|White|| 43% |
|Black|| 15% |
|Asian|| 13% |
|Hispanic|| 29% |
|American Indian or Native Alaskan|| 0% |
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander|| 0% |
|Multiracial|| 0% |
|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% |
|Grade||Percent of total students||Students|
|9th Grade|| 25% ||260|
|10th Grade|| 26% ||266|
|11th Grade|| 23% ||234|
|12th Grade|| 26% ||263|
|Incidents per year|
|Harassment, intimidation, and bullying||9|
|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% |
|English|| 77.1% |
|Spanish|| 13.9% |
|Other|| 5.3% |
|Gujarati|| 2.0% |
|Vietnamese|| 1.8% |
Learn more about South Plainfield High School.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The school conducts regular safety drills and works with safety committee to improve emergency routines and protocols.