About PPS

PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

“CHAMPIONS FOR STUDENTS”

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Board of Education works in partnership with its community to do whatever it takes for all students to achieve high academic standards no alibis, no excuses, no exception. 

DISTRICT OVERVIEW

The Plainfield Public School District is located in Plainfield, NJ.  Plainfield is a culturally vibrant town located 30 miles southwest of New York, NY, historically known as “The Queen City”.  Families are attracted to the City’s suburban rich historically preserved picturesque homes that have garnered national attention. The District serves an ethnically diverse and growing population of approximately 8,238 students. The District has one K-8 school, eight (8) elementary schools, two middle schools, one (1) comprehensive high school, one (1) performing arts high school, one credit recovery program and (14) early childhood centers. We believe in our motto: Champions for Students.

 

ANNUAL BUDGET:  $220.9 million

SCHOOLS AND PRE-K CENTERS: 27

STUDENT ENROLLMENT: 8,238

PRE-K STUDENT ENROLLMENT: 1,356

STUDENT DEMOGRAPHICS:

African American – 23%

Hispanic – 75.5%

Other – 1.18%

Multiple Races – 0.34%

Free and Reduced Meals – 80%

Students with Disabilities – 16%

English Language Learners – 42%

 

EMPLOYEES:  1,221

District Website: http://plainfieldnjk12.org/home

Newsletter: http://plainfieldnjk12.org/UserFiles/Servers/Server_520401/File/News/Newsletter/15285_Plainfield%20Insider%20Newsletter-compressed.pdf

 

Social Media: 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Plainfield-Public-Schools-99774832658/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/PlainfieldBOE

YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdA1iVwd_aKa5b0HR648rhQ

Plainfield Public School App - http://plainfield.ss12.sharpschool.com/departments/information_technology/app_installation_links

District News Icon - http://plainfield.ss12.sharpschool.com/news/what_s_new

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/plainfield_public_schools/?hl=en

Queen’s TV - https://sites.google.com/plainfield.k12.nj.us/plainfieldqtn

PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 2021 CELEBRATIONS: 

·       The Plainfield Academy for Arts & Advanced Studies (PAAAS) named Best High Schools in New Jersey by U.S. News & World Report’s 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021. PAAAS also earned the Great Schools 2020 College Success Award

 

·       Plainfield Public Schools is excited to partner with Kean University and the Kean Scholar Academy to admit our first eight students.  These students will earn college credit during their four years of high school.  They will receive enrichment and support from the Scholar Academy during their high school years to ensure they have a successful college experience upon graduation.

 

·       Plainfield Public School is excited to partner with the Raritan Valley NJ Chapter of the Links Incorporated to bring professionals in the field of Health and Science to our middle school student body.  The students will have the opportunity to collaborate with these professionals to gain firsthand experiences.

 

·       Twenty female students in grades six to eight will be mentored by the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey as part of their Legacy Realized Program. The program is being launched as part of the Associations partnership with Plainfield Public Schools.

 

·       We are working daily with our staff, students, and community to improve our academic programs.  We have increased our staffing to support the changing demographics.  Professional development of staff to ensure they have the latest pedagogical skills to meet the needs of our students. 

 

 

PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS CURRICULUM:

The curriculum of the Plainfield Public School District is consistent with the educational goals and objectives of the District and the New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS). 

The Plainfield Board of Education is committed to the continuing improvement of the educational program of the District including the ongoing curriculum evaluations and modification in response to students' needs.

Upon completion of High School from the Plainfield Public School District, students will have received the following:

  • Preparation for employment or post-secondary study through our Career Counseling Center and Guidance department to assist in career and academic planning

 

  • Programs that encourage the active involvement of representatives from the community, business, industry, labor, and higher education in the development of educational programs aligned with the standards;

 

  • Instruction in language arts literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, world languages, visual and performing arts, comprehensive health and physical education, and workplace readiness skills;

 

  • A continuum of educational programs and services for children with disabilities;

 

  • Bilingual education, English as a Second Language, and English language services for pupils of limited English language proficiency;

 

  • Programs and services for pupils at risk who require remedial assistance and educational opportunities for students with exceptional abilities; and

 

  • Equal educational opportunities for all.

 

PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:

In addition to the core courses Plainfield Public School offers:

Advance Placement Language & Composition

Advance Placement Spanish Language

Advance Placement History

Advance Placement Biology

Advance Placement Chemistry

Advance Placement Physics

Latina Perspective

History of Racism and Social Justice

African American History

Criminal Justice

Sociology

Public Speaking

Creative Writing

Social Media

Forensic Science and Robotics

Marine Biology will be an addition to the course roster for next year.  

PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS CAREER TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAMS: 

Allied Health

Marketing

Personal Finance

Web Design

Security Investments

Economics

Accounting

CISCO

Visual and Performing Arts

Business Management

Child Development

Wood Technology

AFJROCT

Culinary Arts

AVID

Fashion Design & Portfolio

The student body have a host of electives to choose from. Plainfield extends its school day with enrichment afterschool programs and summer learning camps. 

PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS ATHELETIC PROGRAMS:  

The Plainfield Athletic Department is proud to offer the following sports programs!

Key:  V = Varsity; JV = Junior Varsity; Fr = Freshman; MS = Middle School

FALL

WINTER

SPRING

Cheerleading (V, MS)

Basketball (Boys & Girls) V, JV, Fr, MS

Baseball (V, JV, Fr, MS)

Cross Country (Boys & Girls) V, MS

Bowling (V, JV)

Golf (V)

Football (V, JV, Fr, MS)

Cheerleading (V, MS)

Outdoor Track (Boys & Girls) V, MS

Soccer (Boys & Girls) V, JV, Fr, MS

Indoor Track (Boys & Girls) V

Softball (V, JV, MS)

Tennis (Girls) V, MS

Swimming (Boys & Girls) V, MS

Tennis (Boys) V, MS

Volleyball (Girls) V, JV

Wrestling (V, MS)

Volleyball (Boys) V, JV

All sports except basketball have no participation limits.

 

 

Plainfield Public School athletic highlights and championships for the past four years include:

·       Girls Tennis -State Qualifier 2020

·       Girls' volleyball State Qualifier 2019, 2021

·       Football -Played for 1st winning season in 15 years in 2020

·       Boys/Girls Cross Country Individual State Qualifiers

·       Cheerleading - Summer Camp Team Awards 2017-2019

·       Marching Band- Morgan State Band Competition 2018-2019

·       Boys' Soccer state Qualifier 2017-2020

·       Girls Soccer state qualifier 2018

·       Boys Basketball State Qualifier 2018-2020

·       Girls Basketball State Qualifier 2017, 2019

·       Wrestling -UCC Mountain Division Champions

·       Boys/Girls Swimming-UCC Individual Qualifiers

·       Boys/Girls Indoor Track -NJSIAA Individual Qualifiers 2017-2019

·       Boys/Girls Bowling UCC Individual Qualifier 2019

·       Girls Softball 2018-19 UCC Sky Division Champions

·       Baseball UCC 2017-19, 2021 four Consecutive Sky Division Champions

·       Boys Tennis UCC 2017-19, 2021 four Consecutive UCC Valley Division Champions

·       Girls Track 2nd place UCC Valley Division 2021

·       Boys Track UCC Division Qualifier

·       Boys Volleyball State Qualifier 2021

·       Celine-Jada Brown led team to New Jersey State Meet of Champions in the long jump; Jada Brown also qualified for the US Track and Field Nationals in Eugene, Oregon

 

PLAINFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHARED PARTNERSHIPS:

The District takes pride in its collaborative relationships with community partners at local, county and state levels.

LOCAL

COUNTY

STATE

21ST Century Community Learning Center/School Base Youth Services

Kean University

New Jersey Department of Education

Tudor Buddies

Union County College

Rutgers University Upward Bound

Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey

Union County Educational Services Commission

Educational Rate Program Telecommunications & Information Technologies

Triple Tier Bus Routes

Somerset County Educational Services Commission

Xerox

Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)

Hunterdon Educational Services Commission

New Jersey State Special Medicaid Initiatives (SEMI)

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity – Sigma Beta Club

 

Cooperative Purchasing Programs (State, Ed-Data, OMNIAS/US Communities)

Raritan Valley NJ Chapter of The Links, Incorporated

 

 

So. Plainfield Public Schools

 

 

Early Childhood Providers

Al & Jeans’ Incorporated

Black United Fund I

Black United Fund II

Dawn to Dusk Childcare Center

H.O.P.E.S. CAP, Incorporated

New Horizons

The Kings’ Daughters Day School

Little Hearts Learning Center

Neighborhood House Association West

Neighborhood House Association East

Playhouse Child Development Center

Precious Steps

Precious Steps II

South Second Street Youth Center (SSYC)