Plains Middle School

811 Cowboy Way
Plains, TX 79355
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Plains Middle School serves 111 students in grades 6-8.
Plains Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 30-34% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-34% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 47%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Texas state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Texas state average of 72% (majority Hispanic).

Top Rankings

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School Overview

Plains Middle School's student population of 111 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 8 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students111 students
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Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
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School Rankings

Plains Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 8,043 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Plains Middle School is 0.45, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (TX)
Overall Testing Rank
#6752 out of 8043 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
51%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-34%
47%
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Student : Teacher Ratio14:115:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
n/a
4%
Hispanic
66%
52%
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Black
n/a
13%
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White
34%
28%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
2%
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Diversity Score
0.450.64
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePlains Independent School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, TX Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Plains Middle School is Plains High School (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is William G Gravitt J High School (15.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Plains Elementary School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Plains Plains Elementary School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 15-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 225 students
    0.0 miles
    811 Cowboy Way
    Plains, TX 79355
    (806) 456-7401
    0 PK-5 225
  • Plains Plains High School Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 112 students
    0.0 miles
    811 Cowboy Way
    Plains, TX 79355
    (806) 456-7401
    0 9-12 112
  • Denver City Denver City High School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 487 students
    15.1 miles
    601 Mustang Ave
    Denver City, TX 79323
    (806) 592-5950
    15.1 9-12 487
  • Denver City Dodson Primary
    Grades: PK-2 | 434 students
    15.2 miles
    600 N Soland
    Denver City, TX 79323
    (806) 592-5931
    15.2 PK-2 434
  • Denver City Kelley Elementary School Math: 38% | Reading: 40%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 3-5 | 402 students
    15.2 miles
    500 N Soland
    Denver City, TX 79323
    (806) 592-5920
    15.2 3-5 402

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