PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield High School has been removed from the U.S. Department of Education’s focus list according to a letter sent to Superintendent of Schools, Anna Belin-Pyles, and Plainfield High School Principal, Otis Brown.

Under No Child Left Behind, schools designated as failing or on the verge of failing were placed on a list that was monitored by the states’ Regional Achievement Centers (RAC). 

In the letter, New Jersey State Commissioner of Education David C. Hespe said, “Plainfield High School is eligible to exit focus status as of June 30, 2015.”

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This decision means Plainfield High School’s name will be removed from the current list off focus schools and will not be subject to any interventions or actions that were previously deemed obligatory by their Regional Achievement Center (RAC).

At a recent Plainfield Board of Education meeting, Anna Belin-Pyles, Superintendent of Schools, announced, “This is extremely great news for us and for our students who have been working hard to make this happen.”

According to the letter received, “Multiple factors informed the decision-making process, including students' standardized test outcomes, RAC team feedback and the sustainability of any noted improvements.”

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