John E Riley Elementary School

Public PK, KG-4

 100 Morris Ave
       South Plainfield, NJ  07080


(908) 754-4620

District: South Plainfield School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
793rd of 1,342 New Jersey Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $6,256 Help


Students who attend John E Riley Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Grant Elementary School
    South Plainfield Middle School
High:    South Plainfield High School

Student/teacher ratio:  11.4 Help
Number of students:  381

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
41.7%
White:
33.9%
African American:
10.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  29.4% Help


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Compare Details John E Riley Elementary School ranks worse than 59.1% of elementary schools in New Jersey. It also ranks 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the South Plainfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 40.81. (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 (41.7%), White (33.9%), African American (10.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 29.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the South Plainfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at John E Riley Elementary School is 11.4, which is the 2nd best among 4 elementary schools in the South Plainfield School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at John E Riley Elementary School is $6,256, which is the 2nd highest among 4 elementary schools in the South Plainfield School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

John E Riley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks John E Riley Elementary School 793rd of 1342 New Jersey public elementary schools. (See John E Riley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

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South Plainfield School District:

SchoolDigger ranks South Plainfield School District 329th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for John E Riley Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at John E Riley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 66.65 497th 1204 58.7%
2004 82.95 111th 1298 91.4%
2005 71.96 413th 1303 68.3%
2006 73.59 380th 1314 71.1%
2007 80.14 126th 1329 90.5%
2008 74.34 351st 1338 73.8%
2009 64.86 573rd 1346 57.4%
2010 65.40 564th 1354 58.3%
2011 75.28 345th 1360 74.6%
2012 78.46 266th 1363 80.5%
2013 72.15 440th 1367 67.8%
2014 75.14 360th 1363 73.6%
2015 58.55 585th 1357 56.9%
2016 68.59 459th 1346 65.9%
2017 76.44 344th 1352 74.6%
2018 82.72 215th 1353 84.1%
2019 74.50 379th 1360 72.1%
2021 40.08 724th 1317 45.0%
2022 49.08 677th 1345 49.7%
2023 40.81 793rd 1342 40.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at John E Riley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 52.69 402nd 1007 60.1%
2021 29.24 585th 868 32.6%
2022 32.25 582nd 949 38.7%
2023 44.27 453rd 958 52.7%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at John E Riley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.37 131st 942 86.1%
2019 81.61 91st 948 90.4%
2022 90.49 50th 863 94.2%
2023 29.71 646th 910 29.0%
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Rank History for Female students at John E Riley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.97 245th 1333 81.6%
2019 74.47 343rd 1331 74.2%
2021 40.58 719th 1290 44.3%
2022 46.57 694th 1326 47.7%
2023 37.28 811th 1318 38.5%
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Rank History for Male students at John E Riley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.10 217th 1334 83.7%
2019 72.78 372nd 1335 72.1%
2021 40.94 685th 1297 47.2%
2022 52.97 603rd 1324 54.5%
2023 45.10 713th 1315 45.8%
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Rank History for Asian students at John E Riley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 17.09 301st 370 18.6%
2021 34.28 250th 339 26.3%
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Rank History for African American students at John E Riley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 97.65 8th 463 98.3%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at John E Riley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 94.48 29th 870 96.7%
2019 80.60 121st 899 86.5%
2021 40.48 506th 896 43.5%
2022 52.62 378th 953 60.3%
2023 28.23 708th 982 27.9%
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Rank History for White students at John E Riley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.28 163rd 1022 84.1%
2019 69.73 276th 1023 73.0%
2021 24.00 802nd 964 16.8%
2022 35.30 666th 976 31.8%
2023 25.54 756th 975 22.5%
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Enrollment information for John E Riley Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 320 27 15 8 2 n/a n/a 0 372
1989 325 14 17 9 2 n/a n/a 0 367
1990 296 24 15 6 0 n/a n/a 0 341
1991 317 21 16 12 0 n/a n/a 0 366
1992 304 37 17 16 0 n/a n/a 0 374
1993 321 34 27 8 0 n/a n/a 0 390
1994 308 32 23 8 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1995 318 28 28 26 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1996 318 28 28 26 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1998 375 15 24 20 0 n/a n/a 0 434
1999 343 23 21 36 0 n/a n/a 0 423
2000 339 29 19 49 0 n/a n/a 0 436
2001 319 42 18 61 1 n/a n/a 0 441
2002 306 27 22 70 1 n/a n/a 0 426
2003 306 27 22 70 1 n/a n/a 0 426
2004 232 28 25 60 1 n/a n/a 0 346
2005 206 30 24 66 1 n/a n/a 0 327
2006 179 38 20 66 2 n/a n/a 0 305
2007 179 38 20 66 2 n/a n/a 0 305
2008 175 43 22 77 2 n/a n/a 0 319
2009 183 41 14 73 2 0 0 0 313
2010 184 35 17 83 2 2 0 0 323
2011 187 36 19 87 1 1 3 0 334
2012 175 36 24 90 1 2 3 0 331
2013 179 39 33 93 0 2 2 0 348
2014 166 36 38 92 0 2 3 0 337
2015 165 36 38 89 0 3 6 0 337
2016 154 27 33 92 0 4 8 0 318
2017 148 36 28 90 0 3 15 0 320
2018 154 25 25 105 0 2 17 0 328
2019 140 28 33 103 0 2 20 0 326
2020 143 23 46 111 0 1 18 0 342
2021 127 28 40 114 3 2 19 0 333
2022 130 33 35 146 2 3 16 0 365
2023 129 40 33 159 0 3 17 0 381

