Plainfield Central School

75 Canterbury Rd.
Plainfield, CT 06374
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
4/
10
Bottom 50%
Plainfield Central School serves 463 students in grades 6-8.
Plainfield Central School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Connecticut for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 25% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 39%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 44% (which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is higher than the Connecticut state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Connecticut state average of 51% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in CT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Plainfield Central School's student population of 463 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
(offers virtual instruction)
Total Students
463 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
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School Rankings

Plainfield Central School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 940 schools in Connecticut (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Plainfield Central School is 0.32, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.66. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (CT)
Overall Testing Rank
#598 out of 940 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
25%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
44%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
13:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
9%
29%
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Black
4%
13%
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White
82%
49%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.32
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
34%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Plainfield Central School's ranking?
Plainfield Central School is ranked #598 out of 940 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Connecticut.
What schools are Plainfield Central School often compared to?
Plainfield Central Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Plainfield High School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
25% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 39% CT state average), while 44% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% CT state average).
How many students attend Plainfield Central School?
463 students attend Plainfield Central School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
82% of Plainfield Central School students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 4% of students are Black, 2% of students are Asian, 1% of students are American Indian, 1% of students are Hawaiian, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Plainfield Central School?
Plainfield Central School has a student ration of 13:1, which is higher than the Connecticut state average of 12:1.
What grades does Plainfield Central School offer ?
Plainfield Central School offers enrollment in grades 6-8 (offers virtual instruction).
What school district is Plainfield Central School part of?
Plainfield Central School is part of Plainfield School District.

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School Reviews

1   3/19/2020
Poor teachers and administrators.
- Posted by Parent - NO
1   2/11/2020
Very poor and disrespectful teachers.
- Posted by Parent - Karen
5   10/31/2011
i love this school and this is michael guilmette
- Posted by Student/Alumni - mag20

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 463 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 13:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 18%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 25% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 44% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CT Dept. of Education

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