.1% in 2018-2019 to 14.9% in 2021-2022, which is much higher than the state average. Additionally, 93.79% of the school's students qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a predominantly economically disadvantaged population.

When comparing Charles H. Stillman Elementary School to other nearby schools in the Plainfield Public School District, it consistently performs worse academically. For example, Emerson Community School had significantly higher proficiency rates in ELA and Mathematics than Charles H. Stillman in 2022-2023. The school's spending per student in 2018-2019 was $8,813, which is lower than the spending at some of the nearby schools, such as Clinton Elementary ($10,979) and Cedarbrook Elementary ($9,658), which could be a contributing factor to the school's academic struggles.


Detail:

Public K-4

 201 W Fourth St
       Plainfield, NJ  07062-4235


(908) 731-4240

District: Plainfield Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
1292nd of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,813 Help


Students who attend Charles H. Stillman Elementary School usually attend:

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

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  354

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
95.8%
African American:
2.5%
White:
1.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  93.8% Help


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Compare Details Charles H. Stillman Elementary School ranks worse than 96.3% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks last 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 7.03. (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 Charles H. Stillman Elementary School has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Plainfield Public School District. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (95.8%), African American (2.5%), White (1.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 93.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Plainfield Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School is 14.2. 4 elementary schools in the Plainfield Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Charles H. Stillman Elementary School employs 24.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School is $8,813, which is the lowest among 9 elementary schools in the Plainfield Public School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Charles H. Stillman Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Charles H. Stillman Elementary School 1292nd of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See Charles H. Stillman Elementary 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 Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 15.67 1020th 1204 15.3%
2004 19.29 1103rd 1298 15.0%
2005 3.52 1250th 1303 4.1%
2006 0.96 1284th 1314 2.3%
2007 3.27 1287th 1329 3.2%
2008 1.28 1319th 1338 1.4%
2009 4.55 1285th 1346 4.5%
2010 2.98 1314th 1354 3.0%
2011 1.85 1337th 1360 1.7%
2012 3.18 1315th 1363 3.5%
2013 6.89 1271st 1367 7.0%
2014 6.89 1276th 1363 6.4%
2015 8.83 1255th 1357 7.5%
2016 4.77 1299th 1346 3.5%
2017 3.79 1320th 1352 2.4%
2018 2.96 1336th 1353 1.3%
2019 1.91 1359th 1360 0.1%
2022 15.95 1136th 1345 15.5%
2023 7.03 1292nd 1342 3.7%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.39 389th 434 10.4%
2019 12.86 432nd 463 6.7%
2022 33.31 306th 489 37.4%
2023 25.19 400th 499 19.8%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.19 739th 1001 26.2%
2019 14.05 915th 1007 9.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.14 921st 942 2.2%
2019 6.73 835th 948 11.9%
2022 41.42 483rd 863 44.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.43 1280th 1333 4.0%
2019 1.35 1310th 1331 1.6%
2022 14.17 1141st 1326 14.0%
2023 5.93 1261st 1318 4.3%
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Rank History for Male students at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.82 1307th 1334 2.0%
2019 4.33 1287th 1335 3.6%
2022 20.21 1036th 1324 21.8%
2023 9.53 1217th 1315 7.5%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 8.60 794th 870 8.7%
2019 4.87 833rd 899 7.3%
2023 17.51 846th 982 13.8%
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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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Enrollment information for Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 3 213 0 66 0 n/a n/a 0 282
1989 0 211 0 55 0 n/a n/a 0 266
1990 4 258 0 48 0 n/a n/a 0 310
1991 4 218 0 52 0 n/a n/a 0 274
1992 2 212 0 42 0 n/a n/a 0 256
1993 0 189 0 40 0 n/a n/a 0 229
1994 0 208 0 89 0 n/a n/a 0 297
1995 1 183 1 66 7 n/a n/a 0 258
1996 1 183 1 66 7 n/a n/a 0 258
1998 0 192 8 83 0 n/a n/a 0 283
1999 0 188 4 85 0 n/a n/a 0 277
2000 35 182 4 78 0 n/a n/a 0 299
2001 0 155 2 82 0 n/a n/a 0 239
2002 0 148 0 116 0 n/a n/a 0 264
2003 0 148 0 116 0 n/a n/a 0 264
2004 1 137 0 124 0 n/a n/a 0 262
2005 0 137 0 150 0 n/a n/a 0 287
2006 0 123 0 137 0 n/a n/a 0 260
2007 0 114 0 145 0 n/a n/a 0 259
2008 0 95 0 166 0 n/a n/a 0 261
2009 2 81 0 157 0 2 0 0 242
2010 0 95 0 179 0 0 0 0 274
2011 1 86 0 185 0 0 1 0 273
2012 1 80 0 198 0 0 1 0 280
2013 1 73 0 256 0 0 1 0 331
2014 0 55 0 268 0 0 0 0 323
2015 0 38 0 278 0 0 0 0 316
2016 0 30 1 285 0 0 1 0 317
2017 0 26 1 287 0 0 1 0 315
2018 0 24 2 283 0 0 1 0 310
2019 0 8 1 301 0 0 1 0 311
2020 0 8 0 358 0 0 1 0 367
2021 0 17 1 400 0 0 0 0 418
2022 0 9 0 374 0 0 1 0 384
2023 4 9 0 339 0 0 2 0 354

