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Plainfield Academy for the Arts and Advanced Studies

Public | 7-12 | 237 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

This school has great potential. It would be great if the district would support it 100% like it supports the other schools in the district. The principal of the school is dedicated, but clearly in over her head as repeated request for vice principal goes unanswered. The school is a grade 7-12 and it makes no sense that the school is understaffed and in a building that is way to small for the number of students and programs that should be available to the students at a Performing Arts School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

Great school with dedicated teachers, staff and principal. I would highly recommend it. The best year to enter is in the 7th grade where you have the greatest opportunity to be accepted. Must fill out an application in the 6th grade year and also audition. The classroom size is from 12-18.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 65% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
52%
Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
50%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 82% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
89%
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
68%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students47%
Female54%
Male36%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education48%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students47%
Female46%
Male48%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic38%
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Special educationn/a
General education50%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant47%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students82%
Female90%
Male69%
Black84%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged86%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
General education87%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant82%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students37%
Female33%
Male44%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Non-economically disadvantaged41%
Special educationn/a
General education40%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant37%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Science

All Students72%
Female69%
Male78%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanic80%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Special educationn/a
General education74%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant72%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in language arts literacy and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The NJ ASK is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

The state average for Language Arts Literacy was 92% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Language Arts Literacy

All Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Black95%
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged100%
Non-economically disadvantaged92%
Special educationn/a
General education97%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant97%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a

Math

All Students56%
Female39%
Male75%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic77%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged77%
Non-economically disadvantaged17%
Special educationn/a
General education56%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant56%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) to test students in grade 11 in language arts literacy and math. The HSPA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New Jersey. Students are required to pass the HSPA in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 58% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
33%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

Biology I

All Students28%
Female31%
Male25%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Other ethnicityn/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Special educationn/a
General education29%
English language learnersn/a
Non-migrant28%
Limited English Proficient Current Plus Formern/a
Limited English Proficient Formern/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 New Jersey used the New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) to assess students in Biology. The New Jersey Biology Competency Test (NJBCT) is standards-based, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of New Jersey. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the New Jersey Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 59% 16%
Hispanic 39% 22%
White 2% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A33%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs Angela Bento

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1700 West Front St
Plainfield, NJ 07063
Phone: (908) 731-4421

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