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D
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    D+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C-
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Plainfield Public Schools is a public school district located in Plainfield, NJ. It has 8,941 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 16% of students are at least proficient in math and 24% in reading.
Address
1200 Myrtle Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07063
Telephone
(908) 731-4200
Website

Plainfield Public Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
24%
Percent Proficient - Math
16%
Average Graduation Rate
73%
Average SAT
980
195 responses
Average ACT
20
10 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,941
Free or Reduced Lunch
81.5%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$70,020
Teachers in First/Second Year
20.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$179,005,000
Expenses Per Student
$24,488/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    3%
Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    C-
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$56,425
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,170
National
$949
Median Home Value
$236,400
National
$184,700

Plainfield Public Schools Reviews

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My experience in Plainfield has consisted of lack of organization and poor judgement on priorities. The high school shows little to no support for Clubs & Activities. There are also frequent, last minute, and often unnecessary alterations to procedures and policies that have been known to be inconvenient to teachers as well as students. These changes would include an on and off uniform policy, midterms grading weight, scheduling for delayed openings, etc.However, what I do like about Plainfield Public Schools is their involvement with the community. The district often hosts Carefree Friday’s at the high school in which students can participate in various physical activities and games (including swimming) accompanied by food and music. Changes I would like to see within the district include a more challenging/advanced curriculum amongst all schools and extended support towards school clubs.
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Growing up in the Painfield public school district of new jersey, it has prepared me for the next level in unimaginable ways. I feel as though I have formed life long relationships with some of my teachers and other faculty. I have learned that although the environments might not have been the best, my instructors did the best that they could to give us the best education possible. Not all students showed care about the education and to some that can be discouraging, but they continued to stay late, creating lesson plans and I appreciated it all. Plainfield public school district may not look like all of that, but the people within it when I came up gave everything, and I am sure the attitude won't change.
The Plainfield Public School district has its pros and cons just like other district. The pros would be the there are some fantastic helpful teachers that actually care about the students and go out of their way to support the students. Also most of the teachers that are there have been for a very longtime or grew up in Plainfield knowing the struggles the student are faced with and can often relate. The cons would be that some of the teachers simply make it very difficult for students to succeed they give a lot of work with short deadlines and then do not supply the resources to help these students. Also the curriculum in the school district does not in the least prepare students for college level work leading to students having to take bridging class. Overall I have the district itself about a 3.