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South Plainfield, New Jersey
Middlesex County
South Plainfield School District
South Plainfield High School is a public school located in South Plainfield, New Jersey with 1,023 students in grades 9-12.
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Recently, SPHS added 2 STEM labs with multiple 3-D printers, and other technological tools, as well as a glass enclosed maker space, redesigned science labs and a new graphics lab. Two major renovat
This year South Plainfield High School introduced a schoolwide 1:1 Chromebook inititaitve. All SPHS students, grades 9-12 were provided with a Chromebook to use during the 2019-2020 school year both
Our co-curricular clubs and athletic teams have won local, state and national competitions.
Location
200 Lake Street
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Contact
Principal: Mr. Ronnie Spring
908-754-4620
rspring@spboe.org
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Grades
9-12
White 43%
Black 15%
Asian 13%
Hispanic 29%
American Indian or Native Alaskan 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Multiracial 0%
School size
1,023
students
Female 49.1%
Male 50.9%
Economically disadvantaged students 20%
Students with disabilities 14%
English learners 1%
Homeless students 0%
Students in foster care 0%
Military-connected students 1%
Migrant students 0%
Students by grade
Average number of students per grade
256
Grade Percent of total students Students
9th Grade 25%
260
10th Grade 26%
266
11th Grade 23%
234
12th Grade 26%
263
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English & language arts proficiency
58%
of students

Math proficiency
33%
of students

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Crime per 100 students
0.9
Incidents per year
Violence 0
Weapons 0
Vandalism 0
Substances 0
Harassment, intimidation, and bullying 9
Total incidents 9
Percent of students absent fewer than 10 days
57%
Days absent Percent of students
0 days 2%
1 to 5 days 22%
6 to 10 days 33%
11 to 15 days 27%
Over 15 days 16%
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English 77.1%
Spanish 13.9%
Other 5.3%
Gujarati 2.0%
Vietnamese 1.8%
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Learn more about South Plainfield High School.

Mission

South Plainfield High School is a comprehensive, four-year liberal arts high school meeting the needs of an ethnically and culturally diverse student body. SPHS provides every student with the opportunity for a comprehensive education for a successful and productive life in a global community. SPHS aspires to educational excellence supported by a partnership with the students' families and South Plainfield's diverse community.

Academics

South Plainfield High School offers Advanced Placement classes in US Government & Politics, World History, US History, English Literature and Language, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics 1 & 2, Physics C Mechanics, Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, Computer Science, Computer Science Principals, Economics, Psychology, Music Theory, AP Seminar and Spanish. Other innovative programs include Engineering, STEM classes, TV Broadcasting, Teen Pep and Robotics.

Sports

Baseball (Boys), Basketball (Boys & Girls), Bowling (Boys & Girls), Cheerleading (Boys & Girls), Cross Country (Boys & Girls), Field Hockey (Girls), Football (Boys), Golf (Boys & Girls), Gymnastics (Girls), Lacrosse (Girls), Soccer (Boys & Girls), Softball (Girls), Swimming (Boys & Girls), Tennis (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Spring (Boys & Girls), Track and Field - Winter (Girls), Volleyball (Boys & Girls), Wrestling (Boys)

Clubs

SPHS offers approximately 40 clubs and co-curricular programs that have won local, state and national acclaim and recognition. They include Robotics, Student Leadership, Heroes & Cool Kids, Model UN, Jerseyan History Club, National Honor Society, Student Council, DECA, Odyssey of the Mind, and Drama Club. The Marching Band, Chorus and Orchestra represented South Plainfield through multiple performances, including performances in Walt Disney World Florida.

Post high school

As recorded on our SPHS Profile, approximately 80% of seniors enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college, as well as 2% attending technical schools, 1.2% enlisting in the military, 10.5% entering the workforce, and 4.7% undecided. In AP testing, SPHS students attaining a score of 3 and above surpassed the national and state average. In addition, SPHS students have earned the distinction of being of AP Scholars, AP Scholars with Honors, AP Scholars with Distinction and National AP Scholars.

Supports

SPHS provides ESL supports and services as well as varied supports and services to students with disabilities in order to provide students with the least restrictive learning environments. In addition, SPHS provides before and after school tutoring by teachers as well as peer tutoring.

Parents

SPHS has many opportunities for parent involvement. In addition to its PTO, SPHS has many parent organizations, including the SPHS Athletic Boosters, Music Boosters, and numerous club and athletic parent clubs.

Facilities

SPHS is approximately 45 years old. Recently, a new TV Broadcast Studio and STEM lab were added to the facility.In the past 2 years, SPHS has gotten new science labs, 2 STEM labs, a new graphics lab, and other upgrades to the building and its athletic facilities. Two major renovations were completed this year that included our Culinary Lab or Foods Lab and our Information/Media Center. New construction underway features a newly designed Greenhouse that will enhance our Science and Foods curriculum while serving as an outdoor classroom. Several other smaller improvements have already been completed.

School safety

The school conducts regular safety drills and works with safety committee to improve emergency routines and protocols.

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