North Plainfield School District

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Superintendent's Message


Dr. McLaughlin, Superintendent of Schools  
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year!

The staff, teachers and administration of the North Plainfield School District eagerly embrace the opportunity to work in partnership with our students’ families as we seek to “Unlock Potential and Create Impact”. Significant time and reflection has been given to the definition of a shared core belief that defines why North Plainfield is such a special and unique learning environment for its students. We see no limits on our students’ potential for growth and success and we commit to every effort that allows our students the opportunity for that potential to be realized. We are confident that our students will be well prepared when it is their time to transition to the world beyond our school walls and it is our real expectation that North Plainfield’s graduates will continue to make a positive impact that is both significant and real.

This year we are excited, among a host of efforts, to expand upon the district’s focus in reading and literacy, to continue the infusion of Google Apps for Education initiated throughout the district last year, and to increase college and career readiness opportunities at North Plainfield High School. Parents should be pleased to know that the district has provided a significant upgrade to its technology infrastructure, which vastly improves the speed and reliability of the wireless system. Additionally, this year all four grade levels at North Plainfield High School will participate with 1:1 devices.

The district and its students have received a number of accolades during the past year including North Plainfield High School’s designation as a National School of Character and Somerset School’s recognition as a honorary mention NJ School of Character. National best practices in character education have been awarded to West End School, North Plainfield Middle School and North Plainfield High School. These recognitions underscore the commitment our district has made to safe and secure learning environments where students feel valued and respected.

Positive trends in state test scores and inclusion on several honor rolls including the Gaston Caperton Honor Roll, AP Honor Roll and US News and World Report’s Best High Schools list, all point to the quality comprehensive education that our students receive in North Plainfield. We are proud of our students and their many achievements but we know that this does not tell the whole story. The potential of our students is not a fixed but one with wondrous possibilities. We are committed to that journey of potential as we enter the 2016-2017 school year with great optimism as we look ahead to the impact each of our students are destined to make.

Unlocking Potential. Creating Impact. Thank you for your partnership!


  • Parent Forums

    This year, four Parent Forums have been scheduled to hear concerns, ideas, or questions to the superintendent from our parent community.  There is no agenda for the meetings, rather the opportunity for our parents to communicate ideas about items that can make the learning experience better for our students.  

    Summary of the October 13th Parent Forum

    Schedule of Upcoming Parent Forums:

    January 10, 2017        9:00 am – 11:00 am     West End School Community Room

    March 16, 2017          7:00 pm – 9:00 pm     East End School Community Room

    May 30, 2017             9:00 am – 11:00 am     Somerset School Community Room

    All parents are invited regardless of which school their child attends. A Spanish translator will accompany the superintendent at the Parent Forums. Please consider joining us.

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  • AP Presentation

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  • North Plainfield High School proudly tops Somerset County in graduation rate growth with 5.5% increase.

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