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Plainwell, MI
Students enrolled: 599

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720 Brigham Street
Plainwell, MI 49080

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(269) 685-5813
(269) 685-2099
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December 08, 2009
PMS as it's known locally is now 2 years into the more traditional middle school model (away from teams). The transition has been rocky because it's meant more work for the teachers (most middle schools made this transition before now) but the students are starting to reap the benefits - a more flexible array of classes, including 8th grade classes that give high school credit. Science and math teachers in particular are superb - including a Michigan Middle School Science teacher of the year and a math teacher who is nationally certified (there are few of these in Michigan and 2 are in Plainwell). Great school with caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2009
With a son with special needs.This is the best school ever.They have did everything to help and protect my son.I feel this school is one of the best schools in west michigan .

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 29, 2008
The decision to move away from teams for financial reasons has reduced the effectiveness of the middle school. Having known this school for several years due to having four children in the district, I can see the differences. Teachers are working hard to maintain quality education and communication, but without teams there is no infrastructure in place to deal with all the issues that arise on a timely basis. Losing five teachers in this building has hurt this school. The district needs to re-evaluate their financial priorities.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2008
We are very pleased with Plainwell, our son is very happy here and thriving. Teachers have been great about communicating via email and at confereneces have offered helpful information. Office staff is first rate in assisting all of us, glad to be in Plainwell Schools.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2007
the best school ever!!!!!

- submitted by a student

October 18, 2007
As far as sports go the majority of the coaches have no real concern over teaching fundamentals or care if they destroy a kids desire to further his interest in sports. I've seen numerous kids quit because lack of coaching, or have a concern if the kids succeed. It's truly sad to see kids work hard, get no guidance and no opportunity.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2007
I am a student at Plainwell Middle and it is a very nice place to be. Most of the teachers are very kind and everyone likes them. The lunch food is also really good.

- submitted by a student

April 26, 2006
Although it's in a good district, this school in particular has too many teachers who do not care to put much time into their jobs. Class plans copied directly from the web, not necessarily appropriate for age group; most everything corrected by students, not teachers; most teachers not available to allow students any after school time for help (even though they are supposed to); and general inefficiency: frequent attendance mistakes that do not get quickly resolved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 13, 2005
This school is a decent school. Most of the teachers are dedicated and helpful, but some are lacking in those areas. The school does not have a program for advanced students, and it needs one. Discipline is not a very high priority, many things that shouldnt be are let fly. There are some behavior problems and there are drugs at this school. The sports offered at this school are; basketball, track, volleyball, and swimming. There are club sports teams offered for most other sports though. This school does have a very nice arts/technology program. It offers classes such as photography, woodshop, and computers. All in all this school gets a C- from me as a former student.

- submitted by a student
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Plainwell Middle School
720 Brigham Street, Plainwell, MI  49080
(269) 685-5813
Last modified Plainwell Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Plainwell Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top