Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies

Public School
1700 West Front St
Plainfield, NJ 07063
Union County
(908) 731-4421

School District
Plainfield Public Schools



Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 63
8 65
9 62
10 82
11 71
12 55
UG 1

Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies is a public high school of the Plainfield Public Schools located in Plainfield, NJ. It has 399 students in grades 7th through 12th. Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies is the 362nd largest public high school in New Jersey and the 12,625th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 10.5 to 1.

Total Students: 399
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 10.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 38

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Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Female 230
(58%)
991
(47%)
 Male 169
(42%)
1,096
(53%)

Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 200
(50%)
1,323
(63%)
 Black 191
(48%)
741
(36%)
 White 4
(1%)
10
(0%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
5
(0%)
 Two or More 2
(1%)
5
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 0
(0%)
2
(0%)

Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 218
(55%)
1,338
(64%)
 Not Eligible 140
(35%)
612
(29%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 41
(10%)
137
(7%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies is ranked 195th out of 481 ranked schools in New Jersey, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies students on free and reduced lunch assistance (64.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 34.7%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2009 82
2010 160
2011 237
2012 318
2013 374
2014 394
2015 399

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2009 7.5
2010 9.4
2011 9.5
2012 9.9
2013 9.2
2014 9.8
2015 10.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2009 0.74390243902439
2010 0.7
2011 0.70464135021097
2012 0.66352201257862
2013 0.70588235294118
2014 0.68781725888325
2015 0.64912280701754

Compare Plainfield Academy for the Arts & Advanced Studies to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,050.0% 10.5:1
 
1,135.9% 11.4:1
 
1,636.7% 16.4:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 34.7%
 
National Average 48.3%
 
This School 64.9%
 

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Public 07 - 12 399 10.5:1  
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