NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - The State of New Jersey announced its highest graduation rate in five years of 89.7 percent for students graduating in 2015. North Plainfield High School proudly saw its graduation rate soar to 95.1% representing a 5.5% one year growth the highest growth rate in Somerset County. This growth in the graduation rate comes amidst other recent honors and awards including the recognition of North Plainfield High School as a 2016 New Jersey School of Character and one of only 130 schools throughout the United States named to the Gaston Caperton Opportunity Honor Roll.
In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama pointed to the importance of a high school diploma when he indicated that "over the next 10 years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education that goes beyond a high school degree”. The North Plainfield School District has committed itself to ensuring every student has every opportunity and every support to succeed, successfully graduate and be prepared for life’s ongoing opportunities. The growth in the high school’s graduation rate is a significant step along a road to graduation for all its students.