Plaza Middle School

6501 Nw 72nd St
Kansas City, MO 64151
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Plaza Middle School serves 681 students in grades 6-8.
Plaza Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Missouri for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is equal to the Missouri state average of 37%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 51% (which is higher than the Missouri state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is higher than the Missouri state level of 13:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Missouri state average of 31% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 681 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MO
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Plaza Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Missouri for:

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School Overview

Plaza Middle School's student population of 681 students has declined by 25% over five school years.
The teacher population of 50 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
681 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
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School Rankings

Plaza Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 2,092 schools in Missouri (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Plaza Middle School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MO)
Overall Testing Rank
#798 out of 2092 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
13:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
11%
8%
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Black
20%
15%
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White
58%
69%
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Hawaiian
1%
1%
Two or more races
6%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.61
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Eligible for Free Lunch
19%
40%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Plaza Middle School's ranking?
Plaza Middle School is ranked #798 out of 2,092 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Missouri.
What schools are Plaza Middle School often compared to?
Plaza Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like New Mark Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
37% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 37% MO state average), while 51% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% MO state average).
How many students attend Plaza Middle School?
681 students attend Plaza Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Plaza Middle School students are White, 20% of students are Black, 11% of students are Hispanic, 6% of students are Two or more races, 4% of students are Asian, and 1% of students are Hawaiian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Plaza Middle School?
Plaza Middle School has a student ration of 14:1, which is higher than the Missouri state average of 13:1.
What grades does Plaza Middle School offer ?
Plaza Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Plaza Middle School part of?
Plaza Middle School is part of Park Hill School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 681 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 42%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 37% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 51% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MO Dept. of Education

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