Plainwell Community Schools School District

600 School Dr
Plainwell, MI 49080-1582
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%

Top Rankings

Plainwell Community Schools School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Michigan for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2023 school year, there are 6 public schools serving 2,644 students in Plainwell Community Schools School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Michigan.
Public Schools in Plainwell Community Schools School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Michigan public school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 12% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Overview

2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MI)
# Schools
6 Schools
3,552 Schools
# Students
2,644 Students
1,402,793 Students
# Teachers
144 Teachers
81,445 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
18:1
18:1

District Rank

Plainwell Community Schools School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 862 school districts in Michigan (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 88% has decreased from 89% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MI)
Overall District Rank
#339 out of 855 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Plainwell Community Schools  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30%
36%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Plainwell Community Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
48%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Plainwell Community Schools  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MI by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
86%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Plainwell Community Schools  School District and public school graduation rate of MI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.22
0.54
# American Indian Students
5 Students
8,929 Students
% American Indian Students
n/a
1%
# Asian Students
31 Students
49,796 Students
% Asian Students
1%
3%
# Hispanic Students
142 Students
117,732 Students
% Hispanic Students
5%
8%
# Black Students
41 Students
247,767 Students
% Black Students
2%
18%
# White Students
2,332 Students
912,175 Students
% White Students
88%
65%
# Hawaiian Students
2 Students
1,201 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
91 Students
65,125 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
188
106,526
# Students in 1st Grade:
186
101,141
# Students in 2nd Grade:
161
100,631
# Students in 3rd Grade:
175
100,684
# Students in 4th Grade:
183
102,076
# Students in 5th Grade:
211
101,704
# Students in 6th Grade:
201
104,266
# Students in 7th Grade:
211
107,731
# Students in 8th Grade:
233
112,321
# Students in 9th Grade:
218
119,122
# Students in 10th Grade:
229
116,106
# Students in 11th Grade:
219
113,207
# Students in 12th Grade:
229
113,297
# Ungraded Students:
-
3,981

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $12,044 in this school district is less than the state median of $14,294. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $10,896 is less than the state median of $14,172. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MI)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$32 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total revenue of Plainwell Community Schools  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$29 MM
$11 MM
This chart display total spending of Plainwell Community Schools  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$12,044
$14,294
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Plainwell Community Schools  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$10,896
$14,172
This chart display average spending per public school student in Plainwell Community Schools  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MI by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Plainwell Community Schools School District Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Renaissance High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
798 E Bridge St, Ste A
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-1573
Grades: 9-12
| 61 students
Rank: #22.
Gilkey Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
707 South Woodhams St
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-2424
Grades: PK-5
| 378 students
Rank: #33.
Plainwell High School
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
684 Starr Rd
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-9554
Grades: 9-12
| 834 students
Rank: #44.
Cooper Elementary School
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
7559 North 14th St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
(269) 349-2674
Grades: PK-5
| 274 students
Rank: #55.
Plainwell Middle School
Math: 29% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
720 Brigham St
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-5813
Grades: 6-8
| 645 students
Rank: #66.
Starr Elementary School
Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
601 School Dr
Plainwell, MI 49080
(269) 685-5835
Grades: PK-5
| 452 students

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • District size: 6 schools
  • Grades: PK-12
  • Enrollment: 2,644 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 18:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 12%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 88% (Top 50% in MI)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 30% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 48% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MI Dept. of Education

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