412 Rittenour
Plains, MT 59859
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Plains 7-8 Middle School serves 75 students in grades 7-8.
Plains 7-8 Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Montana for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (which is higher than the Montana state average of 42%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 45-49% (which is lower than the Montana state average of 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the Montana state level of 12:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Montana state average of 22% (majority American Indian).

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 75 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MT
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

School Overview

Plains 7-8 Middle School's student population of 75 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 5 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 7-8
Total Students
75 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
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School Rankings

Plains 7-8 Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 715 schools in Montana (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Plains 7-8 Middle School is 0.21, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.38. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MT)
Overall Testing Rank
#425 out of 715 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
42%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
12:1
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American Indian
1%
11%
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Asian
3%
1%
Hispanic
4%
5%
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Black
n/a
1%
White
89%
78%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.21
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch (19-20)
43%
38%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (19-20)
13%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?

45-49% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 42% MT state average), while 45-49% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 50% MT state average).

How many students attend Plains 7-8 Middle School?

75 students attend Plains 7-8 Middle School.

What is the ethnic breakdown of the student body?

89% of Plains 7-8 Middle School students are White, 4% of students are Hispanic, 3% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are American Indian.

What is the student:teacher ratio of Plains 7-8 Middle School?

Plains 7-8 Middle School has a student ration of 15:1, which is higher than the Montana state average of 12:1.

What grades does Plains 7-8 Middle School offer ?

Plains 7-8 Middle School offers enrollment in grades 7-8

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Grades: 7-8
  • Enrollment: 75 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 11%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 45-49% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MT Dept. of Education

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