8300 Pleasant Plains Rd
Towson, MD 21286
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Pleasant Plains Elementary School serves 655 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Pleasant Plains Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Maryland 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 15% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 38%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 19% (which is lower than the Maryland state average of 46%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

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School Overview

Pleasant Plains Elementary School's student population of 655 students has grown by 6% over five school years.
The teacher population of 38 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
655 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
38 teachers
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School Rankings

Pleasant Plains Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,354 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Pleasant Plains Elementary School is 0.66, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.72. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year Data
This School
State Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank
#1169 out of 1354 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
15%
38%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
19%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
15:1
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American Indian
1%
n/a
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
15%
17%
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Black
53%
34%
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White
20%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.66
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
5%
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Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Students: 655 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 80%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MD
  • Math Proficiency
    : 15% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 19% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.66 (Top 20%)

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