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Plains High School

Public | 9-12 | 162 students

 

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Posted March 10, 2011

I graduated from Plains in 1986. This absolutely has to be the very best school. I agree in everything everybody else said about how caring and considerate the teachers and staff were. Even though I am visually challenged, I was given the same care and compassion that every single student was given individually and that is why I am what I am today, an 11+ year successfully self-employed medical transcriptionist. Thank you to all current and former PHS students, teachers, faculty members and school board members for making my time spent in the Plains Public School system a positive experience!!!


Posted October 15, 2008

I graduated from plains high school and it was one of the best experiances i have ever had. The staff were amazing...truly caring for each student individually. Yes, there might be some frusterations with the lack of AP classes, but you cant have everything. The loving staff, acceptance, and true life guidance is what high school is supposed to be about, and phs has that in excess. I would highly recommend sending your children to this school. You wont regret it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2008

I am a student at Plains High, and have been a student of Plains District school system since Kindergarden. I think we have a good work plan for our budget and have teachers and authority figures who have our best interest at heart. It may be a small school without the average public school classes, but students that graduate often get very successful and thats due to our caring faculty
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

I go to school here, and I think it is a great school. The teachers are all great at what they do and they love their job, but there are no honors or gifted classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

I attended school in Plains. When I was a student, I felt as if I was a part of a great community, and that people really had my best interest at heart. My parents and I were notified of the information that helped me become a successful student. As a parent, I feel that the quality of education has dropped. There are no higher math classes, as there were when I was a kid. There is no gifted program, or expectations that children should reach higher levels of education. Overall the respect that I receive as a parent is not at a level that it needs to be. In my opinion, Plains School needs to allow information to be more accessible to parents and students. They also need to treat the parents that seek to get involved, more opportunities to do so.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

This school needs some serious work in order to make it a safe and wonderful place for all students. Participating in this school district has been the worst experience we have ever had, and I would not recommend anyone with kids move to this area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

I Love my school, and everyone in it! It's the Best shool in the World!
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 82% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students76%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic79%
Participates in free/reduced lunch70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic82%
Participates in free/reduced lunch85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students73%
Black or African Americann/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic75%
Participates in free/reduced lunch60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 12%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Black 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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412 Rittenour
Plains, MT 59859
Phone: (406) 826-8600

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