Middle School of Plainville

Summary:

Middle School of Plainville is a public middle school serving 540 students in grades 6-8 in Plainville, Connecticut, which is part of the Bristol School District.

Academically, Middle School of Plainville consistently performs above the state average, ranking around the 100th percentile among Connecticut middle schools. Its students excel in English Language Arts and Science, with over 50% proficiency on state assessments. The school particularly stands out for its strong performance with Hispanic, special education, and low-income students, ranking in the top quarter of Connecticut middle schools for these subgroups. However, the school faces some challenges in maintaining consistent high performance across all student populations, with relatively weaker results for White and female students compared to nearby top-performing schools like Joseph A. Depaolo Middle School and Irving A. Robbins Middle School.

Despite these areas for improvement, Middle School of Plainville benefits from strong resource allocation, including a low student-teacher ratio and high per-student spending, which may contribute to its overall positive academic outcomes. The school also performs better than some nearby struggling schools, such as Pulaski Middle School and Slade Middle School in New Britain, which have very low proficiency rates. With its focus on supporting diverse student populations and continued efforts to address performance gaps, Middle School of Plainville appears to be a solid choice for families in the Plainville area.


Detail:

Public 6-8

 150 Northwest Dr.
       Plainville, CT  06062


(860) 793-3250

District: Plainville School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
103rd of 252 Connecticut Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $19,428 Help


Students who attend Middle School of Plainville usually attend:

High:    Plainville High School

Feeder schools for Middle School of Plainville:

Elementary:    Frank T. Wheeler School
    Linden Street School
    Louis Toffolon School

Student/teacher ratio:  10.4 Help
Number of students:  540

Racial breakdown:

White:
63.9%
Hispanic:
23.7%
African American:
5.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  42% Help


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Compare Details Middle School of Plainville ranks better than 59.1% of middle schools in Connecticut. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.59. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (63.9%), Hispanic (23.7%), African American (5.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 42% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Middle School of Plainville is 10.4. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Middle School of Plainville is $19,428.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Middle School of Plainville:

SchoolDigger ranks Middle School of Plainville 103rd of 252 Connecticut public middle schools. (See Middle School of Plainville in the ranking list.)

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Plainville School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Plainville School District 95th of 151 Connecticut school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Middle School of Plainville

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Rank History for all students at Middle School of Plainville

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 57.55 134th 248 46.0%
2007 62.50 121st 250 51.6%
2008 64.13 117th 252 53.6%
2009 71.14 93rd 255 63.5%
2010 71.85 96th 268 64.2%
2011 71.26 99th 269 63.2%
2012 71.74 100th 272 63.2%
2013 71.67 102nd 278 63.3%
2015 45.77 156th 280 44.3%
2016 49.69 123rd 246 50.0%
2017 49.83 125th 250 50.0%
2018 67.49 91st 249 63.5%
2019 62.54 104th 259 59.8%
2021 64.77 94th 275 65.8%
2022 53.40 106th 250 57.6%
2023 59.59 102nd 249 59.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Middle School of Plainville

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 66.06 68th 244 72.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Middle School of Plainville

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 74.62 24th 104 76.9%
2021 68.71 61st 218 72.0%
2022 57.03 45th 106 57.5%
2023 57.39 37th 109 66.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Middle School of Plainville

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.01 90th 160 43.8%
2019 52.33 95th 169 43.8%
2021 57.82 96th 235 59.1%
2022 53.37 83rd 166 50.0%
2023 42.34 95th 160 40.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Middle School of Plainville

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 64.06 71st 164 56.7%
2019 56.63 85th 167 49.1%
2021 63.29 85th 224 62.1%
2022 43.18 96th 169 43.2%
2023 59.19 67th 158 57.6%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Middle School of Plainville

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.83 24th 97 75.3%
2021 52.04 63rd 146 56.8%
2022 60.09 25th 97 74.2%
2023 45.00 47th 99 52.5%
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Rank History for White students at Middle School of Plainville

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CT State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 54.79 80th 168 52.4%
2019 44.51 96th 166 42.2%
2021 53.18 81st 175 53.7%
2022 39.39 97th 151 35.8%
2023 47.53 85th 158 46.2%
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Data source: test scores: Connecticut Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Connecticut State Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Middle School of Plainville

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1993 492 37 6 17 7 n/a n/a 0 559
1994 489 41 3 19 7 n/a n/a 0 559
1995 502 34 4 20 1 n/a n/a 0 561
1996 502 34 4 20 1 n/a n/a 0 561
1997 543 31 5 22 1 n/a n/a 0 602
1998 585 32 7 26 0 n/a n/a 0 650
1999 585 31 8 28 4 n/a n/a 0 656
2000 608 36 13 26 0 n/a n/a 0 683
2001 573 36 14 26 5 n/a n/a 0 654
2002 588 36 14 21 4 n/a n/a 0 663
2003 588 36 14 21 4 n/a n/a 0 663
2004 587 37 16 25 3 n/a n/a 0 668
2005 574 47 17 30 1 n/a n/a 0 669
2006 581 44 16 34 1 n/a n/a 0 676
2007 577 50 11 33 1 n/a n/a 0 672
2008 517 52 12 40 1 n/a n/a 0 622
2009 488 39 11 41 1 n/a n/a 0 580
2010 467 39 14 54 0 n/a n/a 0 574
2011 449 23 13 68 0 0 22 0 575
2012 420 24 14 67 0 0 22 0 547
2013 412 28 10 70 0 0 18 0 538
2014 402 24 10 77 1 0 17 0 531
2015 411 28 9 77 1 0 12 0 538
2016 407 26 10 82 1 0 19 0 545
2017 406 27 11 86 0 0 18 0 548
2018 385 22 16 95 2 0 23 0 543
2019 358 17 19 103 3 0 23 0 523
2020 352 21 19 121 3 0 26 0 542
2021 341 28 15 121 2 0 24 0 531
2022 344 30 13 132 1 1 27 0 548
2023 345 32 10 128 2 2 21 0 540