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 Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 282 15.0 18.8 n/a
1989 266 17.0 15.6 n/a
1990 310 16.0 19.3 67.4
1991 274 14.0 19.5 63.9
1992 256 15.0 17.0 87.1
1993 229 14.0 16.4 92.6
1994 297 16.0 18.6 77.8
1995 258 17.0 15.2 85.7
1996 258 17.0 15.2 85.7
1998 283 18.0 15.7 87.6
1999 277 18.0 15.4 93.5
2000 299 20.5 14.6 93.3
2001 239 20.7 11.5 95.4
2002 264 27.5 9.6 94.7
2003 264 27.5 9.6 94.7
2004 262 23.5 11.1 94.3
2005 287 24.5 11.7 n/a
2006 260 25.5 10.2 96.5
2007 259 26.0 10.0 96.5
2008 261 26.0 10.0 97.7
2009 242 19.9 10.5 84.7
2010 274 20.0 13.7 93.4
2011 273 23.0 11.8 83.5
2012 280 22.9 12.1 90
2013 331 21.0 15.7 97.6
2014 323 27.0 11.9 96
2015 316 20.0 15.8 93.7
2016 317 22.0 14.4 92.7
2017 315 25.5 12.3 94.6
2018 310 22.0 14.0 94.2
2019 311 23.5 13.2 89.4
2020 367 26.0 14.0 93.2
2021 418 26.0 16.0 89.2
2022 384 22.5 17.0 86.2
2023 354 24.8 14.2 93.8

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 Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 282 15.0 18.8 n/a
1989 266 17.0 15.6 n/a
1990 310 16.0 19.3 67.4
1991 274 14.0 19.5 63.9
1992 256 15.0 17.0 87.1
1993 229 14.0 16.4 92.6
1994 297 16.0 18.6 77.8
1995 258 17.0 15.2 85.7
1996 258 17.0 15.2 85.7
1998 283 18.0 15.7 87.6
1999 277 18.0 15.4 93.5
2000 299 20.5 14.6 93.3
2001 239 20.7 11.5 95.4
2002 264 27.5 9.6 94.7
2003 264 27.5 9.6 94.7
2004 262 23.5 11.1 94.3
2005 287 24.5 11.7 n/a
2006 260 25.5 10.2 96.5
2007 259 26.0 10.0 96.5
2008 261 26.0 10.0 97.7
2009 242 19.9 10.5 84.7
2010 274 20.0 13.7 93.4
2011 273 23.0 11.8 83.5
2012 280 22.9 12.1 90
2013 331 21.0 15.7 97.6
2014 323 27.0 11.9 96
2015 316 20.0 15.8 93.7
2016 317 22.0 14.4 92.7
2017 315 25.5 12.3 94.6
2018 310 22.0 14.0 94.2
2019 311 23.5 13.2 89.4
2020 367 26.0 14.0 93.2
2021 418 26.0 16.0 89.2
2022 384 22.5 17.0 86.2
2023 354 24.8 14.2 93.8

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 Charles H. Stillman Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $613 (7.0%) $8,200 (93.0%) $8,813

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Charles H. Stillman 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 1359th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 1292nd of 1342 Elementary schools
 3.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Charles H. Stillman Elementary School)4.99.7
 4.8%
   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 (Charles H. Stillman Elementary School)12.115.3
 3.2%
   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 (Charles H. Stillman Elementary School)12.33.8
 8.5%
   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 (Charles H. Stillman Elementary School)4.813.8
 9%
   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 (Charles H. Stillman Elementary School)1514.3
 0.7%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Plainfield Public School District)25.224.1
 1.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.949.6
 8.3%
5th Grade Mathematics (Charles H. Stillman Elementary School)40
 4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Plainfield Public School District)17.111.6
 5.5%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.836
 10.8%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students311354
 13.8%
African American89
 12.5%
American Indian00
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic301339
 12.6%
Pacific Islander00
White04
Two or More Races12
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.4%93.8%
 4.4%


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Students at Charles H. Stillman Elementary School are 96% Hispanic, 3% African American, 1% White.

Charles H. Stillman Elementary School ranks in the bottom 3.7% of New Jersey elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 354 students attended Charles H. Stillman Elementary School.


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