South Plainfield High School



South Plainfield High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

South Plainfield High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 256
10 285
11 279
12 297

South Plainfield High School is a public high school of the South Plainfield Public Schools located in South Plainfield, NJ. It has 1,117 students in grades 9th through 12th. South Plainfield High School is the 159th largest public high school in New Jersey and the 5,154th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 13.0 to 1.

Total Students: 1,117
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13:1
Full Time Teachers: 85.8

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South Plainfield High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 563
(50%)
844
(50%)
 Female 554
(50%)
831
(50%)

South Plainfield High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 605
(54%)
880
(53%)
 Hispanic 230
(21%)
341
(20%)
 Black 158
(14%)
260
(16%)
 Asian 116
(10%)
181
(11%)
 Two or More 3
(0%)
4
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 3
(0%)
6
(0%)
 American Indian 2
(0%)
3
(0%)

South Plainfield High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 858
(77%)
1,256
(75%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 173
(15%)
276
(16%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 86
(8%)
143
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

South Plainfield High School is ranked 176th out of 0 ranked schools in New Jersey, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of South Plainfield High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (23.2%) is slightly lower than the state average of 32.5%. This may indicate that the area has a lower 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.

South Plainfield High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1182
2006 1182
2007 1217
2008 1219
2009 1221
2010 1192
2011 1178
2012 1117

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 12.9
2006 12.7
2007 15
2008 13.7
2009 15.1
2010 14.7
2011 13
2012 13

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.077834179357022
2006 0.078680203045685
2007 0.13475760065735
2008 0.14191960623462
2009 0.19164619164619
2010 0.18791946308725
2011 0.21901528013582
2012 0.23187108325873

Compare South Plainfield High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,151.9% 11.5:1
 
1,300.0% 13.0:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 23.2%
 
State Average 32.5%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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