Plum Point Middle School

  • Plum Point Middle School serves 671 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 49% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 62% (which is higher than the Maryland state average of 41%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Plum Point Middle School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Maryland for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Maryland state level of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 22% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Maryland state average of 63% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Plum Point Middle School places among the top 20% of public schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

  • Plum Point Middle School's student population of 671 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 40 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students671 students
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Total Classroom Teachers40 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Plum Point Middle School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1,359 schools in Maryland (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Plum Point Middle School is 0.38, 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 DataThis SchoolState Level (MD)
Overall Testing Rank#326 out of 1359 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
49%
41%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient) (16-17)
62%
41%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:115:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
17%
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Black
11%
34%
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White
78%
37%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.380.72
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Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
41%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCalvert County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MD Dept. of Education

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I have attended PPMS from 6th to 8th grade, starting in 2017. I think that Plum Point is an outstanding school with amazing teachers and administrators, not only that but the remainder of staff such as custodians and lunch workers are all respectful, helpful, and do none the less than make PPMS a better place. My school is also a clean, safe, positive place that welcomes all students and treats them with equality and respect. Currently, I will be unable to physically finish out my eighth grade year due to the mandatory shutdown because of a global pandemic. Although I will not be physically going to school anytime soon, the staff is currently working their hardest to ensure the student body that attends PPMS has only the best learning environment and I think that for our teachers to take time and emails 24/7 really says something about the staff at my school. Thank you to the Board of Education, Plum Point Middle School, and especially my principal, Mrs. Adams. PPMS is a 5/5 star school, no doubt.
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