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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Plainview Independent School District is an above average, public school district located in Plainview, TX. It has 5,603 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 76% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
Address
912 Portland St
Plainview, TX 79072
Telephone
(806) 293-6000
Website

Plainview Independent School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
76%
Average Graduation Rate
89%
Average SAT
1110
22 responses
Average ACT
23
141 responses

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
5,603
Free or Reduced Lunch
73.7%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,147
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%

Finances

Total Expenses
$50,764,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,250/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    31%
  • Other
    6%

Plainview Independent School District Reviews

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My experiences in the plainview independent school district is overall very positive. The principals and administrators are very understanding and are very good in helping the students fulfill any academic needs. College readiness is very important to the district and includes ACT and SAT practices as well as couselors whom are always looking forward to help apply for college resources and help. Dual credit is highly encouraged in Plainview ISD. Sports and clubs are very diverse and play a big part in our schools. They are always included in the schools many open house nights throughout the year. Being in the Plainview independent school district has helped me not only prepare for college but also provided me a well education and some college credits.
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I liked the traditional school spirit vibe, the helpfulness and caring teachers, the diversity of students, the many student organizations offered, and the career technical courses offered for those wanting to pursue a career in the medical, engineering, agricultural, business and fashion world. What I felt quite disturbing and unnecessary was how this school is so focused on wanting every student to aim for higher education. Many students at PHS can't afford to continue their education therefore decide to graduate with a high school diploma, and enter the workforce. The way some teachers criticize several students based on their lifestyle is something I found disrespectful. Every student should be treated with the same amount of respect and dignity no matter the education their parents received or their ethnicity background.
Plainview ISD is a comfortable school district but I believe that we are hardly challenged when it comes to academic excellence and college readiness. There are several attempts made by our school to reach those goals but their effectiveness on the school body is little to none. If I could change one thing about this district, I would undoubtedly change the attitude of the administration and teachers toward education--they treat school as an obligation and even a bother rather than a privilege and priority. Few teachers have a desire to educate youth and it's easily seen by their performance. The administrators are feared but not in reverence, rather the students know they aren't cared for and are seen as a bother to these administrators. However, opportunities to get involved are plentiful and encouraged. Clubs and activities are successful for the most part and are enjoyed by participants--this involvement gives students a sense of belonging and pride.