North Plainfield School District

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North Plainfield School District
33 Mountain Avenue
North Plainfield, NJ 07060
District information
Grades K-12
Superintendent Dr. James V. McLaughlin
Business administrator Donald Sternberg
Schools 5
Students and staff
Enrollment 3,182 (as of 2011-12)[1]
Faculty 279.0 FTEs
Student-teacher ratio 11.41:1
Other information
District Factor Group DE
Website http://www.nplainfield.org/
Ind. Per pupil District
spending
Rank
(*)
K-12
average
 %± vs.
average
1A Total Spending $18,811 49 $18,891 -0.4%
1 Budgetary Cost 14,692 48 14,783 -0.6%
2 Classroom Instruction 8,683 51 8,763 -0.9%
6 Support Services 2,286 46 2,392 -4.4%
8 Administrative Cost 1,433 21 1,485 -3.5%
10 Operations & Maintenance 1,952 58 1,783 9.5%
13 Extracurricular Activities 310 13 268 15.7%
16 Median Teacher Salary 62,135 29 64,043
Data from NJDoE 2014 Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending.[2]
*Of K-12 districts with 1,800-3,500 students. Lowest spending=1; Highest=68

The North Plainfield School District is a comprehensive community public school district that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade from North Plainfield in Somerset County, New Jersey, United States. The district also houses a comprehensive Adult High School and an Adult Community School which offers educational programs for North Plainfield and neighboring community residents.

As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's five schools had an enrollment of 3,182 students and 279.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.41:1.[1]

The district is classified by the New Jersey Department of Education as being in District Factor Group "DE", the fifth-highest 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.[3]

Schools[edit]

Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[4]) are:[5][6][7]

Elementary schools
  • East End Elementary School[8] (grades PreK-4; 376 students)
  • Stony Brook Elementary School[9] (K-4; 256)
  • West End Elementary School[10] (K-4; 561)
Middle school
  • Somerset Intermediate School[11] (5&6; 491)
High school

Administration[edit]

Core members of the district's administration are:[14][15]

  • Dr. James V, McLaughlin, Superintendent
  • Donald Sternberg, Business Administrator / Board Secretary

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b District information for North Plainfield School District, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  2. ^ Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending April 2013, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed April 15, 2013.
  3. ^ NJ Department of Education District Factor Groups (DFG) for School Districts, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  4. ^ School Data for the North Plainfield Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  5. ^ District Profile, North Plainfield School District. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  6. ^ New Jersey School Directory for the North Plainfield School District, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  7. ^ 2013-2014 Somerset County Public School Directory, Somerset County, New Jersey. Accessed February 3, 2015.
  8. ^ East End Elementary School, North Plainfield School District. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  9. ^ Stony Brook Elementary School, North Plainfield School District. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  10. ^ West End Elementary School, North Plainfield School District. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  11. ^ Somerset Intermediate School, North Plainfield School District. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  12. ^ North Plainfield Middle School, North Plainfield School District. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  13. ^ North Plainfield High School, North Plainfield School District. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  14. ^ Administration, North Plainfield School District. Accessed September 28, 2014.
  15. ^ New Jersey School Directory for Somerset County, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed September 28, 2014.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°37′34″N 74°25′57″W / 40.626241°N 74.43251°W / 40.626241; -74.43251