PLAINFIELD, NJ - The State of New Jersey Schools Development Authority (NJSDA) has authorized the building of a new Plainfield Elementary School on the site of the current Woodland Avenue School, the Plainfield Public School District has announced.

The new K-5 elementary school will replace the existing Woodland and Cook Elementary Schools and educate approximately 756 students.  Construction for the new project is expected to begin in 2019.

“This new project approved by the NJSDA and the Plainfield Board of Education, will offer our students great opportunities to learn in a state-of-the-art educational environment,” said Emily E. Morgan, President of the Plainfield Board of Education. “We are proud of the addition to our district and the positive impact it will have on our community.

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“At this time, the Board of Education is inviting the parents, students and the Plainfield community to offer their input in naming our new school, selecting the school colors and the school mascot,” Morgan said. 

All suggestions should be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent, attention: Dyane Miller at

The new school will be built at Central Avenue and East 7th Street, on 13.28 acres owned by the Plainfield School District. The new site will be a two-story structure that will include classrooms, a media center, a computer lab, a cafetorium, a gymnasium and outdoor physical education and recreational space. 

For additional information, please contact Gloria Montealegre, Community Engagement Liaison, at 908-731-4333 or email