South Plainfield High School

Public 9-12

 200 Lake St
       South Plainfield, NJ  07080-3627


 (908) 754-4620

District: South Plainfield Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
287th of 398 New Jersey High Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  12.8
Number of students:  1,088

Racial breakdown:

White:
52.0%
Hispanic:
20.4%
African American:
15.3%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  23.1%

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Updated Tuesday, February 2, 2016, based on the 2014-15 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2015, South Plainfield High School ranked worse than 72.1% of high schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2015 the calculated Average Standard Score was 29.26. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at South Plainfield High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (52%), Hispanic (20.4%), African American (15.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 23.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at South Plainfield High School is 12.8. (See more...)
Compare South Plainfield High School employs 84.7 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2015 Rankings:

South Plainfield High School:

SchoolDigger Ranks South Plainfield High School 287th of 398 New Jersey public high schools. (See South Plainfield High School in the ranking list.)

South Plainfield Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks South Plainfield Public Schools 288th of 610 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for South Plainfield High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 51.24 211th 343 38.5% 2 star ranking
2004 65.49 139th 348 60.1% 3 star ranking
2005 58.73 187th 351 46.7% 2 star ranking
2006 73.77 100th 357 72.0% 4 star ranking
2007 64.21 159th 361 56.0% 3 star ranking
2008 60.82 180th 359 49.9% 3 star ranking
2009 65.62 158th 370 57.3% 3 star ranking
2010 57.35 205th 371 44.7% 2 star ranking
2011 62.48 182nd 378 51.9% 3 star ranking
2012 61.36 196th 388 49.5% 2 star ranking
2013 67.65 153rd 396 61.4% 3 star ranking
2014 64.32 180th 409 56.0% 3 star ranking
2015 29.26 287th 398 27.9% 1 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: New Jersey Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

South Plainfield High School Test Scores

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Test score data source: New Jersey Department of Education

About the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers: The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of states that collaboratively developed a common set of assessments to measure student achievement and preparedness for college and careers.

The PARCC assessments were created to measure students' ability to apply their knowledge of concepts rather than memorizing facts. The PARCC assessments require students to solve problems using mathematical reasoning and to be able to model mathematical principles. In English Language Arts (ELA), students will be required to closely read multiple passages and to write essay responses in literary analysis, research tasks and narrative tasks. The assessments will also provide teachers and parents with valuable information on student progress to inform instruction and provide targeted student support in school and at home.

The PARCC assessments replaced NJASK (grades 3-8) and HSPA (high school) in 2014-15.

Source: Assessments - PARCC, New Jersey Department of Education
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Enrollment information for South Plainfield High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 798 63 52 52 0 n/a n/a 0 965
1989 719 70 50 52 0 n/a n/a 0 891
1990 697 64 57 58 1 n/a n/a 0 877
1991 687 72 56 48 4 n/a n/a 0 867
1992 723 93 61 49 3 n/a n/a 0 929
1993 707 82 53 57 3 n/a n/a 0 902
1994 677 99 67 76 0 n/a n/a 0 919
1995 644 89 63 86 1 n/a n/a 0 883
1996 644 89 63 86 1 n/a n/a 0 883
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
1998 640 85 78 101 0 n/a n/a 0 904
1999 650 112 87 89 0 n/a n/a 0 938
2000 677 129 96 92 1 n/a n/a 0 995
2001 699 131 103 97 9 n/a n/a 0 1039
2002 725 155 126 114 2 n/a n/a 0 1122
2003 725 155 126 114 2 n/a n/a 0 1122
2004 752 162 150 124 3 n/a n/a 0 1191
2005 754 194 114 149 2 n/a n/a 0 1213
2006 723 186 106 165 2 n/a n/a 0 1182
2007 723 186 106 165 2 n/a n/a 0 1182
2008 734 157 127 198 1 n/a n/a 0 1217
2009 731 144 78 203 2 61 0 0 1219
2010 718 136 90 232 0 45 0 0 1221
2011 691 144 98 232 1 25 1 0 1192
2012 655 163 106 237 2 12 3 0 1178
2013 605 158 116 230 2 3 3 0 1117
2014 566 167 127 222 1 3 2 0 1088

Test score 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 South Plainfield High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 965 88.0 10.9 n/a
1989 891 82.0 10.8 n/a
1990 877 88.0 9.9 1.4
1991 867 81.0 10.7 2.7
1992 929 81.0 11.4 4.4
1993 902 79.7 11.3 5.3
1994 919 77.0 11.9 6.1
1995 883 74.6 11.8 5.5
1996 883 74.6 11.8 5.5
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1998 904 74.4 12.2 6.4
1999 938 74.3 12.6 5.4
2000 995 79.3 12.5 9.2
2001 1039 79.7 13.0 8.1
2002 1122 85.4 13.1 5.5
2003 1122 85.4 13.1 5.5
2004 1191 90.4 13.2 6.9
2005 1213 91.8 13.2 n/a
2006 1182 91.8 12.9 7.8
2007 1182 93.0 12.7 7.9
2008 1217 81.0 15.0 13.5
2009 1219 88.8 11.9 14.2
2010 1221 81.0 15.0 19.2
2011 1192 81.0 14.7 18.8
2012 1178 90.6 12.9 21.9
2013 1117 85.8 13.0 23.2
2014 1088 84.7 12.8 23.1

Test score data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio South Plainfield High School

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 965 88.0 10.9 n/a
1989 891 82.0 10.8 n/a
1990 877 88.0 9.9 1.4
1991 867 81.0 10.7 2.7
1992 929 81.0 11.4 4.4
1993 902 79.7 11.3 5.3
1994 919 77.0 11.9 6.1
1995 883 74.6 11.8 5.5
1996 883 74.6 11.8 5.5
1997 n/a n/a n/a n/a
1998 904 74.4 12.2 6.4
1999 938 74.3 12.6 5.4
2000 995 79.3 12.5 9.2
2001 1039 79.7 13.0 8.1
2002 1122 85.4 13.1 5.5
2003 1122 85.4 13.1 5.5
2004 1191 90.4 13.2 6.9
2005 1213 91.8 13.2 n/a
2006 1182 91.8 12.9 7.8
2007 1182 93.0 12.7 7.9
2008 1217 81.0 15.0 13.5
2009 1219 88.8 11.9 14.2
2010 1221 81.0 15.0 19.2
2011 1192 81.0 14.7 18.8
2012 1178 90.6 12.9 21.9
2013 1117 85.8 13.0 23.2
2014 1088 84.7 12.8 23.1

Test score 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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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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