Plainfield Public School District

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Plainfield Public School District
Type and location
Grades K-12
Address 504 Madison Avenue
Plainfield, NJ 07060
District information
Superintendent Anna Belin-Pyles
Business administrator Gary L. Ottmann
Schools 15
Affiliation(s) Former Abbott district
Students and staff
Enrollment 6,407 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 501.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 12.79:1
Other information
District Factor Group B
Website www.plainfieldnjk12.org
Ind. Per Pupil District
Spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
Average
 %± vs.
Average
1A Total Spending $20,426 76 $18,891 8.1%
1 Budgetary Cost 16,539 85 14,783 11.9%
2 Classroom Instruction 9,103 69 8,763 3.9%
6 Support Services 2,911 85 2,392 21.7%
8 Administrative Cost 1,779 95 1,485 19.8%
10 Operations & Maintenance 2,501 94 1,783 40.3%
13 Extracurricular Activities 168 19 268 -37.3%
16 Median Teacher Salary 63,422 42 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with more than 3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=103

The Plainfield Public School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from Plainfield, in Union County, New Jersey, United States. The district is one of 31 former Abbott districts statewide,[3] which are now referred to as "SDA Districts" based on the requirement for the state to cover all costs for school building and renovation projects in these districts under the supervision of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority.[4][5]

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's 15 schools had an enrollment of 6,407 students and 501.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 12.79:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "B", the second lowest of eight groupings. District Factor Groups organize districts statewide to allow comparison by common socioeconomic characteristics of the local districts. From lowest socioeconomic status to highest, the categories are A, B, CD, DE, FG, GH, I and J.[6]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[7]) are:[8]

Elementary schools
  • DeWitt D. Barlow Elementary School[9] (334; K-5)
  • Cedarbrook Elementary School[10] (576; K-8)
  • Clinton Elementary School[11] (335; K-8)
  • Frederic W. Cook Elementary School[12] (264; K-7)
  • Emerson Community School[13] (483; K-5)
  • Evergreen Elementary School[14] (555; K-5)
  • Jefferson Elementary School[15] (395; K-5)
  • Charles H. Stillman Elementary School[16] (280; K-5)
  • Washington Community School[17] (585; PreK-5)
  • Woodland Elementary School[18] (252; K-5)
Middle schools
  • Hubbard Middle School[19] (324; 6-8)
  • Maxson Middle School[20] (314; 6-8)
High schools / academies

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[24][25]

  • Anna Belin-Pyles, Superintendent of Schools
  • Gary L. Ottmann, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for Plainfield School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Abbott Districts, New Jersey Department of Education, backed up by the Internet Archiveas of May 15, 2009. Accessed August 14, 2012.
  4. ^ What are SDA Districts?, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 14, 2012. "SDA Districts are 31 special-needs school districts throughout New Jersey. They were formerly known as Abbott Districts, based on the Abbott v. Burke case in which the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that the State must provide 100 percent funding for all school renovation and construction projects in special-needs school districts.... The districts were renamed after the elimination of the Abbott designation through passage of the state’s new School Funding Formula in January 2008."
  5. ^ SDA Districts, New Jersey Schools Development Authority. Accessed August 14, 2012.
  6. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  7. ^ School Data for the Plainfield Public School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  8. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the Plainfield Public School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  9. ^ DeWitt D. Barlow Elementary School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  10. ^ Cedarbrook Elementary School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  11. ^ Clinton Elementary School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  12. ^ Frederic W. Cook Elementary School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  13. ^ Emerson Community School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  14. ^ Evergreen Elementary School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  15. ^ Jefferson Elementary School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  16. ^ Charles H. Stillman Elementary School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  17. ^ Washington Community School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  18. ^ Woodland Elementary School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  19. ^ Hubbard Middle School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  20. ^ Maxson Middle School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  21. ^ Plainfield High School, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  22. ^ Barack Obama Academy for Academic & Civic Development, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  23. ^ Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies, Plainfield Public School District. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  24. ^ Contact Us, Plainfield Public Schools. Accessed September 19, 2014.
  25. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Union County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 19, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°36′52″N 74°25′17″W / 40.614499°N 74.421309°W / 40.614499; -74.421309