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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Plainfield High School is a public school located in Plainfield, NJ. It has 1,524 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 13 to 1. According to state test scores, 4% of students are at least proficient in math and 13% in reading.
Address
950 Park Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Telephone
(908) 731-4390
Website

Plainfield High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
13%
Percent Proficient - Math
4%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
940
85 responses
Average ACT
24
6 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    C-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$55,657
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,158
National
$949
Median Home Value
$235,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
47%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
33%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 51 responses
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  • Sports
    33%
  • Assembly
    20%
  • Delay opening
    18%
  • Half days
    18%
  • Clubs
    6%
  • Prom
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,524
Free or Reduced Lunch
71%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$71,740
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.9%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.23 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$26,311/ year
National
$12,239
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
38%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Plainfield High School is perhaps one of the greatest public schools in the state of New Jersey. From its committed Staff team, to its committed administration team, they as a whole have helped bring us fellow classmates and future scholars together. This school being one of the very first public schools dating back to its foundation in 1857, will continue to grow and form an even greater uprising of students every graduation year. I am so blessed that I had the opportunity of attending such a great school and look forward to seeing it grow!
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My experience at Plainfield High School is unforgettable, not only have I gained the knowledge of a lifetime but I have been able to expand it as well. During four great years I have become part of the Allied Health Program. Which in my case is the best program for students like me that want to pursue their career in the medical field. Aside from maintaining Honors Roll status, I have also dedicated my time to volunteer for worthy causes such as the PHS Fall and Spring Blood Drive, the PHS Annual College Fair, and Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign. These experiences have allowed me to become a well-rounded individual who manages my priorities in such a way that allows me to remain equally committed to achieving success with all of my commitments. I will soon leave the doors of Plainfield High School to open new ones but honestly, without the help of teachers and counselors I would not have the confidence to do it.
Plainfield High School isn't one of the best schools in New Jersey. Almost everything involved in the school is very poor. It's sad that I had to spend three good years of my life there. I am so ready to move on to college. One thing that I know I would like to see there changed, is an improvement in communication on a an Administration-to-student level. There was so much more this school could offer for college readiness, but didn't.