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Middle School of Plainville

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 559 35.0 16.0 0.9
1994 559 35.8 15.6 17.4
1995 561 38.0 14.8 20.1
1996 561 38.0 14.8 20.1
1997 602 41.8 14.4 9.8
1998 650 42.3 15.4 8.5
1999 656 49.6 13.2 14
2000 683 49.0 13.9 13.8
2001 654 50.7 12.9 n/a
2002 663 45.7 14.5 14
2003 663 45.7 14.5 14
2004 668 47.0 14.2 15.7
2005 669 44.9 14.9 n/a
2006 676 43.2 15.6 21.4
2007 672 45.2 14.9 20.4
2008 622 49.7 12.5 22.5
2009 580 55.3 11.7 22.6
2010 574 47.7 12.0 29.3
2011 575 48.4 11.8 22.1
2012 547 47.5 11.4 28.2
2013 538 48.9 10.9 29.7
2014 531 52.9 10.0 31.3
2015 538 50.0 10.7 35.1
2016 545 53.0 10.2 34.7
2017 548 48.7 11.2 30.5
2018 543 51.7 10.4 27.3
2019 523 45.7 11.4 42.4
2020 542 44.3 12.2 44.6
2021 531 39.7 13.3 43.5
2022 548 50.7 10.8 41.8
2023 540 51.7 10.4 42

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Middle School of Plainville

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1993 559 35.0 16.0 0.9
1994 559 35.8 15.6 17.4
1995 561 38.0 14.8 20.1
1996 561 38.0 14.8 20.1
1997 602 41.8 14.4 9.8
1998 650 42.3 15.4 8.5
1999 656 49.6 13.2 14
2000 683 49.0 13.9 13.8
2001 654 50.7 12.9 n/a
2002 663 45.7 14.5 14
2003 663 45.7 14.5 14
2004 668 47.0 14.2 15.7
2005 669 44.9 14.9 n/a
2006 676 43.2 15.6 21.4
2007 672 45.2 14.9 20.4
2008 622 49.7 12.5 22.5
2009 580 55.3 11.7 22.6
2010 574 47.7 12.0 29.3
2011 575 48.4 11.8 22.1
2012 547 47.5 11.4 28.2
2013 538 48.9 10.9 29.7
2014 531 52.9 10.0 31.3
2015 538 50.0 10.7 35.1
2016 545 53.0 10.2 34.7
2017 548 48.7 11.2 30.5
2018 543 51.7 10.4 27.3
2019 523 45.7 11.4 42.4
2020 542 44.3 12.2 44.6
2021 531 39.7 13.3 43.5
2022 548 50.7 10.8 41.8
2023 540 51.7 10.4 42

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Middle School of Plainville

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $17,127
2019 $18,190
2020 $17,825
2021 $19,428

Data source: Connecticut Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Middle School of Plainville

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 104th of 259 Middle schoolsRanks 102nd of 249 Middle schools
 0.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Middle School of Plainville)68.552.3
 16.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Plainville School District)68.552.3
 16.2%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.348
 7.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Middle School of Plainville)42.345.7
 3.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Plainville School District)42.345.7
 3.4%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)45.439.6
 5.8%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Middle School of Plainville)62.553.2
 9.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Plainville School District)62.553.2
 9.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)56.148.8
 7.3%
7th Grade Mathematics (Middle School of Plainville)49.440
 9.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Plainville School District)49.440
 9.4%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)46.139.9
 6.2%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Middle School of Plainville)55.450
 5.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Plainville School District)54.750
 4.7%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Connecticut)55.848.5
 7.3%
8th Grade Mathematics (Middle School of Plainville)59.353
 6.3%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Plainville School District)58.753
 5.7%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Connecticut)43.536.2
 7.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students523540
 3.3%
African American1732
 88.2%
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian1910
 47.4%
Hispanic103128
 24.3%
Pacific Islander02
White358345
 3.6%
Two or More Races2321
 8.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients42.4%42%
 0.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Middle School of Plainville

In the 2022-23 school year, 540 students attended Middle School of Plainville.

Students who attend Middle School of Plainville usually go on to attend Plainville High School

Middle School of Plainville ranks 103rd of 252 Connecticut middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Middle School of Plainville are 64% White, 24% Hispanic, 6% African American, 4% Two or more races, 2% Asian.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Connecticut Department of Education.

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