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 John E Riley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 372 23.0 16.1 n/a
1989 367 23.0 15.9 n/a
1990 341 24.0 14.2 4.4
1991 366 25.0 14.6 3.8
1992 374 25.0 14.9 6.1
1993 390 26.0 15.0 6.2
1994 371 26.0 14.3 6.2
1995 400 27.0 14.8 6.8
1996 400 27.0 14.8 6.8
1998 434 28.0 15.5 9.2
1999 423 28.0 15.1 7.8
2000 436 28.0 15.6 12.6
2001 441 28.2 15.6 11.8
2002 426 31.0 13.7 9.6
2003 426 31.0 13.7 9.6
2004 346 27.0 12.8 12.7
2005 327 27.0 12.1 n/a
2006 305 26.0 11.7 17.4
2007 305 24.0 12.7 17
2008 319 23.0 13.9 20.7
2009 313 25.1 10.8 23.3
2010 323 24.0 13.4 25.7
2011 334 21.0 15.9 24.6
2012 331 25.3 13.0 27.5
2013 348 23.6 14.7 25.6
2014 337 23.9 14.1 24
2015 337 24.0 14.0 23.7
2016 318 24.0 13.2 26.4
2017 320 26.6 12.0 24.4
2018 328 24.0 13.6 22
2019 326 27.8 11.6 17.2
2020 342 28.0 12.2 21.6
2021 333 31.9 10.4 19.5
2022 365 34.1 10.7 22.7
2023 381 33.2 11.4 29.4

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 John E Riley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 372 23.0 16.1 n/a
1989 367 23.0 15.9 n/a
1990 341 24.0 14.2 4.4
1991 366 25.0 14.6 3.8
1992 374 25.0 14.9 6.1
1993 390 26.0 15.0 6.2
1994 371 26.0 14.3 6.2
1995 400 27.0 14.8 6.8
1996 400 27.0 14.8 6.8
1998 434 28.0 15.5 9.2
1999 423 28.0 15.1 7.8
2000 436 28.0 15.6 12.6
2001 441 28.2 15.6 11.8
2002 426 31.0 13.7 9.6
2003 426 31.0 13.7 9.6
2004 346 27.0 12.8 12.7
2005 327 27.0 12.1 n/a
2006 305 26.0 11.7 17.4
2007 305 24.0 12.7 17
2008 319 23.0 13.9 20.7
2009 313 25.1 10.8 23.3
2010 323 24.0 13.4 25.7
2011 334 21.0 15.9 24.6
2012 331 25.3 13.0 27.5
2013 348 23.6 14.7 25.6
2014 337 23.9 14.1 24
2015 337 24.0 14.0 23.7
2016 318 24.0 13.2 26.4
2017 320 26.6 12.0 24.4
2018 328 24.0 13.6 22
2019 326 27.8 11.6 17.2
2020 342 28.0 12.2 21.6
2021 333 31.9 10.4 19.5
2022 365 34.1 10.7 22.7
2023 381 33.2 11.4 29.4

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 John E Riley Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $226 (3.6%) $6,030 (96.4%) $6,256

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

Impact of COVID-19 on John E Riley Elementary School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 379th of 1360 Elementary schoolsRanks 793rd of 1342 Elementary schools
 31.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (John E Riley Elementary School)59.724.2
 35.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Plainfield School District)59.539.6
 19.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)50.242
 8.2%
3rd Grade Mathematics (John E Riley Elementary School)67.226.5
 40.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Plainfield School District)7145.3
 25.7%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)55.145.9
 9.2%
4th Grade English Language Arts (John E Riley Elementary School)73.349.4
 23.9%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Plainfield School District)7450.8
 23.2%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.451.3
 6.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (John E Riley Elementary School)72.156.8
 15.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Plainfield School District)64.646.9
 17.7%
   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 Students326381
 16.9%
African American2840
 42.9%
American Indian00
Asian3333
Hispanic103159
 54.4%
Pacific Islander23
 50%
White140129
 7.9%
Two or More Races2017
 15%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients17.2%29.4%
 12.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about John E Riley Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 381 students attended John E Riley Elementary School.

Students at John E Riley Elementary School are 42% Hispanic, 34% White, 10% African American, 9% Asian, 4% Two or more races.

Students who attend John E Riley Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Grant Elementary School
Middle : South Plainfield Middle School
High : South Plainfield High School

John E Riley Elementary School ranks 793rd of 1342 New Jersey elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.


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